Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Gluten-free casein-free breakfast sausage recommended by the Food Doc

Gluten-free breakfast sausage from Applegate Farms are also casein-free, dairy-free. Three choices include chicken apple, chicken maple and chicken sage sausages that are already cooked. Add gluten-free pancakes or waffles from Bob's Red Mill and you have an old fashioned breakfast that is quite tasty and filling without gluten or casein exposure.

The sausage should be safe for children with autism spectrum disorder on a gluten-free, casein-free diet. Adverse behavior or brain opiate like effects of casomorphin or gluten exorphin are also avoided. Those with celiac disease, cow's milk protein allergy or intolerance and gluten sensitivity may enjoy sausage that is relatively low in fat, high in protein and free of pork.

Applegate Farms has a nice website that provides easy to understand nutritional and food allergy or intolerance information. Their products are organic and pesticide free. Their meat products include gluten-free casein-free hot dogs made from chicken, beef and turkey. If you are looking for a gluten-free and casein-free breakfast sausage or hot dog look for the Applegate Farm label at your local grocer or visit their website at

As a physician who is gluten sensitive and casein sensitive, the breakfast sausage are a treat that my family and I enjoy a few days a month. Though I restrict my dairy intake because of lactose intolerance and elevated stool casein IgA antibody (Enterolab testing) I have been struggling with going completely casein-free. However, after months of paying close attention to my body I have become convinced that I have symptoms directly related to casein. These include joint stiffness, adult acne like skin eruptions, fatigue, impaired concentration ability, irritability and fatigue that are worse when I do not limit my casein intake.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for starting this site. My father and I likely have Celiac disease - he is fighting NHL, and he lost a brother to the same cancer. I am trying to keep healthy by risk modification now. I'm in my late 30's and I have responded well to a gluten and casein free diet. I'm so glad that physicians like you are taking an interest in this subject! It is well appreciated.
-- Kathy

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