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Can A Gluten-Free Diet Help A Possible Non-Gluten Sensitive Individual?

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Studies are showing an increase of Celiac Disease diagnosis’s in the United States.  United Kingdom has also noticed a marked increase of cases. A great many of individuals who have not been diagnosed have opted to change their diet to Gluten-free.  Others that show no obvious symptoms or other diseases also opt to go Gluten-free.  Is this a good idea?

Changing to a Gluten-free diet can help with many autoimmune diseases.  The first and most obvious one is Arthritis.  A Gluten-free diet cuts down on the inflammation that is associated with Arthritis.  A Gluten-free diet may cut down on the inflammation and deformity associated with Arthritis.  Because this diet cuts down with the inflammation, it also cuts down with the pain. Diabetes is another disease has a connection with food.  Diabetics should consume  less carbohydrates.  A Gluten-free diet helps with this.  Cardiovascular disease is another disease that is helped with diet change.  As stated above, using a Gluten-free diet helps decrease the amount of inflammation in your body.  This helps limit the risk of Ischemic heart disease.  More studies are analyzing the relationship between a Gluten diet and heart disease.  Healing the wall of the intestinal mucosa is another benefit of a Gluten-free diet.  By consuming only a Gluten-free diet, the lining of the wall is not attacked and is allowed to heal.  This helps, not cures, IBS and other related intestinal diseases.

Many people who are avoiding Gluten are emerging into different groups.  The first group is women and senior citizens.  The other group is athletes including Olympians and other champions.  They are finding the health benefits in their lives with the Gluten-fee diet.  However, studies are not conclusive yet on all the benefits.

When a Mistake Results with a Better Product

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Recently I was up early to make my Herb Ciabatta Buns.  I was without my coffee and was doing the recipe by heart.  While I was putting the ingredients together I noticed I did not need as much water with my bread.  After the bread was in the oven and I had my first cup of coffee I realized that I forgot to put in the tapioca flour into the mixture.  The bread came out fantastic!  It tasted much better, raised higher and was lighter.  So here is my new and improved ingredients for My Herb Ciabatta Buns:

1 1/2 cups Terry’s Flour Blend

1 cup any gluten free baking mix

1/4 to 1/2 cup gluten free multi- purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 packages instant/rapid rise yeast

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons organic Maple syrup

2 tablespoons rosemary, sifted

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 3/4 cups warm water (115 degrees)

Note: Sifted rosemary is smaller than regular rosemary.  You can use a mortar and pestle to do it yourself.

Follow the same instructions found in my recipe section entitled “Gluten-free school Sandwiches” for the Ciabatta buns.  I love this better taste and hope you enjoy it too..