We’re proud of the way the CeliAct Blog has grown in 2012, gaining a larger readership (that’s you) and covering a wider range of topics related to celiac disease and nutrition.
We love helping spread awareness and empowerment among celiacs, and we love when you, our readers, comment on posts to share your thoughts.
So, we wanted to take a minute to share the ten most popular blog posts from the CeliAct Blog for the first half of 2012, just to make sure you didn’t miss any!
Which post was your favorite?
- Taking Domino’s Gluten-Free Pizza to the Lab – Is It Really Gluten-Free?When the controversy over Domino’s gluten-free pizza was stirring in all of our gluten-free heads, we decided to do our own experiment. We sent gluten-free pizzas from 3 different Domino’s to our allergen testing lab to conduct the most sensitive gluten tests available. The results were very interesting and readers certainly had lots to say!
- The 30 Best Gluten-Free Blogs, Websites, and Tweeters to Follow in 2012In January we predicted which gluten-free blogs, websites, and Tweeters were going to be the most important to follow in 2012. How have our predictions done so far? These favorites continue to provide cutting-edge information and recipes for gluten-free folks worldwide.
- Is Modified Food Starch Safe for Celiacs? Everything You Need to Know About this “Iffy” IngredientThe eternal food starch question was resurrected in this post, which dealt with one of the most pervasively confusing gluten-free topics… how to know if and when food starch is safe for celiacs. This post also discussed the perplexing and controversial possibility that wheat starch can, if processed correctly, be considered gluten-free.
- Going Gluten-Free at the Drive-Through – What to Do When Fast Food is Your Only OptionFor those rare occasions when fast food is the only option, we helped folks sort out which chains were most likely to have gluten-free options for customers. As our commenters made abundantly clear, restaurants’ recipes, formulations, and preparation methods are always changing (and sometimes vary depending on locations), so it’s always worth checking restaurant websites for an updated list of which items are gluten-free.
- Alcohol for Celiacs: Getting the Facts Straight (with 3 Popular Myths Debunked)We blew the lid off a bunch of alcohol-related myths, clarifying for the curious celiac that gluten-free beers exist and that hard lemonade and hard ciders are not always gluten-free. We even made the controversial yet scientifically accurate assertion that distilled liquors made from gluten-containing grains are, in fact, gluten-free!
- How to Eat a Low-Glycemic Gluten-Free DietAs part of our mission to take you “beyond gluten-free”, we provided a primer on how to eat a heart-healthy low-glycemic diet while gluten-free. Whether for weight management, increased energy, diabetes control, or heart disease prevention, more and more celiacs are choosing low-glycemic eating.
- It’s Possible Your Lab or Hospital Misread Your Celiac Biopsy…Guest blogger Cynthia Henrich, CHC, AADP, shared some disturbing news… that celiac biopsies, the “gold standard” of diagnoses, can be misread and people can be misdiagnosed as a result. She analyzed some recent research that showed inconsistencies in how labs and doctors interpreted biopsy results.
- The 6 Best and Newest National Restaurant Chains with Gluten Free MenusFrom Subway to the Melting Pot, we looked at national restaurant chains that have recently started serving gluten-free fare to customers. A growing number of restaurants are realizing that it’s time to serve the burgeoning gluten-free market.
- Domino’s Gluten-Free Pizza and What They Can Learn from Chuck E. Cheese’sWe compared Domino’s recent offering of gluten-free pizza with Chuck E. Cheese’s new gluten-free pizza which is prepared in a way that is much more likely to be safe for celiacs. You had a range of opinions on which pizza chain was doing things right.
So, which article was your favorite?