If you suffer from a chronic invisible illness you may be interested in a new documentary. Here is the synopsis from the director’s website:
Written, directed and produced by Bec Mills founder of Beyond the Bandaid Invisibly Ill is a documentary series designed to help educate and raise awareness on the important role that stealth pathogens and other environmental factors play in chronic fatiguing, neurodegenerative and neurobehavioural disease.
Discover, explore and understand stealth pathogen. Invisibly Ill helps you understand the concept of a stealth pathogen, the damage they cause, signs and symptoms and what can be done about them to help get you back in the drivers seat. Interviews with international guest speakers such Californian Microbiologist Professor Garth Nicolson and New Jersey Psychiatrist Dr Robert Bransfield get you started with understanding how imbalances between the nervous and immune system contribute to symptoms such as pain and cognitive impairment. Learn about how oxidative damage plays a part in mitochondrial dysfunction, how often many illnesses can easily be misdiagnosed. Invisibly Ill also follows the lives of various Australian patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses such as; Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Chronic Fatigue, Autism, Morgellons, Lyme Disease and various others- as they begin treatment for their conditions. Learn about the Chlamydia, Borrelia, Mycoplasma, Babesia and Bartonella species and the vital role they play in chronic pain and illness. Treatment for these infections is more then a bandaid. Go beyond the bandaid and get better.
The Easter bunny will be making his visit soon, leaving all kinds of sweet treats. To find out what candy is safe for us gluten intolerant individuals, please visit MyGlutenFacts.com for an updated list. Items on the list are marked with the indicators below:
Cleaned Production Line (CL)
These products do not contain any gluten but are made using the same equipment as products that do. The manufacturer assures us that they consider gluten a top allergen and therefore clean the equipment between runs to ensure that these products are safe from cross-contamination.
Dedicated Production Line (DL)
These products do not contain gluten and are made with machinery that only processes foods without gluten. The manufacturer assures us that they consider gluten a top allergen and therefore take the necessary steps to ensure that these products are safe from cross-contamination.
Dedicated Facility (DF)
These products do not contain gluten and are made in a building where there is no gluten in any other product.
I’m glad to see that one of my favorites, marshmallow peeps are still gluten-free, even the chocolate dipped chicks. Yummy! As always, please be sure to read the ingredients on the package. For example, some companies outsource the production of their candy and so the special run Easter candy may be safe while the regularly sold candy is not (or vice versa). Also some of the Cadbury eggs are safe, and some are not because they have been manufactured in different facilities. So just keep an eye on those ingredients before indulging. I hope you all have a safe and Happy Easter!
On Tuesday – September 21, 2010 the Gluten-Free Girl, Shauna James Ahern, and her esteemed husband, the Chef, are releasing a new cookbook. I can hardly wait to see this new book. Order your copy today!