Play with Food: Dr. Oz Discusses Celiac Disease

This week Dr. Oz devoted a show to celiac disease featuring Elizabeth Hasselbeck. For the record, the only thing I have in common with Ms. Hasselbeck is that we both avoid wheat in our diets. A lot of GF experts don’t agree completely with her book, The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide as she claims certain foods like blue cheese contain gluten. I’m not sure how moldy cheese can contain gluten but judge for yourself.

This week Jen’s Gluten Free Blog has gluten and egg free recipes for all those under-appreciated gluten-free moms out there.

FAAN (Food Allergy Anaphylaxis Network) has updated their recipe section with new holiday recipes and tips. Enjoy those holiday parties with full confidence.
Jenna Bell (the Eat Right Around Chicago blogger) and I joined ChicagoNow Radio Host Bill Leff in the Showcase Studio to discuss healthy holiday eating, allergy free drinking and tattoos somehow got into our conversation.
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  • Wow, if you have celiac disease please know that blue cheese, as well as Swiss cheese cheese that use cultures grown from wheat; that is why we do not eat them. I was having gut issues after being gluten free for several years, only to find out it was the Swiss cheese; confirmed by the facilitator of my local Celiac Chapter and other medical sources. You might not have a lot in common with Elizabeth; neither do I for that matter, but we three do need to be gluten free and education is the key...Regards.

  • Cillyak, thank you for the comment. I would sincerely like to know more. How exactly do cheese cultures grow from wheat? Does all cheese grow from wheat? I noticed in doing some research before posting this that a lot GF bloggers believe that blue cheese IS gluten free.

  • I also want to reiterate that I am not a doctor, nutritionist or allergist. I don

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