- Featured Recipe: Chili with Rice
Safer products: Supplements, probiotics and spices are frequently contaminated with gluten (See Published Drug Test Results, and Special Report: Gluten Contamination of Spices). To deal with this:
- For supplements and probiotics, the safest choice may be to avoid using them at all. However, if you need to use them, a possibly safe source is Kirkman Labs, which does extensive testing.
- For herbs and spices, the safest choice is probably to use fresh herbs when possible and grind seeds yourself. When buying spices, a possibly safe source is Spicely Organics. Spicely has the only full line of certified gluten-free spices. You can get them in bulk for a reasonable price-per-ounce at Amazon.
- Rice is almost always contaminated with arsenic (See Arsenic in Rice). Mighty Rice white rice has been tested independently for arsenic and found to have undetectable levels. It is available online at Target.
If your child has CD: Members of Celiac Disease Foundation's Medical Advisory Board have developed a list of 25 best practices for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of pediatric celiac disease, and from these best practices, CDF has created an easy-to-use Pediatric Celiac Disease Follow-Up Checklist. Complete your Pediatric Follow-Up Checklist and share it with your pediatrician and dietitian, so you can assure your children are receiving the proper care they need to thrive.
College dining: Beyond Celiac has a page with lots of resources to use if students or their parents want to encourage college food service staff to be trained in gluten-free food preparation. Although apparently not part of the Beyond Celiac program, Kent State has the first gluten-free dining hall on a college campus.
The Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest is coming to Indianapolis again this year! The event will be held at the Fairgrounds on October 29th and 30th. You can receive a 20% discount on tickets if they are purchased through the Fest website using our group's Promo code "GlutenFreeIndy". Click here to buy tickets. Volunteers are also still needed for the Fest. Volunteers usually sign up for a 4 hour shift at the show and in return they receive a Fest t-shirt and a free pass to the show for the weekend. Anyone interested in volunteering can go to the volunteer page to sign up: http://www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com/volunteer/