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The Top Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Headlines of 2012
It’s hard to believe that another year is coming to a close. As I think back on the happenings of 2012, I can’t help but be thankful for all the progress that we have made together as a gluten-free community. From the top celiac researchers around the world, to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), to those who support increasing celiac awareness, we’ve all accomplished some pretty amazing stuff! We’ve banded together to raise awareness, increase diagnoses, restore our health and reclaim our lives.
In the tradition of the year-end recap, I give you my picks for the Top Headlines for 2012.
Gluten-Free Food Becomes $12.4 Billion Industry
Community Bands Together on Gluten-Free Labeling Petition
Mayo Clinic: 80% of People on the Gluten-Free Diet Don’t Have Celiac Disease
NFCA Hosts First-Ever Gluten-Free Pantry Raid
Gluten-Free Olympians Take Home Gold
Thank you all for your support throughout 2012. I look forward to working with you and celebrating NFCA’s 10th Anniversary in 2013!
For more 2012 highlights, including groundbreaking celiac disease research, see our “Top Research News of 2012,” “Top Webinars of 2012” and “Top Gluten-Free Recipes of 2012” below!
View more NFCA highlights in the 2012 Accomplishments Sheet.
To your GREAT Health,
Gluten-Free Holiday Survival Tips and Recipes
By Miranda Jade Turbin
Just because you’re gluten-free doesn’t mean you can’t have a “normal” holiday season. By taking a few precautions and planning ahead, you can enjoy your holiday festivities while staying gluten-free.
Managing Unintentional Gluten Digestion Unexpected and Hidden Sources
Managing Intentional Gluten Digestion: When Gluten Ingestion Isn’t Accidental
Fight the “Just This Once” Justification:
These gluten-free holiday recipes are sure to impress your guests:
Miranda Jade Turbin became extremely interested and involved in the subjects of celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and gluten issues a number of years ago, after being diagnosed as celiac after many years of unresolved troubles. Since then, she has engaged in diligent research and writing about these topics, developing gluten-free recipes and reviewing companies for celiac consumer safety at the award-winning website: GlutenFreeHelp.info.
Gluten-Free Holiday Favorites
By Chef Oonagh Williams
December is a crazy time for most of us, with parties and commitments starting right after Thanksgiving and running straight through to the New Year. And, we all want tasty, easy and attractive dishes for all the parties! For some delicious holiday recipe ideas, see my Chocolate Overkill Dessert or Toblerone Chocolate Mousse, and try out these new recipes below.
Happy Holidays to all of you and enjoy your time with family and friends! I hope you will use some of my recipes to astound people and show them how delicious gluten-free can be.
BAKED BRIE WITH ORANGE MAPLE CRAISIN SAUCE
SWEET AND SPICY SALMON ON APPLE SLICES
ORANGE TRUFFLE BALLS
British-born award-winning chef Oonagh Williams has a culinary arts degree and was trained in London and Switzerland. Based in New Hampshire, Chef Oonagh began adapting meals to gluten-free versions after her son was diagnosed with gluten and lactose intolerance two years ago. To learn more, visit Chef Oonagh’s website at RoyalTemptations.com or ‘Like’ her at Gluten Free Cooking with Oonagh on Facebook.
It was an exciting year for research about the continuously expanding spectrum of gluten-related disorders, and the field shows no signs of slowing down. From diagnostic algorithms to a “celiac drug,” research is touching upon every aspect of our gluten-free journey.
As 2012 draws to a close, the NFCA Team is reflecting back on some of the most memorable moments in the field of celiac disease research. After you review our selected highlights, join the conversation on Thursday, December 6 at 12:30 p.m. EST on NFCA’s Facebook page and share what gluten-related disorders research you found to be most interesting.
Collaborative Report Breaks Down Differences Between Celiac Disease, Wheat Allergy and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
New Definitions for Celiac Disease and Gluten-Related Disorders
Celiac Disease Researchers Form NASSCD
NFCA Presents Poster at International Coeliac Disease Meeting
Major Steps in New Celiac Disease Therapies
Follow research updates year-round on NFCA’s Research News.
Thank you to everyone who attended one or more of our webinars this year! It is our honor to bring thought leaders to you each month, and we look forward to welcoming even more in 2013.
If you have missed any of NFCA’s webinars, you can download the recordings 24/7 at beyondceliac.org/webinars/archive
Staff picks – here are three webinars that the NFCA Team highly recommends viewing:
Food as Medicine for Celiac Disease: Nutrition Beyond the Gluten-Free Diet
Setting the Record Straight: Dispelling Gluten-Free Manufacturing and Production Myths
Cross-Contamination in Restaurants: What You Need to Know
Remember to sign up for our final 2012 webinar
Questions, comments or suggestions about our webinars? Email Kristin Voorhees at [email protected].