A little history on how this day began
I would like to quote the information from the Celiac Sprue Awareness Association:
"The date of September 13 was chosen because it honors the birthday of Samuel Gee, MD a British physician and pediatrician. Dr. Gee published the first modern description of the clinical picture of Celiac Disease and is credited with being the first to identify the link between Celiac Disease and diet. One of Gee’s famous quotes on celiac disease is “if the patient can be cured at all, it must be by means of diet.” Dr. Gee was born September 13, 1839 and died August 3, 1911. So you see, Dr. Gee was ahead of his time. Many Doctors today are also starting to recognize the importance of a person's diet and how it associates to their health. Even if you do not have Celiac, this is a great reminder to try going gluten free, even if just for one day. One day might turn into the rest of your life.
What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac Disease is a disorder that can effect a person in many different ways if they ingest or, in some cases, even use a product that contains gluten. Symptoms can be anything from nutritional deficiencies, continued unexplained weight loss, diarrhea, bloating and even hair loss (among other things). Gluten damages the intestines when glutinous grains are eaten such as barley, einkorn, emmer, kamut, rye, spelt, wheat and sometimes oats. Although some may disagree, many Celiac and gluten intolerant people find great relief by eliminating gluten from their lifestyle.
Some important Facts about Being Gluten Free
I would like to thank LUNA’s in-house nutritionist, Tara DelloIacono for providing me with these special tips to help me keep my reader's healthy , happy and feeling great.
Preheat the oven to 350°.
In a large bowl, combine the mashed banana, applesauce and egg replacer. Mix well. Add all of the remaining ingredients and mix until blended.
Makes approximately 15 cookies.