January 26, 2014

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nutpods is a deliciously wholesome, dairy-free creamer made from heart healthy almonds and MCT-rich coconuts with a rich and creamy balanced taste.

We believe that there should be an alternative option for the discerning and informed dairy-free coffee creamer user. Unfortunately, most traditional non-dairy and even natural dairy-free coffee creamers can contain many undesirable and artificial ingredients.  Natural creamers can be thin and watery; not rich and creamy. Unlike the existing options, nutpods is free from the following so you can be free to indulge:
-Soy
-Sodium Caseinate (a milk protein)
-Carrageenan
-Artificial flavors, colors and preservatives
-Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils

 For a list of ingredients, please click on the photo of each flavor.

 

Keep Calm and ENJOY NUTPODS Poster

We did it!

We started our little company with a Kickstarter campaign in October 2013 (www.kickstarter.com Project Name: nutpods) to bring our much anticipated products to the commercial market. Our goal was to raise $30K to release our first delectable flavor, Unsweetened Original. Well, thanks to the generosity of 510 backers, WE DID IT! We were able to actually surpass our goal by $32,164!  The money raised will go towards converting Madeline's kitchen formula into a full-blown commercial formulation.  Funds will also be used on packaging, production and distribution costs.

Thanks to you, our supporters, we will soon be able to transform nutpods into a bona fide commercial production and make our wholesome and deliciously dairy-free creamy pods available to health-conscious coffee and tea lovers everywhere.

Thank you for your support in giving us the privilege to finally bring a more natural and wholesome option to the market!

So...what is Celiac Disease (CD)? ~Audrey Wright

So…what is Celiac Disease?

Whether you’re planning a meal for a guest with CD, or you yourself have recently been diagnosed and are just looking to find a bit of information without becoming overwhelmed, I’ve gathered up the basics right here for you!

Let me start off by saying that CD, or any food allergies/intolerances/sensitivities altogether are nothing to be scared of or intimidated by. In fact, my discovery of having CD myself TRANSFORMED my life; for the better! It led to a change in everything I knew about food. I changed my major, my school and found my outlook on life becoming more positive the more excited I became about sharing my “food findings” with others! Find motivation and empowerment in your own intolerances or be inspired to help others in dealing with theirs.

According to the National Foundation of Celiac Awareness, Celiac Disease is “an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food”. Uhhh intestinal…what?

In more understandable terms, they go on to describe that “the body is attacking itself every time a person with celiac consumes gluten”. Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye is EVERYWHERE! It’s in your soy sauce, your cupcakes and yes, sometimes in your VEGGIE chips (read those labels!)!!

Common symptoms of Celiac Disease according to the NFCA:

  • Bloating or gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Itchy Skin Rash (often eczema or dermatitis herptiformis)
  • Tingling/Numbness
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Discolored teeth
  • Delayed growth
  • NOTHING AT ALL!

Did you catch that? Nothing at all. Some people do not have any symptoms! That does not mean that you are unaffected, you are just not able to see what internal damage is happening the longer you consume gluten. Celiaccentral.org has a handy checklist you can complete to see if you potentially could be diagnosed: http://www.celiaccentral.org/disease-symptoms-checklist/

Have you heard of the new ‘magic pill’ that can cure CD?! Neither have I. That’s because the only (current) treatment of CD is to adopt a lifelong gluten-free diet; the best part about having CD in my opinion. You now have free license to become as creative as you possibly can in the kitchen!

So now you’re thinking ‘Great, I’ll never eat again and there’s no one to sympathize with me!’ – WRONG! Anyone is at risk of developing CD or any food intolerances/allergies. Various forms of Social Media, support groups, forums and blogs have sprouted everywhere to share recipes, tell great stories and provide a strong network of people all with a common denominator of food.

If you would like more information and detail, one of my favorite resources is www.celiaccentral.org.  There you can find facts & figures, success stories, information on current research and trends and laws and programs being proposed and implemented regarding CD.

Now that you know the basics, you’re ready to host that guest, cook your own first gluten-free meal or send your child to school with a delicious and simple meal! I’ll be including some of my favorite recipes in future posts (including my next one), but meanwhile, browse the endless amounts of recipes on the web and give one a go! Let me know how it turns out and share your thoughts/stories and more in the comments below.

Joyfully,

Audrey

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2 Comments

Basil
Basil

April 11, 2015

I came across your blog (and paosisn for the gluten free market) when searching the web.We are a natural products company that primarily makes gluten free foods.Would you be interested in samples or coupons in order to do some product reviews?Thanks so much for your time.Kate

Luca
Luca

April 08, 2015

I agree. Celiac was once ocnsidered a chholiodd disease. Studies have shown that most often, chidren who were diagnosed with Celiac, grow up to be adults with unexplained symptoms. All Celiac’s know that this is one of the most difficult dignoses to make. Many doctors still treat the individual symptoms, without treating the underlying cause, which is the very food we consume to stay alive. I have found that, in retrospect, i have had symptoms all my life. Having been misdiagnosed, it took my Uncle, then my Grandfather almost dying, and being dignosed with Celiac sprue to bring the disease to my attention. Seems my family was full of undiagnosed Celiacs, and we have all benefitted from a gluten free diet.

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