And Now…My Life is an Unending Episode of Top Chef

So, my husband has decided to spend a few weeks as a vegetarian, to “Clean out his system & get back on track.”  Well, that’s fine, I’m fully supportive of anyone’s food choices & requirements (Lord knows I want people to respect mine.)  There’s just one issue here: my mental stability. I’m Gluten Free, as Read more…

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Turning 6 G-Free!

This past week the self-titled gluten free boy had his sixth birthday.  Last Saturday we had a small army of crazy kids invade our swimming pool on what happened to be one of the hottest days of the Fresno summer so far. As I sat back sipping my gluten free sno-cone wondering which would melt Read more…

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Easy G-Free Fix…Eat Ethnic!

When my son was first diagnosed with celiac disease a few months ago, I kept trying to find decent replacements for many of his favorite foods.  We tried multiple brands of tapioca hamburger buns with moderate success.  We suffered through more than a few not-so-tasty gluten free pastas, made of rice, corn, quinoa, and millet.  Read more…

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Studies Show Link between Gluten Intolerance and Autism

Autism is a disorder that is causing more and more concern in the U.S., provoking much research and debate. Recently, various studies, particularly those conducted in the field of alternative medicine, have suggested that there may be a link between autism and food allergies, specifically to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Read more…

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The Gluten-Free Diet: Managing Cholesterol Levels

If you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease, you probably know all about the painful and uncomfortable physical and mental symptoms and are glad to be rid of them with a gluten-free diet. However, staying away from gluten doesn’t mean that your health and well-being are guaranteed, although fortunately you have taken a major step in Read more…

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B Vitamin Supplements Recommended for Celiac Patients

One of the major health concerns regarding a gluten-free diet is increased homocysteine levels.  Recently, a recent study found that by taking B vitamin supplements, celiac patients can reduce this risk.What exactly is homocysteine? Homocysteine is an amino acid in the blood. Studies have shown that too much homocysteine in the blood is related to Read more…

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Living Gluten Free: Avoiding Cross-Contamination

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with celiac disease, it is likely you’re still adapting to a gluten-free lifestyle. It may seem overwhelming at first to a celiac patient to begin the gluten-free road to recovery, as there are many challenges to face in adjusting to your new gluten-free diet. One of these challenges is avoiding Read more…

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The Gluten-Free Diet: Managing Weight Gain

If you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease, you probably know all about the painful and uncomfortable physical and mental symptoms and are glad to be rid of them with a gluten-free diet. However, staying away from gluten doesn’t mean that your health and well-being are guaranteed, although fortunately you have taken a major step in Read more…

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Understanding the Link between Osteoporosis and Celiac Disease

Medical researchers have noted for quite some time that osteoporosis and celiac disease commonly appear together. If you have either condition, it’s important to understand this link and to know what symptoms to look for. Being informed on this subject can have priceless health benefits.Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the bones to be less Read more…

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What Is Gluten? Simply Explained, Please!

Gluten is simply the protein part of wheat, rye, barley, and other related grains. Some people cannot tolerate gluten when it comes in contact with the small intestine. This condition is known as celiac disease. There is also evidence that a skin disorder called dermatitis herpetiformis is associated with gluten intolerance. In patients with celiac Read more…

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