Category Archives: Dealing with Special Issues

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Before You Kiss, Read This {You Can Get Gluten Contamination from a Kiss}

Happy New Years’ Eve!

I hope you have a wonderful time ringing in the New Year; however, before you lean in for that New Years’ kiss, think twice.

If you have Celiac disease or Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, kissing someone who is not gluten free can lead to a rocky start for 2013.

That’s because gluten present in the mouth or … [Read More...]

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Essential Facts about 9 Top Holiday Baking Ingredients for Your Gluten Free Diet

During the holidays, most of us bake more than any time of year. In fact, for some, it’s the only time baking is done.

For those of us on a gluten free diet, that can be challenging at times, especially for those new to gluten free living.

With that in mind, I’ve created a list of common holiday baking ingredients [Read More...]

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What You Need to Know about Vitamin A if You have Celiac Disease

The small intestine damage caused by Celiac disease (CD) leads to to poor nutrients absorption. That means no matter how many nutritious foods we eat prior to our CD diagnosis, all those vitamins and minerals we’re consuming simply cannot get into our bloodstream.

One vitamin individuals with CD are often lacking enough of is vitamin A.

Vitamin A is responsible … [Read More...]

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4 Holiday Foods with Incredible Health Benefits that Help Us Lose Weight on Our Gluten Free Diet

Contrary to popular belief, many individuals with Celiac disease are not severely underweight. In fact, research indicates nearly one-third of all diagnosed Celiac patients struggle with being overweight.

There is no “magic bullet” when it comes to weight loss, but that doesn’t mean there is no hope on our gluten free diet, even during the holiday season when so many … [Read More...]

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Gluten Free Allergen-Free Holiday Pantry Staples

Living gluten free does not mean we won’t be able to create festive gluten free dishes and treats for the holidays.

With the gluten free products listed here – some “mainstream” and some made specifically for a gluten free diet – we can make many familiar holiday recipes everyone can enjoy.

Of course, keep in mind, just because a product [Read More...]

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The Connection between Celiac Disease and Yeast Allergy

One of the most-asked questions I receive are about bread. It’s no wonder, either, since a delicious (and safe) bread is the number one desire of most people who must live gluten free.

One of the most popular recipes I’ve shared on my own website is for my gluten free Naan Bread. This traditional Indian flatbread is a delicious … [Read More...]

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