Hearts and Minds

Tips & stories from freedible's members - from starting a new diet restriction to the science behind them!

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Tips, reviews and inspiration from our members to help you thrive on a custom diet

There's a lot written about the experience of having food restrictions now - but what do we as a community want to see different in the future?  Please add your comments, your posts and your advocacy pieces on the changes you would like to see made whether socially, legislatively or by your local school board. 

This is a core part of freedible's mission to be a voice for positive change so we appreciate your participation! 

Balancing Anxiety and Risk

Balancing Anxiety and Risk
How many times have your kids returned from the park with a cold? A lot? How many times have they returned with an allergic reaction?Don’t get...

It Matters Who You Ask

It Matters Who You Ask
Four-year-old: Does that have egg or peanut?Another four-year-old: NoFour-year-old: Okay. (Accepts cracker)This actual conversation transpired nearly 5 years ago, between my son and his best preschool...

Why using Allergens as a weapon in Peter Rabbit isn’t the same as other cartoon violence

Why using Allergens as a weapon in Peter Rabbit isn’t the same as other cartoon violence
The Peter Rabbit movie wasn’t something I wanted to see anyway. I’d seen a few previews and it looked to be full of the sort of...

One Community, One Voice: How Food Allergies & Celiac Disease Awareness Month is Stronger as One

One Community, One Voice: How Food Allergies & Celiac Disease Awareness Month is Stronger as One
In our first year as a community, I remember feeling stymied when I first processed the fact that Food Allergy Awareness Week would fall right smack...

Food Allergies Don't Ruin Every Day

Food Allergies Don't Ruin Every Day
You may disagree somedays but, Food Allergies Don't Ruin Every Day!  I received this story from a young boy with food allergies, and I thought it...

Roots Creative Kitchen & Gluten Free Specialty

Roots Creative Kitchen & Gluten Free Specialty

I found Freedible while setting launching the funding campaign for our Roots Creative Kitchen local food incubator project on Indiegogo. You can check it out for...

Celiac Awareness Day 2014 - Educating our health professionals

As the years pass and more is done in the Celiac Disease community to promote awareness, I am still amazed that there is one group that...

Celiac Fundraiser a.k.a What I want for my birthday

I remember as a kid I was always concerned that my birthday was on September 13th. Honestly, for years I was afraid that I was born...

"Why Is Food Bad For Me, Mum?" ( or, How Do You Explain to a Child?)

How do you explain Celiac Disease to a child?  Not a toss-off tumble of facts, that's for sure. Whether he or she has celiac, or simply has a family...

Commit to the Gluten-Free Life: Take the Pledge!

 Join the NFCA: Take the Pledge

 

When I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008, I thought my life was over. There were not many resources out there and products did not have to adhere to any labeling guidelines at all. And the worst part of it all was that doctors didn't even really understand the dietary needs. The dietitian I saw after being diagnosed flat out told me that I would be able to reintroduce gluten into my diet after a few months. Talk about scary.

 

Flash forward to today: there are so many awesome resources now on and off the internet, as well as a better understanding of what Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity/Intolerance actually is. I started A Lazy Girl's Guide to Living Gluten Free in order to become influential part of this increase in knowledge and understanding. This is not an allergy we suffer from, it is a medical condition, and it is our way of life. 

 

So take the National Foundation of Celiac Awareness' (NFCA) Pledge with me. Vow that 2014 is going to be the year that you turn your back on sneaking gluten and instead help yourself become a healthier happier person. Pledge to become an educator to those who are not as familiar with Celiac/Gluten Intolerance, and help to get anyone who is suffering diagnosed so they can move on with their life and be healthy again too.

 

How To Love A Food Allergic Kid

How To Love A Food Allergic Kid
Since my little guy was diagnosed with food allergies 3 1/2 year ago, I feel like at times he’s treated differently.  I feel like (and know)...

Mobile allergen-tester is awesome -- but don't stop there!

Mobile allergen-tester is awesome -- but don't stop there!
My wish for the future (or at least, one of them!): more consumer technology to help us understand what's in our food - before we put...