Following A Gluten-Free Diet Just Got Easier!

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smartphone30 PT Design Inc., based in Parry Sound, Ontario and the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA), jointly announced today the launch of Gluten-Free 24/7, an app that assists those dealing with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, as they shop for safe gluten-free foods and ingredients. The App, which may be accessed from an Apple Device, allows users to review ingredients in products to determine if they contain gluten or not and registered users also have further administrative capabilities. To download the App or to view it in your browser, visit http://www.glutenfree247.ca.

Sue Newell, Operations Manager of the CCA states that “although statistics are not readily available, it is estimated that 7 in every 100 people in North America are affected by celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity and the only current treatment for these conditions is maintaining a gluten-free diet, for life”. As a result, Newell sees the need to assist consumers struggling to shop for gluten-free foods. Foods containing gluten include wheat, rye, barley, oats, and most ingredients derived from these sources. The shopping challenges of continually reading the details of product labels, makes it difficult to know which foods actually contain these hidden ingredients. “Gluten-Free 24/7 is a convenient, portable and easy to reference food and ingredients list,” says Newell.

As owners of the app, and to ensure the efficacy of the content within the app, 30 PT Design Inc. worked closely with the Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) during the development of Gluten-Free 24/7 and is excited to have CCA’s exclusive endorsement. Gluten-Free 24/7 is based on the CCA’s latest version of their published Pocket Dictionary titled Acceptability of Foods & Food Ingredients for the Gluten-Free Diet. Future versions of the App will include barcode-scanning functionality, links to recipes containing favorite ingredients, and store tracking of desired certified gluten-free products, based on the user’s location.

Since 2011, 30 PT Design Inc. has been dedicated to designing and developing leading mobile device applications.

Gluten-free Diets Offer Advantages Even For Those Without Celiac Disease

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healthillustratedWhen supermarkets and restaurants dramatically expand their offerings for gluten-free food, something big is happening in health and nutrition. Gluten, a protein in several grains, has come under fire for directly causing a variety of health conditions, and is connected to celiac disease.

The result, according to Dr. Decker A. Weiss, NMD, FASA and co-host of “It’s Your Health and It Ain’t Rocket Science” radio talk show on www.radiomd.com who has a gluten allergy, recommends that even if you aren’t allergic to gluten or have celiac disease, gluten should be avoided.

“The food industry upped their gluten content in many foods, such as pasta and flour, to make it more user friendly. But too much gluten isn’t good for anyone, and it should stay out of our diets,”’ recommended Dr. Weiss.

Substituting for regular co-host, Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN, was Melanie Cole, MS, RadioMD’s Director of Operations, who holds a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology. Although Cole doesn’t have gluten sensitivity, she agrees that celiac disease is real, as are wheat allergies.

“A cynical person would say that the gluten-free craze has prompted supermarkets to add more gluten-free aisles. But if you have gluten sensitivities, you have a lot more options,” said Cole.

Dr. Weiss notes that those with gluten sensitivities can suffer from symptoms that include GI distress, cramping, bloating, gas, headaches (even migraines), fibromyalgia, and even mood shifts and irritability.

“If you have gluten sensitivity, read labels carefully and stick with brands that you know are actually gluten free. Make a habit of shopping in health food stores that you can trust. Remember that if you are gluten sensitive, even a little bit of gluten, like a little bee sting, can really have a dramatic effect on your body’s immune system,” concluded Dr. Weiss.

For a recap of the show, click here.