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Gluten-Free Holiday Survival Guide

Despite the snow covered trees, glittering lights, smoke from the chimneys and the overall sense of Holiday spirit that store fronts and houses display, for people living gluten-free there is usually a little bit of gluten-free gloom that hangs over the Holiday season. Don’t get me wrong, we are far from gluten-free grinches, but we cannot deny the nagging sense ...

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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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Dear Abby, I’ve been diagnosed with Celiac Disease…

The below Dear Abby letter is my take on someone who has just been diagnosed with Celiac Disease and doesn’t understand that the gluten-free diet is not a death sentence. I personally think that the gluten-free diet is a blessing of sorts… Dear Abby, I have spent the last few months visiting several doctors trying to figure out what is wrong with me. I’ve experienced everything from extreme ...

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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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The Best of G-Free Grab & Go

I’m a huge fan of naturally gluten-free food. It’s usually healthier, usually cheaper, and IMHO, usually tastier, too. There are so many ways to go g-free quick and easy, and I highlighted a bunch in last month’s newsletter, with tips from a variety of gluten-free bloggers. And yet…there are so many reasons packaged foods do come in handy from time ...

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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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