Monday, September 20, 2010

David Wolfe with some Facts About Gluten and Longevity




Gluten-free diets are all the buzz these days, what with Gwenyth Paltrow and other celebs switching off bread.  Well, in the past couple of days I received a newsletter from David "Avocado" Wolfe speaking to his upcoming Longevity Now Conference and introducing some pretty significant stats about the affect of gluten-containing foods on Americans: (the following factoids are quoted from said newsletter)
  • 1 out of every 133 Americans (about 3 million people) has
    celiac disease.

     
  • 97% of Americans estimated to have CD are not diagnosed.
     
  • 30% of the US population is estimated to have the genes
    necessary for Celiac disease.

     
  • 2.5 babies are born every minute in the USA with the
    genetic makeup to have Celiac disease.

     
  • Celiac disease affects more people in the US than Crohn’s
    Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Multiple Sclerosis 
    and Parkinson’s 
    disease combined.

     
  • It takes an average of 11 years for patients to be properly
    diagnosed with Celiac disease even though a simple blood
    test exists.

     
  • 12% of people in the US who have Down Syndrome also
    have Celiac disease.

     
  • 6% of people in the US who have Type 1 Diabetes also
    have Celiac disease.
In this interview with Master Herbalist and health advocate Truth Calkins, you will learn the following:
  • Discover how a healthy gut will actually make food for
    you, especially those essential B-Vitamins!

     
  • Learn about the  'second' brain that controls your body's
    ability to absorb nutrients.

     
  • Find out what warning signals your body sends you that
    its digestive health is in peril.

     
  • Discover how to reverse hunger, overeating, and fatigue by
    making a few simple changes in your diet.

     
  • Hear the Truth about the role genes play in celiac disease
    (I guarantee you do not know this!)

     
  • Reduce the symptoms of celiac disease and restore your
    digestive health!
Click Here to Listen Now!

Join Truth Calkins as he reveals how to build a healthy immune system and detoxify the body safely and effectively at the upcoming Longevity Now Conference, Friday, September 24th-Sunday, September 26th at The Orange County Hilton in Costa Mesa, CA.


There are limited tickets available. 
Click here to order your ticket before they sell out today!

Can't make the event but want access to this information? 

Click Here to find out more about the Longevity Now Conference Webcast!

Join myself, Dr. Joseph Mercola, best-selling author John Robbins, Donna Gates, Daniel Vitalis, Truth Calkins, and 15 other wellness experts from around the
world as we explore powerful methods for achieving Super Immunity and Detoxification.


PS: Cancer is now the #1 killer of Americans, overtaking cardiovascular disease, and increasing at an alarming rate. In fact, one out of three Americans die of cancer. Click here to learn about Anti-Cancer Strategies


_________________________________________________ Disclaimer:This blog reflects my own personal beliefs about the health benefits of being gluten-free. I am not a Medical or Health Care professional and any information or products contained in this blog are not meant to replace your responsibility to consult with the appropriate health care provider about your own circumstances and concerns.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Recipe for Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Coconut Carrot Cake



Who doesn't love carrot cake? And now--
 gluten- & dairy- free carrot cake!!
Today I had an absolute- ly glorious piece of gluten-free carrot cake in the Zocala Cafe in Courtenay, BC-- it was a reminder that (a)gluten-free is getting trendy because they had several items marked 'gluten free' in their bakery case, (b)gluten-free stuff doesn't have to taste like sugared-up cardboard and (c)I have options to buying that wheat muffin and then regretting it later.  I'm thinking it is pretty close to this recipe (with adaptations from the recipe by CassidyS at Hubpages.)



Coconut Carrot Cake 
Prepare 2 round 9" pans by lining with parchment paper.

1 C. Coconut Flour
1 T. Oil-- perhaps Sesame or Peanut-- for roasting nuts
1 1/2 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt
2 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 1/3 C. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (or Artisana Coconut Butter if you can afford it!)
1 C organic Sugar or other sweetener
12 Eggs (yes, you read right.... yikes!  but it is a rich to-die-for cake!)
2 Tbsp. Vanilla
1 C. Walnuts  OR mix of nuts OR 1 C. Pecans
1 C. Raisins (OR 1/2 C. Raisins and 1/2 C. fresh Pineapple pieces)
2 C. Shredded Organic Carrots
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Place raisins in water to soak, set aside. 
Toss nuts in the tablespoon of oil to lightly coat-- put parchment on a cookie sheet and pour on the nuts.  Put into 425 degree oven for 5-10 minutes (watch that they don't burn).  Remove and cool, chop.  
Turn the oven down to 350 degrees
Combine the coconut flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.
Cream together the Coconut Oil and sugar. 
Add the eggs in one at a time, then the vanilla. 
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet (by hand). 
Rinse and pat dry the raisins. Then, fold in the raisins, shredded carrots, and chopped walnuts/pecans
Pour batter into the round, parchment-lined round tins.
Bake about 30 minutes, or until nicely browned.
Allow to cool on a rack and then invert onto a plate and ice with dairy-free coconut cream icing. (*use Artisana coconut butter or unmelted coconut oil in place of casein-free butter in icing recipe)__________________________________________
Disclaimer:This blog reflects my own personal beliefs about the health benefits of being gluten-free. I am not a Medical or Health Care professional and any information or products contained in this blog are not meant to replace your responsibility to consult with the appropriate health care provider about your own circumstances and concerns.
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