Digital News Report – Dr. Oz had a show discussing how being exhausted and gaining weight could be caused by a gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, from ABC’s ‘The View,’ who has Celiac disease, now has a new cookbook out called ‘Deliciously G-Free: Food So Flavorful They’ll Never Believe It’s Gluten-Free.’
Doctor Oz and Elisabeth Hasselbeck set up in a grocery store and watched shoppers for food that has hidden sources of gluten, which included lip gloss, soy sauce, and pasta. Dr. Oz and Hasselbeck, commandeered three shoppers at the grocery store that suffered from symptoms of fatigue, bloating, and migraine headaches. Later, these grocery shoppers were educated on foods and products that are gluten free.
Hasselbeck explained that carbohydrates are fine, but it is the protein that is found in some grains that is causing the harm. When the body encounters the gluten, it can cause inflammation from the allergic response. She said that eliminating the inflammation is the goal.
Hasselbeck suffered from bloating, fatigue, trouble conceiving children, and other symptoms. She went on ‘Survivor’ TV show and she was not eating the gluten and she was starting to feel great. That is when she went back home and started to research Celiac disease, and later, a doctor diagnosed the condition.
Doctor Oz showed a graphic on how the allergy from the gluten responds during digestion. You might also have hypothyroid problems, weight gain, infertility, anemia, and osteoporosis as other complications associated with Celiac Disease.
The next segment of the show, gave ideas of gluten free products. Gluten free bread, pasta, and breakfast cereals alternatives include quinoa, gluten free bread, and rice pasta, couscous are some examples. Hasselbeck said that there are many hidden sources of gluten. Look for chicken broth, soy sauce, ketchup, beer, salad dressing, and energy bars that mark gluten free on the product label. Another source of gluten that can be problematic is hair spray, lotions, soaps, and mouthwashes. Hasselbeck said that the Dove brand of lotion and soaps, Crest ProHealth mouthwash, and Garnier hair spray are gluten free. She suggested calling the manufacturer if you are not sure if they product is gluten free or not.
Hasselbeck demonstrates a recipe from her new ‘Deliciously G-Free’ cookbook, Veggie Pad Thai. First, cook up wide rice noodles and boil it first, drain and set it aside. Then in a glass bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup lime juice, 1/3 cup water, 3 tablespoon gluten free fish sauce, 1 tablespoon gluten free rice vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon gluten free sweet chili sauce, 1 tablespoon canola oil, 1 shallot, and 2 garlic cloves. Pour the liquid on top of the cooked rice noodles and gently toss. Then you want to heat 1-teaspoon oil in a frying pan and cook two scrambled eggs in the pan. Then you roll up the cooked up the egg and cut diagonally. Then put ½ cup of chopped up cilantro and the chopped up eggs on the rice noodles and toss. She said that sometimes she would put meat from last night’s meal instead of the egg. She said you could also cook up more eggs if you want more protein.
By: Robert Williams