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The Inn on Randolph in Napa

By Jennifer Iscol The hottest inn in Napa Valley just happens to be 100% gluten-free. The Inn on Randolph, a boutique bed & breakfast, rocketed to the number one spot on Trip Advisor in less than a year, after owner Karen Lynch bought the property in 2011 and closed it for nine months to gut it from the foundation to the roof. The result is a sophisticated and delightful property on one acre of gorgeous gardens. The property boasts five rooms in the historic Victorian inn, plus five rooms in three cottages built in the 1930s. The new kitchen...

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The Goods – Gluten Free Treats

By Jennifer Iscol Mark Berger has two passions in his new career: making healthy, amazing-tasting gluten-free treats, and finding a way to give back to the local business community that has supported his new venture. Mark is a landscape contractor who launched a second career after he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease; friends who tasted the new gluten-free recipes he developed to satisfy his own cravings encouraged him to go into business. Mark forgoes the gluten-free staple of rice flour — too gritty, he says — and uses ingredients that have more protein and fiber. Mark uses organic ingredients...

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Why Am I Having Migraines?

Amy Burkhart, MD, RD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and registered dietitian. She also trained in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Her practice is located in Napa, CA. 1100 Lincoln Ave. Suite 200 Napa, CA 94558 (707) 927-5622 Office www.TheCeliacMD.com I have many patients in my office who suffer from migraine headaches and are looking for solutions to their symptoms. I would like to shed some light on this common malady and offer tips to aid you in limiting or eliminating migraines headaches. A study published recently in the journal Headache addresses migraine headaches in people with celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. They found that all three groups had a significant increase in migraine headaches compared to the general population. We have long thought people with celiac disease have more migraine headaches, and previous studies have addressed this issue, but now we have even more evidence this is true. And, there is little prior evidence addressing migraines in inflammatory bowel disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, given that the latter is a newly defined entity. WHAT IS A MIGRAINE? Migraines may come on rapidly or slowly. They typically occur on one side of the head, but can be bilateral. They may or may not be preceded by an “aura”- a type of “warning signal.” Typical auras...

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Cold Sores, Canker Sores and Gluten

Amy Burkhart, MD, RD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and registered dietitian. She also trained in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Her practice is located in Napa, CA. 1100 Lincoln Ave. Suite 200 Napa, CA 94558 (707) 927-5622 Office www.TheCeliacMD.com   This month I write about two disorders that some might consider trivial, mere nuisances to be quickly forgotten-canker sores and cold sores. These painful and annoying eruptions may, however, be a clue that something else is amiss. Canker sores and cold sores are both very common and frequently confused. Their presence is usually seen as a bother that is not worthy of mention by patients in my office. I typically have to inquire about them or they are not discussed. Patients ask, “Everyone gets them, don’t they?” While they may be commonplace, if they are appearing frequently, further evaluation for underlying reasons is warranted. Ivy (names changed for privacy) came to see me several months ago because she was getting canker sores in her mouth so severe she could not eat. Newly diagnosed with non-celiac gluten sensitivity, she had heard of a correlation between canker sores and gluten. While gluten may be one trigger, Ivy was already on a gluten-free diet, so we set out to look for other possible culprits. Canker sores Canker sores, known as apthous ulcers...

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Interview with Jen Cafferty – Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

By Jennifer Iscol Jen Cafferty makes it look easy, producing huge Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expos in large cities across the country, launching a new television show, consulting, creating recipes, blogging, and raising two children with her husband in Chicago. I asked Jen her perspective on the Expo she founded, food trends and how she stays healthy. Jen views the Gluten Free & Allergen & Friendly Expo she founded in 2008 as going beyond food to a variety of lifestyle topics, from medical information, dining, travel and kids’ issues to daily coping. She likes to make it a welcoming...

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