Lifestyle

Coconut Butter and Coconut Oil – What’s the Difference?

I’ve only recently started using coconut butter in my raw foods recipes, but I’ve used coconut oil for years. It took me a while to figure out what the coconut butter hype was about, because I thought that coconut butter and coconut oil were the same thing. They are NOT. They are drastically different and yield different results when making raw ...

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Are the Trendies Giving Gluten-Free a Bad Name?

We all know how “gluten-free” is a buzz word now. It seems it is easier than ever to find “gluten-free” labeled packaging at the local grocery store chain. Restaurants are labeling more food “gf” to try and attract more customers. But is this helping us? Or is it making more people just roll their eyes? I get so excited when ...

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The Gluten-Free Game of Clue

In the Game of Clue, players must solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy, what they used to commit the crime, and where this occurred. A similar version of these three questions is something that gluten-free folks are used to finding out. Who prepared the food? What utensils did they use? Where did they prepare it? When I dine out, I’m always sure to remind the ...

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Surviving a Gluten Free Life

Gluten Free is heard everywhere nowadays.  It’s seems to be as popular as the vegan diet years ago. Unfortunately gluten free is not a fad, or a diet, it is a way of life for those with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity. Those of us, including myself, need to check everything that we eat which can honestly be a royal ...

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How To Make the Most of Celiac Awareness Month!

This year I am taking Celiac Awareness Month a little more personally than years past! In March, I went to the Digestive Disease National Coalition and met with Senators to discuss Resolution 550 that officially makes May  National Celiac Awareness Month. When talking with the Senate staff I explained that making May Celiac Awareness Month gives members of the gluten free community ...

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GoPicnic Is Going to the Movies

Regal Entertainment Group announced the addition of four gluten-free, ready-to-eat meals from GoPicnic Brands Inc. to their concession offering. GoPicnic’s gluten-free meals will now be available in more than 500 locations nationwide. I have been a fan of GoPicnic meals for years and I am thrilled that Regal is adding

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Philly: A Gluten-Free Friendly Town

Philly is one of the most gluten-free friendly cities in the country. So much so, it’s been called “the first gluten-free neighborhood in the U.S.” It takes a lot of components to come together to make a great GF city. It helps if your state is no stranger to the gluten-free way of life. Earlier this year, Gluten Free Travel Site named Pennsylvania the “World’s Most Celiac-Friendly ...

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Say What?! Those Crazy Gluten-Free Misconceptions

When it comes to the gluten-free diet there are crazy misconceptions out there… thanks to Hollywood and the media! Lets take some time to clear somethings up…OK? Newsflash, GOING GLUTEN FREE WILL NOT CAUSE YOU TO LOSE WEIGHT!! If I had to guess people who lose weight after going gluten-free are eating healthier or have finally received a proper diagnosis! ...

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