Author Archives: John Libonati

Dry Eye: Why Knowing the Causes of Health Problems Is As Important As the Fix

This video uses the Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide to show you how knowing the causes of health issues is as important and how to correct them.

We look at chronic dry and and explore it’s causes – which tells us how to fix and prevent it! In this case, the cause also can fix a multitude of other problems.

Treatment Guide subscribers can find the Chronic Dry Eye treatment module here.

Get access to the Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide here!

Gluten Free Big Mac Sauce Recipe


While on the Gluten Free – Celiac Disease Support Group on FB, I noticed this recipe by Frederick Betancourt for Big Mac sauce. He gave me permission to bring it to you! Thanks, Frederick!

I haven’t had a Big Mac in 17 years, but the drought is over. I’m making this tonight. Try it and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Big Mac Gluten Free Sauce:


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 heaping tbsp French salad dressing
  • 1/2 tbsp sweet relish
  • 2 heaping tsp dill pickle relish
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Preparation: Just mix all that together and you can add anything else you want to the burger.

5 Gluten Free Cookie Recipes to Make Your Season Bright

Making cookies is a great stress reducer during this hectic time of year.

Eating them works even better!

Here are five gluten-free cookie recipes to get you through the Holiday Season.

Decorated Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Recipe

Decorated gluten-free sugar cookies are fast and easy to make using a food processor to mix the cookie dough. 

Everyone loves decorating cookies. And eating them too!

Make these traditional holiday cookies with the kids!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Bar Cookies (An Experiment)

This makes more of a dense, soft cookie that doesn’t spread when baked.

“I’m the kind of person who usually wants something sweet after dinner, and chocolate should be involved somehow. When I don’t have a healthier alternative, I eat junk. I decided to stop buying junk earlier this year, so I make this recipe all the time.”

Gluten Free Recipe: Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t dream of a really good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie?

The kind you used to make when you were a kid?

This is a very easy and quite tasty recipe from Chef Sunshine Best of Your Safe Kitchen in Chicago, IL. 

Try these cookies today. You’ll be happy you did!

Gluten-Free Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

gluten free peanut butter cookies

These delicious, easy-to-make (gluten-free, cane sugar-free, dairy-free) cookies were a sensation when they were first introduced as — peanut butter kisses.

They remain a standby today. Instead of topping the dough with a milk chocolate candy, this recipe incorporates unsweetened chocolate into the dough.

It also uses fructose for those of us who do not eat sugar. 

Gluten Free Pizzelle Recipe

Pizzelles are by far one of my favorite “cookies” in the world. 

I can remember being little and my Grandma Lu would always make these for the holidays.

As soon as I received this pizzelles maker, I started searching for recipes right away and found a few.  The first one I tried is AMAZING, tastes just like my gram’s recipe and I don’t plan on trying another one.

Recall Alert: Shivani Bhatura Atta for Undeclared Wheat

Shivani Sales, Inc. is recalling Shivani Bhatura Atta and Missa Atta in Canada.

These items were sold in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

Recalled products

Brand NameCommon NameSizeUPCCode(s) on Product
ShivaniBhatura Atta500 g8 46072 02219 5Best Before APR 2021
ShivaniMissi Atta500 g8 46072 02220 1Best Before APR 2021

Purchasers should throw away the items or take them back to stores for a full refund.

5 Gluten Free Recipes to Make Your Holidays Merry

Try these five great gluten-free recipes to make your Christmas merry and bright!

Cookies are supposed to come after the meal, but we’re starting out with them…cause, well, I can’t helping snacking on cookies before Christmas dinner.

Decorated Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Recipe

My family loves decorating cookies.

Here is the perfect go to recipe for making reindeer, Christmas trees, snowmen or stars!

About 4 dozen 2-inch cookies / more or less depending on the size of the cookie cutters you use.

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men Recipe

What holiday would be complete without Ginger Bread Men?

Try this yummy recipe that the kids (of all ages) will love!

Looking for more cookies?

You’ll find dozens of recipes and products in our Cookies category!

Let’s look at some yummy side dishes…

Gluten-free Holiday Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Nothing says Holiday Meal like cranberry sauce.

The bright red hue adds a splash of color to the table and your plate.

This one uses less sugar than the canned kind.

It also has options for agave nectar and sucanut if you can’t have regular sugar.

Tip: If you don’t think you’ll use all of the cranberries, cut the recipe in half and use the berries in a muffin or loaf.

Gluten-Free Mango Cashew Cornbread Stuffing

This yummy cornbread recipe is both gluten and dairy free.

Make this cashew cornbread a new tradition in your house.

The hearty flavor and texture make this the perfect side dish for your holiday dinner.

And it is SO EASY to make!

Just make sure you have enough for everyone, because it goes fast!

Gluten Free Stuffing and Croutons from Amy the Family Chef

It’s stuffing time! Nom. Nom.

If you’re like me, stuffing is the best part of the meal.

And I always make a double batch so there will be lots of leftovers.

Chef Amy Fothergill brings us this wonderful and easy to make stuffing recipe.

There’s also a crouton recipe…cause we all love croutons – check it out!

Oops. I lied.

I said 5 recipes.

You’re getting a BONUS!

I said five recipes, but I have one more that I KNOW you’re going to love.

Vegan Eggnog Coffee Creamer + Light Dairy-free Eggnog Recipes

Make yourself the perfect Christmas Latte with this gluten-free and dairy-free holiday eggnog creamer.

There’s actually ANOTHER recipe too!

Don’t miss the light version.

How a Book About Celiac Disease Became an Online Treatment Resource for the Gluten Free World.

Gluten Free Works co-founders, John Libonati and Cleo J. Libonati, RN, BSN published the groundbreaking medical reference, Recognizing Celiac Disease, in 2007.

Endorsed by physicians and professors at Harvard, Columbia, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson Medical College and other esteemed medical institutions, Recognizing Celiac Disease was the first book to gather medical research from around the world and present over 300 signs and symptoms of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

Today, that work has been converted into the Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide, a one-of-a-kind self-help resource for the newly diagnosed and people who are gluten-free, but still suffering symptoms.

John and Cleo discuss how the Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide grew out of Recognizing Celiac Disease and their experience lecturing to support groups and medical organizations across the United States.

Find out more about the Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide here.

Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN Explains the Relationship Between Vitamin D and Covid 19 – Video

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that has many functions within the body.

One of these functions is immune regulation in fighting infection.

Covid 19 is a virus. It is an infection.

In this video, Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN explains the relationship between vitamin D and covid 19 so you know what you need to do to protect yourself.

Learn more about vitamin D including symptoms of deficiency, foods to eat, foods to avoid, medication interactions and supplementation in our Gluten Free Works Treatment Guide.

Canyon Bakehouse Recalls Certain Breads Bagels

Canyon Bakehouse is recalling certain products sold in specific states in the United States.

Canyon Bakehouse Mountain White Bread UPC: 8-53584-00200-3 Lot: 032220323
Canyon Bakehouse Everything Bagels UPC: 8-53584-00221-8 Lot: 032220316

Products were sold in the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

Consumers should discard affected product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call Flowers’ Consumer Relations Center at 1-866-245-8921. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. Consumers also may contact the center via e-mail by visiting

GlutenFreeWorks Is Now On MeWe

You can now find us on the new social media platform, MeWe!

MeWe is set up like Facebook, but actually allows fans to see your posts.

What do I mean?

Well, our GlutenFreeWorks fan page on Facebook has over 120,000 followers.

We raised all those followers organically, from people who loved our tips and posts.

At one point, our posts reached 4 million people per week.

Facebook decided that was no good.

You see, Facebook wants money to show your posts to people who like and follow you.

Lots of money.

Then, they still throttle your reach.

Now, our posts only reach several hundred.

Sometimes a really good one that people love and like and comment on reaches a thousand…out of 120,000 followers.

MeWe says it doesn’t stop you from reaching your followers.

Another thing.

MeWe promises NO SPYWARE.

Yay! (We hate spyware.)

We have tons of new videos, articles and exciting things coming up.

Come follow us on MeWe and you won’t miss a thing. :)