Monday, December 04, 2006

Gluten-free expresso chocolate cookies

After recovering from a busy call weekend I decided to write a lighter note about gluten-free cookies. Many of us who have celiac disease or are gluten sensitive struggle with missing such pleasures as a good cookie. Pamela's products make several gluten-free and casein-free foods that can be ordered online and delivered to your home. The expresso chocolate chunk cookies are great, especially when dunked in coffee! And they can be ordered in boxes containing individual wrapped packets of two cookies each as well as boxes containing 12 cookies each. Pamela's products are formulated and produced to be wheat-free and gluten-free though produced in a facility that also makes products containing other food allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs and soy.

The expresso chocolate chunk cookies are one of my gluten-free indulgences when I am not worrying about my fat intake or being strictly casein-free. Nearly half of their delicious calories are fat calories and two cookies contain only 1 gram of fiber. Since they do potentially contain traces of milk protein I limit my intake as I am also casein sensitive.

Though I advocate avoiding packaged foods as much as possible, I am like most of you, a realist. I work a busy schedule, have small children and a spouse who are following a gluten-free diet. We all tire of only fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and fish without a snack or dessert. However, as a physician who is gluten sensitive, married to a physician with celiac disease, and daily diagnosing and treating people with Celiac disease, I am comfortable recommending this particular product to you.

I plan to periodically intersperse with my reviews of the latest scientific research with reviews particular foods or products, recipes, and diagnostic tests that I am personally comfortable with, as feel can relate to your struggle because it is also my struggle.

The website is continuing to be developed in it's final premier form and should launch soon as well. It will include several web based applications including a symptom assessment tool, online diet diary, info wizard and a virtual office. I hope all of you, from over 35 countries, who have been kind of enough to e-mail me your support or inquiries will continue to check in to the food doc blog and the website for helpful information. Stay tuned as I prepare to launch a podcast in the very near future and begin recording some short videos that will be available online soon too.

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Yours truly,

Dr. Scot Lewey
"the food doc"
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