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Celiac.com Update: Safe Gluten-Free Halloween Candy & Chocolate List Dark Chocolate Almonds, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Espresso, Hershey Chocolate, Organic Fruit Snacks, Almond Toffee, Fruit Chews, Fun Dip

Safe Gluten-Free Halloween Candy & Chocolate List

Here's our best, most complete, most up-to-date list of safe, gluten-free Halloween candy and chocolate, along with a list of unsafe candy that contains gluten and should be avoided. This year, we’ve added candies to both the SAFE Gluten-Free Halloween Candy list, and to our UNSAFE Non-Gluten-Free Halloween Candy list. We’ve also added more manufacturer contact information for easier answers to gluten-free questions. Have a happy gluten-free Halloween!

Celiac.com Update: We Have Met the Enemy...and He is Us

We Have Met the Enemy...and He is Us

New research into the origin of our medical woes has revealed something startling: As it turns out, we are our own worst enemy. Yes, the Pogo quote of yesteryear found in the title of this article is quite accurate when applied to our medical lives. We love to discuss those things that we call “causes” of diseases even though we often have little knowledge of how these things really cause illness. Even medical professionals can have difficulty grasping the true cause-and-effect. But that…

ICYMI: Celiac.com Update: The Secret to Maintaining Your Healthy Weight Without Dieting—Cleaning Up Your Body Step-by-Step

The Secret to Maintaining Your Healthy Weight Without Dieting—Cleaning Up Your Body Step-by-Step

Did you know that certain foods may be seriously compromising your general health? If you are interested in eating a cleaner diet in order to effortlessly maintain your ideal weight, to boost your immune system, and to improve your overall health consider a step-wise approach. Switching abruptly from eating a mainstream diet, rich with baked goods, processed foods, milk, cheese, yogurt, meats and alcoholic beverages to a cleaner, healing diet comprised of whole (gluten-free) grains, beans…

Celiac.com Update: One Blood Test Can Now Diagnose Celiac Disease without Biopsy

One Blood Test Can Now Diagnose Celiac Disease without Biopsy

Until now, patients with suspected celiac disease had to take a blood test, then, if positive, they needed to keep eating wheat for a month or so before undergoing an endoscopy and biopsy from a Gastroenterologist. An upcoming report by British researchers for the leading gastroenterology journal Gut, shows that the blood test alone is 95 per cent accurate and 95 percent specific for diagnosing celiac disease.

ICYMI: Celiac.com Update: Does the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Ability to Issue a Food "Advisory" Warning Keep their Food Safer than…

Does the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Ability to Issue a Food "Advisory" Warning Keep their Food Safer than the FDA’s Recall System?

A recent "Advisory" issued on August 29,2020 by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), followed by a product recall, has brought up an interesting question: Which food safety system works better, the USA's or Canada's? The alert was issued two weeks ago for President's Choice Brand "Gluten-Free" Chicken Strips, the text of which reads.

ICYMI: Celiac.com Update: Are M&M's Gluten-Free and Safe for Celiacs?

Are M&M's Gluten-Free and Safe for Celiacs?

M&Ms candies do not advertise or label their products as gluten-free. However, with a few exceptions, their candies are gluten-free and safe for people with celiac disease.

ICYMI: Celiac.com Update: Gluten-Free Kassler (Pork Cutlet with Saurkraut and Potatoes)

Gluten-Free Kassler (Pork Cutlet with Saurkraut and Potatoes)

This is a classic German recipe, which is well known in the mid-western part of the country. You will find this dish in every German restaurant that serves homemade dishes. Some prefer to sear the cutlets first before laying on the sauerkraut. This gives it a more hearty flavor, but it is not necessary.

Celiac.com Update: Is Popcorn Gluten-Free and Safe for Celiacs?

Is Popcorn Gluten-Free and Safe for Celiacs?

Is popcorn gluten-free, and safe for people with celiac disease? The short answer is that, yes, popcorn is gluten-free. Corn is gluten-free. That means that plain popcorn, either air-popped, or cooked in oil, is gluten-free. It's still gluten-free if you add some butter and salt.

ICYMI: Celiac.com Update: UK Restaurant Owner Mocks Celiac for Gluten-Free Request and Poor Tripadvisor Review

UK Restaurant Owner Mocks Celiac for Gluten-Free Request and Poor Tripadvisor Review

A restaurant owner in the UK is catching heat for mocking a celiac customer for her gluten-free food request, and then going on Tripadvisor to call her 'selfish,' and 'spoiled,' and sacrastically apologizing for not being able to "cater for her 'whims and demands.' Yorkshire resident Natasha Tunmore left a negative, one star review on Tripadvisor, complaining that the wait staff at Zammuto Steak and Grill House in Doncaster were dismissive about her gluten-free request. But rather than…

Celiac.com Update: These Major Brands of Popcorn are Gluten-Free

These Major Brands of Popcorn are Gluten-Free

Corn is naturally gluten-free, and so is popcorn, unless it's got added gluten ingredients. However, many brands do not label their popcorn as gluten-free, and many popcorn brands may be made on equipment that processes wheat, rye or barley. That's not necessarily a big deal, but some people like to play it safe. These brands go the extra mile to make sure their popcorn products are labeled "Gluten-Free." That means that you can breath extra easy about serving them to people with celiac…

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Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Certain Goodfood brand Roasted Sweet Potato Power Bowls recalled due to undeclared almonds, pecans, wheat and gluten

Goodfood Market Corp is recalling certain Roasted Sweet Potato Power Bowls with Feta, Quinoa & Crunchy Cabbage Salad from the marketplace because they may contain almonds, pecans, wheat, and gluten which are not declared on the label. People who have an allergy to almonds, pecans, wheat, or h...

Celiac.com Update: New Study Finds Increased Rates of Heart and Urinary Defects in Celiac Disease Pregnancies

New Study Finds Increased Rates of Heart and Urinary Defects in Celiac Disease Pregnancies

Many people of reproductive age have celiac disease, but researchers really don't know very much about the impact of celiac disease on pregnancy and fetal development. The British Society of Gastroenterology currently recommends celiac blood testing for patients with chronic diarrhea, but celiac disease may be under-diagnosed in women without classic symptoms. A team of researchers recently wrote a letter to the editors at Gut, about their recent study on the impact of celiac disease on…

ICYMI: Celiac.com Update: Special IgG Antibody Response to Gluten Distinguishes Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity from Celiac Disease

Special IgG Antibody Response to Gluten Distinguishes Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity from Celiac Disease

Researchers understand that celiac disease is marked by robust B cell and antibody responses to gluten, and to the transglutaminase 2 (TG2) autoantigen. In contrast, non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is marked by the absence of the physical or testable features of celiac disease. Beyond that, researchers don't know much about NCGS. There are no established biomarkers yet for NCGS, but research shows a state of systemic immune activation together with a compromised intestinal epithelium.

Celiac.com Update: Bangin' Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Turmeric Oil (Gluten-Free)

Bangin' Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Turmeric Oil (Gluten-Free)

With their red flesh and their deep connection to summer, tomatoes and watermelon are like brothers from another mother. Firm, sweet and juicy at their peak of ripeness, all you need to make them sing together, is some salt, spice, and a little fat. This recipe goes that distance, and then turns a corner with spiced turmeric oil. The result is a dish fit for royalty.

ICYMI: Celiac.com Update: Inflammation: Is it a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Inflammation: Is it a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

In order to understand how inflammation impacts those of us with celiac disease, we must first understand what role it plays in the body’s defense system. In many cases, inflammation is a good thing. It’s a non-specific, protective response by the immune system against infectious agents, toxic irritants, abrasions, tissue injury, and even extreme temperatures. It’s our natural and desirable attempt to protect, repair, and maintain healthy tissue — both inside and outside the body.

ICYMI: Celiac.com Update: Sumptuous Summer Shirkhand (Gluten-Free)

Sumptuous Summer Shirkhand (Gluten-Free)

If you're looking for a rich, creamy dessert that is also refreshing, and lower in calories, then look no further than shirkhand, a luscious, nutritious and probiotic delight. Commonly found in the Indian state of Gujarat, this silky, smooth yogurt dessert packs tremendous flavor into a simple dish, that's fit for royalty. It's sure to enchant palates, and stir the senses.