Category Archives: Dealing with Special Issues

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Camping Gluten and Dairy-Free

When I first went gluten and dairy free, it was hard to imagine taking my new GFCF lifestyle on the road. Everything seemed so overwhelming at first. Now after five years, I’ve transitioned all our essential recipes/dishes and treats to gluten and dairy free. For the most part, we don’t miss the gluten or dairy and camping is no exception. … [Read More...]

Tips on Dining Out Gluten-Free

Who can deny the allure of dining out? It can be a fast and convenient meal. In addition, many social gatherings and celebrations are centered around food and restaurants. But for an individual with food sensitivities, eating out can literally be a health hazard. I tell my clients at the end of their 30 day elimination diet (in which they … [Read More...]

Can you trust gluten-free products and restaurant menu items?

I think it’s safe to say that the words “gluten-free” have become a common household term. At a minimum, I think it’s captured everyone’s attention, even just for a fleeting moment, and made them contemplate, “Should I too be gluten-free…what’s the problem with gluten anyway?” As for food manufacturers, retailers and restaurants, they would be crazy not to take notice … [Read More...]

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Label Reading 101 for a Gluten Free Diet {Plus Info on Food Labeling Laws and Food Additives, Useful Tips and More!}

Half-way through Celiac Disease Awareness Month and still loads of info to share with you!

If you’re new to gluten-free living, you may feel overwhelmed. (It gets easier, I promise!)

If you’re an old pro at avoiding gluten, you may feel like you know it all. (Easy there, Honey Bunch, none of us will ever know [Read More...]

Testing for Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Happy Celiac Awareness Month!

 

Testing for Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

As a wellness coach with a specialty in gluten-free living,  I am often questioned about testing for celiac disease (CD) and gluten sensitivity. In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, I have written this article to share what I’ve learned about testing. I hope you find it informative and … [Read More...]

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Recipe Notes to Help with Your Gluten Free Baking PLUS Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake with Fudge Sauce!

We cannot let Valentine’s Day pass us by without a rich chocolate dessert!

I have just the recipe to delight all your sweethearts (whether or not they are gluten free) this year and you’re sure to love it, too! That’s because this cake bakes up right in the slow cooker.

You really won’t believe the results…tender moist cake with a … [Read More...]