Category Archives: Gluten Free Basics

Call Ahead!

Don’t let your gluten allergy keep you from having fun and living life!  Go ahead and book the hotel with the free breakfast, RSVP for the party at an unfamiliar restaurant or attend the catered event!  Just remember to call … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Summer Camps

Don’t let your kids’ gluten allergy rob them of experiencing summer camp!  Check out these websites for a list of camps that accommodate campers with gluten allergies! Gluten Free Summer Camps for Kids from celliaccentral.org Gluten Free Summer Camps for … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Wizard, Dr. Oz!

I’m off to see the Wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz!  Well, he’s not actually a wizard.  He’s a doctor…Dr. Oz!  Instead of a heart or a brain or courage, I need a new tummy.  One that doesn’t get mad … Continue reading

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Hidden Sources of Gluten

Did you know that gluten is found in more than just food??  It was a bad day when I discovered this, and slightly overwhelming.  If only I had never cracked open the pages of the Gluten Free Bible, and learned … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Bread and Pizza Crust

Just because a restaurant offers gluten free bread or gluten free pizza crust, doesn’t mean they know squat about eating gluten free!  I’ve been to several pizza establishments that offer gluten free pizza crust, but have absolutely no idea if … Continue reading

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Is Celiac Disease Hereditary?

Celiac Disease can be hereditary!  If you’ve been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, your kids should have a blood test to see if they have the disease too.  Even if your kids don’t have any symptoms, they can still have Celiac … Continue reading

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Celiac Disease and Lactose Intolerance

Before I discovered that I had Celiac Disease, one of the foods I eliminated was dairy.  It provided some relief, but it didn’t cure my symptoms.  Once I started a strict gluten free diet, I continued to notice that dairy … Continue reading

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Cure for Cross-Contamination

Recently, I was the victim of a horrible case of cross contamination.  Immediately, it felt like the worst bladder infection I’ve ever experienced.  In addition, my colon starting spasming, like labor pains every 5 minutes.  I thought I was going … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Cross Contamination

If you want to avoid cross contamination at home or abroad, there are a few safety tips you need to know.  Well, maybe there are more than a few.  Okay, it’s actually a whole bunch! =)  Here are just a … Continue reading

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My Celiac Story

People often ask me what my symptoms were and how I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  Like most people, I suffered through years of misdiagnosis, before I discovered I had Celiac Disease.  The first time I approached my doctor with … Continue reading

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