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Fatigue: The Gluten-Adrenal Connection

Do you feel tired all the time? Maybe tired isn’t even strong enough of a word to describe the extreme fatigue you feel all day, every day. The problem seems to be pretty common place for those who eat a gluten-free diet. Or maybe you have trouble falling asleep at night and wake up completely drained as if you were ...

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FDA Gluten Free Labeling Update

The FDA is finally moving on regulating the claim “gluten-free” on packages, which is fantastic news!  Lots of people have put in countless hours to make this happen.  We’ve got 1 month left to comment—until October 3rd—and YOUR comment is vital to getting the law YOU want. During the Aug 2nd teleconference, we heard that the comment period was re-opened ...

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Festive Gluten-Free Almond Fruitcake

Foolproof Christmas option for gluten-intolerant (+ recipe) Home » Lifestyle » Food & Wine Wed, 3 Dec 2008 Food & Wine A festive almond fruitcake with a difference. This festive almond fruitcake is a superb alternative for those who are wheat- or gluten-intolerant or who would simply like to try a different Christmas cake. The dried fruit and almonds, both ...

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Finding Gluten-Free Cuisine Is a Breeze in Las Vegas

For the last two years my husband and I have enjoyed going to Las Vegas for a getaway. We like it there because there is gambling, shopping, shows and of course wonderful food. Those food options include an abundance of gluten-free cuisine. While there in December 2011 we enjoyed two gourmet dinners with a plethora of gluten-free menu options.  One ...

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Flying Gluten Free: An Experience of Note

With the recent announcement of the merger between American Airlines and US Airways, it seemed a good time to discuss how to be gluten free while traveling.  Based on my customer service experience, it honestly might be preferable if US Airways didn’t save American from their financial crisis.  Being gluten free is challenging even with the many dining options we have on ...

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Food Restrictions As Self-care

On the surface, “restricting” and “self-care” sound like polar opposites and I know this is such a core issue that so many of us experience in the gluten-free community.  Generally we think of restrictions as a way of saying “no”, of controlling and denying. I’m sure everyone knows or has seen someone take even concepts about healthy eating and eating ...

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Food Stars Go Gluten Free

With Restaurant Week upon us in Washington DC I can’t help but think about how far the restaurant industry has come in the past few years when it comes to serving gluten-free customers!  Between the increase in demand for gluten-free products from the celiacs, the gluten intolerant and the fad dieters to the efforts of nonprofits like National Foundation For Celiac Awareness, Celiac Disease ...

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Food Strategies For Newbies: A Day in the Gluten-Intolerant Life

When I became a gluten-sensitive newbie a year ago, I couldn’t figure out what I’d eat on a day-by-day basis. This hadn’t been a problem when I became lactose-intolerant because so many alternatives to cow’s milk products were in the grocery stores. Nor had it been a diet problem because my program (Weight Watchers) was not restrictive in choice, just ...

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