Showing posts from September, 2009

The Expense of Eating with Celiac Disease

The Expense of Eating With Celiac Disease from New York Times By LESLEY ALDERMAN Published: August 14, 2009 YOU would think that after Kelly Oram broke more than 10 bones and experienced chronic stomach problems for most of his life, someone (a nurse? a doctor?) might have wondered if something fundamental was wrong with his health. But it wasn’t until Mr. Oram was in his early 40s that a doctor who was treating him for a neck injury became suspicious and ordered tests, including a bone scan. It turned out that Mr. Oram, a music teacher who lives in White Plains, had celiac disease, an underdiagnosed immune disorder set off by eating foods containing gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Celiac disease damages the lining of the small intestine, making it difficult for the body to absorb nutrients. Victims may suffer from mild to serious malnutrition and a host of health problems, including anemia, low bone density and infertility. Celiac affects one out of 100 peopl

School Time!

It has been a year now since I started this blog. I wanted to thank you all for reading and emailing me with questions. It means a lot when I hear from you. It brightens my day when I recieve an email saying that they enjoy and learn a lot. Always feel free to email with any questions or worries. School time is here again. If you have a newbie or experienced celiac child and trying to figure out what to make for his or her lunches. Here are some ideas that will keep lunch making easy. Sandwiches: Corn tortillas, with lettuce, tomatoes,mayo or salad dressing and Oscar Meyer meat. Rice cakes makes a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Two plain rice cakes, put Jiffy peanut butter and Smuckers jelly in the middle. They maybe hard, but they taste great. You can even get apple Cinnamon rice cakes, which are good. Quacker ones are gluten free, but don't get the multi grain ones because they contain oats, which those oats are not gluten free. You can use the rice cakes to make