Here is your monthly Gluten-free Portland Update.
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News & Gluten-free Interest Round-Up
Gluten-Free market continues its expansion with 212 products from 25 brands achieving Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) Certification!
Check out this article on gluten-free Portland Potato Vodka. Potatoes make for a vodka that is low-octane and is a gluten-free alternative to grain-based spirits. Consumers like that it has a clean, crisp taste AND it’s gluten-free.
Those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity may need to consider the carbohydrate fructan instead of, or in addition to gluten. This is a small study and needs further research but it provides an interesting and potentially life-changing view on gluten.
The association of celiac disease with other disorders, and when to have suspicion of celiac disease. Celiac disease may be underdiagnosed, explained in this article on Medscape.
Researchers are looking at whether a vaccine can help prevent celiac disease. Right now the only treatment is a gluten-free diet.
For a delicious and healthy dessert: check out this spiced fruit bake with apples, pears, and cranberries, oh my!
Another take on the BLT: this stuffed avocado looks AH-mazing!
Generation GF 2018 Teen Summit is happening this year at Walt Disney World resort from June 27-June 30, 2018. Brought to gluten-free teens and their families by Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG). Space is limited so register soon!
It’s not too early to start planning for this year’s Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest at the Portland Expo Center. There will be close to 100 GF vendors and free presentations with general admission. You can join their email list to receive discount codes and info for upcoming shows!
SPOON Foundation is a local nonprofit organization that teaches and gives tools to providers of children impacted by disability and/or institutional care. They accommodate unique nutrition and feeding needs of children with disabilities all around the world. Check out their website to learn more.
Yours in Health,