Showing posts from April, 2009

The Best Gluten Free Store in Grand Rapids MI

Out all the Health Food stores around Grand Rapids area and even Lansing is Apple Valley Natural Foods. They have the best selection of Gluten Free items. Every week they get something new in. I feel that Apple Valley has a better selection then Whole Foods and even Trader Joe's. If you are in the area stop in and you will be happy about going. If you get a chance, drive to Apple Valley Natural Foods. The more you stop and buy the selection will keep getting bigger. Apple Valley Will have some samples, free products and a list of what the store carries at the Grand Rapids Gluten Free Food Fair at Kyuper College on the Beltline at 10:00- 3:00. Address: (The Kentwood Apple Valley, I know has a big section of GF, The other I am not sure, because they are owned by different people.) Apple Valley Natural Foods 6070 Kalamazoo Ave., SE Kentwood, MI 49508 616-554-3205 (phone) Website: Hours: Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a

Grand Rapids Gluten Free Food Fair 2009

The annual Gluten Free Fair is back for hopefully another successful year. On May 2nd at Kyuper College on the Beltline. Time is at 10:00-3:00 They will have free samples and information about different companies. There will also be door prizes every 30 minutes. Contact Information—616-363-9425 Sponsored by: Anchor Baptist Church Business that will be there are: Tastefully Gluten Free Bread Stone Bakery Breads From Anna Celiac Specialties Full Flavor Foods Best Breads Enjoy Life Meijer, Inc. Food Tek Organic Bistro Coco Charlotte Midge’s Muffins Heartlands Finest Forest Hills Foods Pamela’s Products It’s A Piece of Cake Harvest Health Foods Gluten Free Sensations And More

Stars on a Gluten Free Diet

I've heard that the following celebs avoid wheat. So they may or may not have Celiac Disease (some could just avoid wheat because they think it's healthier... or perhaps for religious reasons), but... they are supposedly on similar diets! Many of these I found on a message board at Billy Bob Thornton Jim Carrey Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) Rachel Weisz Regis Philbin (from Regis and Kelly) Goldie Hawn Jude Law Madonna Elisabeth Hasselbeck (The View) Juliette Lewis Susie Essman Sarah Vowell (Violet in The Incredibles) Terence Stamp (Jor-El in Smallville) Emmy Rossum Keith Olbermann (MSNBC) Dannii Minogue (Kylie Minogue's sister) Amanda Donohoe Scarlett Johansson said in an interview that she has a wheat allergy, referring to working in a wheat field. Not sure if she is on a wheat-free diet. Gwyneth Paltrow has been on a GF diet in the past (not sure if she still is). I thought that was pretty neat. I wish more would speak out about it though! I'm sure

General Mills & Betty Crocker is going Gluten Free

The following is an announcement from General Mills - great news! General Mills Announcement 3/31/09 "Thank you for contacting General Mills regarding gluten in Corn Chex cereal. General Mills is reformulating the following Big G Cereals to gluten free status: · Corn Chex · Honey Nut Chex · Strawberry Chex · Chocolate Chex · Cinnamon Chex As was the case with Gluten Free Rice Chex, the barley malt ingredient was removed and replaced with another ingredient. Production has begun, so you may start seeing the gluten free formulas on store shelves now. All 5 products should be widely available across the U.S. by June 1, 2009. As with all reformulated products, both products may be on store shelves at the same time so please read labels/packaging carefully, examining the product packaging to ensure that the cereal inside the box is in fact the new, gluten free product. Look for "NOW GLUTEN FREE" or "GLUTEN FREE" on the front/side/back panels. In addition, t

The Economic Impact Of Undiagnosed Celiac Disease Probed By Study

A study published in Journal of Insurance Medicine by members of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center has demonstrated an economic benefit to the diagnosis of celiac disease in a national managed-care population in the United States. Peter HR Green, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director, Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center, had this to say about the study (Journal of Insurance Medicine, 2008;40:218-228) and the economic benefits of increased diagnosis of celiac disease: "We now have evidence that the increased awareness and diagnosis of celiac disease would benefit not only the patients but would result in health care costs savings." Celiac disease occurs in genetically susceptible individuals due to the development of an immune response to gluten, the protein component of wheat, rye and barley. Studies have demonstrated that celiac disease occurs in about 1 percent of the U.S. population; however, most people