Tag Archives: Lifestyle

How Do You Own Your Health?

-This is the article I wrote on Health and Wellness for the Autism Community Magazine.  I recently heard Rebecca Onie speak on TedTalk about the current healthcare system in the US. She poses the questions: “What if our health care system kept us healthy? What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily healthcare? What if doctors could/would prescribe/facilitate ...

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Gluten-Free Shopping in Paris

Our recent trip to Paris, France was filled with lots of sightseeing, shopping and taking in the local cuisine. Traveling gluten free in Europe does require some research, so I wanted to share my gluten-free shopping experience. It is important to know how to say gluten free in the appropriate language, so in French you ask for products that are ...

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Gluten-Free Foods and Tools to Pack When Traveling Abroad

When we went on our trip to Europe I wanted to be realistic about what gluten-free foods I brought with me. I didn’t want to be in a situation where I had little to no food options, but I also didn’t want to bring my entire pantry with me, so I managed the situation by packing my favorite ‘staple’ items ...

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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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Panera Bread – Summer 2012 Updated Information

After doing some behind-the-scenes work on my blog last week, I noticed that many people find my blog by searching for gluten-free Panera Bread information.  Panera Bread has offered gluten-free choices for years, but they have never had any gluten-free baked goods on the menu.  I emailed them last week to get the current list of their menu items that are free ...

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Allergy Eats Answers! New Press Release on Traveling With Food Allergies.

* The following post was not written by me, but rather supplied to me by Adrienne Walkowiak at http://www.allergyeats.com/* AllergyEats Makes Traveling Easier This Spring, Helps Families Find Food Allergy-Friendly Restaurants Nationwide AllergyEats, The Most Comprehensive Source for Finding Allergy-Friendly Restaurants, Offers Free Peer-Based Ratings, Tips & Info-Sharing Forums BOSTON, MA (March 19, 2012) – Millions of people will travel ...

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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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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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