Health

Become a Gluten-free Activist

On a recent visit to a museum, my husband and I stopped at its cafeteria for a snack. The choices were cookies and cupcakes, pretzels and potato chips, and assorted drinks.  Clearly, the cafeteria didn’t cater to those of us who are gluten-sensitive, lactose-intolerant, and/or weight watchers. Much against my will, I bought the only snack I could tolerate although ...

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The Fabulous Gluten-Free Bean Bake

Bean bakes are the best thing to come my way, foodwise, since I learned that I was not only lactose intolerant and needed to diet but also gluten-sensitive. Seriously. I’ve now made three versions: Lemon Bean “Cheesecake” with Fruit Sauce Cauliflower Bean Bake with Cheese, Dill, and Olive Banana-Coconut Bean Bake   The taste of each isn’t like anything I’ve ...

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Testing for Nutrient Deficiencies: My Results

There are a number of nutrient deficiencies associated with Celiac and other autoimmune disorders. These occur not only BEFORE diagnosis, due to flattened villi and malabsorption, but AFTER diagnosis as well.  It’s up to us to choose healthy, naturally gluten-free foods (like fruits, veggies, lean protein and brown rice) in order to feel the best we can. Even then, we ...

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Which Medications Do You No Longer Need Since Going Gluten-free?

On December 13, I posted a question on the Glutenfreeworks Facebook page to ask people who had adopted a gluten-free diet if they no longer needed medications they had been taking. The response was incredible. Dozens of people described how they no longer needed drugs, some of which they had been taking for years or decades. Here is my post ...

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Alicia Woodward: Holiday and Social Event Tips

After getting the opportunity to interview Living Without’s Editor, Alicia Woodward, and learning more about her and the magazine, we went on to discuss Holiday and Social Event tip ideas.  The following is a compilation of Alicia’s tips along with some of my own tips on the how to effectively work through the barriers that might interfere with following through on these ...

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Free Gluten-Free Holiday Cookbook from Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer Gluten Free Flour is giving away their FREE Holiday Recipe Cookbook. This great resource gives you dozens of desserts, sides, breads and stuffings – pretty much everything you need to make a delicious and memorable Holiday Dinner. And while many of the recipes use Tom Sawyer’s Gluten-free Flour mix, any all-purpose gluten-free flour mix should work. (Of course, ...

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Getting Festive – Gluten Free Canapes

In my pre-coeliac days, canapés were a doddle. Even on a budget. The day before a party I would buy the cheapest bread from the supermarket, cut out as many circles of bread as I could get out of each slice, dip them in olive oil and press them into pattie tins or mini muffin tins and bake.   I would ...

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Surviving the Holidays Gluten-Free

    It’s a season of love, joy, peace. . . and stress? For those us with restricted diets, the holidays can be a struggle, especially when we are sharing meals with those who don’t adhere to the same eating style as we do.    So how do we survive the holidays without sacrificing good times or our well-being? It’s sad, ...

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Do You Think Your Life Would Have Been Different If You Had Known About Gluten at an Early Age???

We asked people on on the Glutenfreeworks Twitter account how they felt about whether finding out earlier about their gluten sensitivity or celiac disease would have affected their lives. Here is what they said. Do you think your life would have been different if you had known about gluten at an early age???   @Glutenfreeworks incredibly. My senior year of ...

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Were You Diagnosed with Gluten Sensitivity or Celiac Disease by a Doctor or Did You Figure It Out on Your Own?

It is well documented that only a small minority of those with celiac disease are successfully diagnosed in a medical setting. Gluten sensitivity, which we based on medical research and proposed in Recognizing Celiac Disease in 2007,  has only recently been accepted as a true medical condition. So we decided to hold an informal survey to see just how people ...

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