Friday, February 29, 2008

New Gluten Free Grocery -Western Suburbs

GLUTEN-FREE GROCERY is the only store in Chicago's western suburbs where 100% of the inventory is gluten-free! With more than 500 different gluten-free products, you can easily find your tried and true favorites, as well as find new favorites to add to your life.
Come visit us and shop freely knowing that every item in the store is safe for those with celiac disease, gluten intolerance or wheat allergy.

Located in west suburban Westchester, IL, we are easily accessible from all major Chicagoland highways - I-290 (Eisenhower), I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), I-88 (Reagan Memorial) and I-55 (Stevenson).Hours of operation:Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM*****We are closed Monday-Friday between 11:45 - 12:15 PM*****Sundays: Closed

Visit for more information.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Superfood Quinoa is Gluten- Free!

Who needs wheat, barley and rye when you can have quinoa! (pronounced KEEN-wah)
Quinoa is a true wonder food," says Daniel Fairbanks, Ph.D., a professor of plant and animal science at Brigham Young University. "It has about twice the protein of regular cereal grains, fewer carbohydrates, and even a dose of healthy fats." Plus, it's considered a "complete" protein, which means that, like meat, eggs, and dairy, it packs all of the essential amino acids your body needs to build muscle. It is yummy and good for you.
To learn more visit
For yummy recipes visit

Gluten Free Store Tour

Thursday, February 28th Gluten–Free Store Tour6:00 p.m. Free!
River Forest Whole Foods

Participants must register in advance. Whether you've been gluten–free for years or are just changing your diet, it's hard to know which gluten–free products actually taste good. Now is your chance to taste them all! Join concierge Lauren and for a gluten–free tasting tour and explore all your gluten–free options! Please sign up at the customer service desk or by calling
(708) 366–1045 to register. Everyone who registers receives a free gift bag.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Save The Date! April 16, 2008

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center Annual Spring Benefit -Spring Flours
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Six until Ten O’Clock in the evening @ The Cathedral Room at The University Club
(76 East Monroe, Chicago)
Join us for multiple stations of delicious gluten free creations from Chicago’s best chefs & restaurants!
Call 773-702-7593 or visit for more information

Friday, February 22, 2008

Celiac Disease Study

New Celiac Disease Study Raises Funds For GIG-from Celiac Chicks

Volunteers are needed for a University of North Carolina at Greensboro Study on health-related quality of life, cognitive performance and Celiac Disease.

We need adults, with Celiac Disease, ages 20 and 75, to volunteer to complete questionnaires, cognitive tests, and fitness tests. Testing will take approximately 2 hours.

Ideally, you would have to be able to travel to North Carolina (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Charlotte, Boone, or Ashville), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Montgomery, or Bucks County) or Naples, Florida. If there is enough interest in another United States city, then I would consider traveling there.

You will receive information regarding your aerobic fitness and a small donation will be made to the Gluten Intolerance Group in your name.
For more information, email or call Lisa A. Barella at
or (336) 253-5539.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Neurological Problems & Celiac Disease

Recently a friend sent me an article about celiac diesese by a doctor in Colorado. His name is Dr. Scot Lewey and I believe he and his wife, has celiac disease. He has a site great site!

Many of the non- gastroinstential symptoms I have been expercineing have been explained in this article and I thought it was important to share it with you. ~Lori

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Balanced Kitchen

I have heard about this new gluten free/ vegan dining establishment from a couple of people, but I have not been able to travel into the city to enjoy a nice lunch/dinner. If you have had a meal there, and would like to share your comments, please take a moment to respond. Thanks! Lori

Sunday, February 10, 2008

U of C --Celiac Disease Newsletter

The Winter 2008 edition of Impact, The University of Chicago's quarterly newsletter is now available at:
This issue features an article on celiac disease and infertility by Dr. Stefano Guandalini.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Plocky's Gluten Free Hummus Chips

To my surprise, I found yummy gluten free hummus chips in a gift shop at a waterpark in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin! Ironically, these chips are distributed by Plocky's Fine Snacks NatureStar Foods Inc, in Hinsdale Illinois. Why haven't I seen these before? I tried the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Chips. They are a nice alternative to corn and rice chips. There are no trans fat, gluten free and certified kosher. Go to for more information.

Response from Plocky's:
Lori -
Thank you for your interest in Plocky's Fine Snacks, and for the wonderful comment on the site! Plocky's Hummus Chips are randomly tested by our certified lab. We use an ELISA Gluten Assay test to determine if they are gluten free. They are not made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. We appreciate you taking the time to inquire about our product.

Lisa HuxholdPlocky's Fine Snacks(630) 323-8888 - Phone (630) 323-8988 -