Celiac Awareness Month ~ Info from Danna Korn and Gluten Freely with a Bonus Giveaway

~May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month~
Imagine a life without staple favorites such as bread, pasta, bagels, crackers, pizza, and even soy sauce – at least as most people know them. These foods and many more, contain gluten which is found in wheat, rye, and barley (malt). Millions of people are giving up gluten for a variety of reasons, but there’s a lot of confusion about the diet and how to adhere to it.


For people with celiac disease, there is no option – they must adhere to a strict gluten-free diet for life. Celiac disease affects about 3 million Americans, yet only a fraction of them are diagnosed. Symptoms are vast, and are often wrongly attributed to other conditions.

Even though my son has severe allergies to wheat & barley, opposed to celiac disease itself, we still follow a very strict gluten free diet for him. {celiac is an autoimmune disease, opposed to an allergy, that creates an adverse reaction to gluten. Individuals with celiac disease must avoid gluten, found in wheat, rye, barley, and sometimes oats. People who have a wheat allergy have an IgE-mediated response to wheat protein and may tolerate other grains.} We have also found the wheat free – gluten free diet to be beneficial for autism.

So I was totally thrilled when I was contacted to have the opportunity to speak to one of the nation’s foremost experts on the gluten-free lifestyle, Danna Korn.


Danna Korn is considered one of the foremost experts on the gluten-free lifestyle. She is author of “Living Gluten-Free For Dummies,” “Gluten-Free Cooking For Dummies,Gluten-Free Kids,” “Wheat-Free, Worry-Free,” and “Kids with Celiac Disease,” and appears frequently in national and local media. Danna has been researching celiac disease since her son, Tyler, was diagnosed with the condition in 1991. That same year, she founded R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids), the largest support group in the country for families of children on a gluten-free diet. Today, Danna leads nearly 140 chapters of R.O.C.K. throughout the nation. She speaks frequently around the country to health care professionals, celiacs, parents of celiacs, parents of autistic kids involved in a gluten-free/casein-free dietary intervention program, and others on a gluten-free diet, and has been an invited presenter at two International Symposia on Celiac Disease – Danna is also a consultant for a celiac testing company.


Danna was kind enough to take the time to provide a video for me to share with you!


I was delighted to hear that Danna has partnered with General Mills on its gluten-free initiative at glutenfreely.com. Glutenfreely.com is a community site and an e-commerce store where you can find “Everything You Need” to live a gluten free lifestyle. You can even submit your own questions to Dana herself right on the site {found here}


Aside from the wealth of gluten free and celiac information on the site, a fantastic recipe section along with an online store stocked with over 400 products from General Mill and other manufactures. If you have ever had to shop GF you know how wonderful a one stop shop that takes the guess work out of looking at labels can be!

Glutenfreely.com can also be found on Twitter {here} and Facebook {here}

More information on R.O.C.K. a free support group, for parents, families, and friends of kids on the gluten-free diet, can be found {here}


As a special giveaway today,
Danna Korn has sent over a copy of the new edition of
Living Gluten-Free For Dummies
for one lucky reader.

If you have a wheat allergy, gluten intolerance, celiac disease, or you just want to enjoy the benefits of a diet free of wheat, barley, and rye, then this guide is for you. Trusted author Danna Korn explains the medical problems associated with gluten and shows you step by step how to make the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle – and love it!

With 25% new and revised content, this easy-to-understand reference includes coverage of the most recent testing methods, an updated section on the link between a gluten-free diet and improving behaviors in the autistic, new information about the genetics of celiac disease, expanded coverage on the gluten-free certification process, increased nutritional information, and updated recipes and resources.

Covering the practical, medical, and emotional aspects of the lifestyle, Living Gluten-Free For Dummies, 2nd Edition offers hope and inspiration as you make the switch to a life free of gluten.

To Enter This Giveaway:{1} Simply Leave a Comment {one entry}

for additional entries you can

{2} Follow Gluten Freely on Twitter {here} or Facebook {here}
{leave a separate comment – one entry}

{3} Join UTT&D on Twitter {here} or Facebook {here}
{leave a separate comment – one entry
{Giveaway entry valid for readers of Under the Table and Dreaming only}

This giveaway will end next Wednesday and winners will be posted on the winners page .

Have a wonderful Day ~ Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. I would love to win this, my sister has recently had to start a wheat free diet, due to Lyme’s disease, this would be wonderful for me to learn more, to support her

  2. My daughters and I all have celiac disease. I would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks for the opporturnity!

  3. I have a friend who could really use this book! Her daughter was recently diagnosed with severe allergies, including gluten, and I would love to win this for her!

  4. I follow UTT&D on FB

  5. I really need this. I found out about a year ago that I have a very strong gluten intolerance. I haven’t found out yet if it is Celiacs. But I am still learning how I should and shouldn’t eat. Unfortunately since it is just me I don’t go out of my way to cook things gluten free, I usually just eat a salad or some nuts while my family enjoys some pasta or a nice casserole. If it were my kids I would really make sure they still feel apart of the family when it comes to eating.

  6. I just found out my little girl has celiacs so this book would be awesome to learn all about it!!!

  7. i follow gluten free on fb!!!

  8. i know follow u on fb!!

  9. Would love to win this book for a friend!

  10. Wow, the irony…I JUST found out on Monday that I have Celiac’s and my brain is spinning with all the food changes I’m going to have to make. After my appt. I went home and went over the list of ‘No,No Foods’ my GI gave me and started crying when I opened my pantry. Nearly EVERYTHING I have has Gluten in it. Big changes ahead. Thank you for the links. If I don’t win the book, I will for sure be purchasing it. :0)

  11. I now follow Gluten Freely on Facebook. :0)

  12. …and I also now follow UTT&D on Facebook.

  13. Sarah Wallis :

    This past January, we found out my bonus daughter has Celiac Disease. We’re doing all we can but more information would always help! :)
    Sarah

  14. Esther Knight :

    Looking for a gluten free solution for my health problems. Would much appreciate the book.

  15. If I win this, I will give it to my friend, she has 2 kids and a hubby with wheat allergies. They are always trying to find new recipes that will satisfy everyone, those with wheat allergies and those without. Appreciate the giveaway! Oh, and I’ll also be passing on the General Mills site too, I know that would be a great resource!

  16. What great timing this is. Did you know that this is also National Eosinophil Awareness Week? My son and I have Eosinophilic Esophagitis and avoid wheat among a list of other things. I love that you do share bits and pieces about your family’s diet. I did some posts on EE on Roots & Wings CO this week.

    I would love to win this book! Thanks so much!!

  17. I just have to say thanks for bringing awareness to celiac…thank God things have been getting better and better tasting for us every day!

  18. I would love to win this book. My six year old daughter has Celiac disease and my husband has Crohns disease. We all became gluten free this past January. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Janna

  19. Our 4 year old recently had to go Gluten free

  20. Would love to win! My mom, neice, and I have celiac disease.

  21. I follow Glutenfreely on FB!

  22. I follow UTD on FB!

  23. My daughter is on a gf diet… this would be a great resource!

  24. I have both of these books and I love them! I have Celiac. Its more like a nut allergy for me now but it will help a ton! also Iphone apps are great when you are out to dinner and don’t know what to order!

  25. I would LOVE to win! MY dad has been diagnosed with celiac disease and it would be great to know what to cook for him when he comes to visit!

  26. I’ve heard that a gluten free diet helps with fibromyalgia pain. I figure it’s worth a try. :)

  27. I now follow Gluten Freely on fb.

  28. I now follow you on fb.

  29. I would love to win this. I have an allergy to wheat so I can so relate to this. I hardly ever eat anything with wheat in it or I get headaches, so tired, moody, bloated, etc.

    Pick me!

  30. My teenage son is Celiac and I am wheat allergic so I would LOVE to win this. Thank you for the blog awareness and chance to win!
    XXOO

  31. Now following on FB !

  32. Please put my name in the giveaway, thx.

  33. I have IBS and noticed that I benefit from gluten free products. I would love this book.

  34. My future sister in law has celiac disease, and we are all trying to learn how to support her I think this would be a great way to learn, and show her how much we love her.

  35. I was diagnosed with DH and Celiac disease six months ago. I am so grateful for books like this and for the continuous growth of GF products. Happy Celiac Awareness month!

  36. Liked Gluten Freely on Facebook

  37. Liked UTT&D on FB :)

  38. What a wonderful giveaway!

        

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