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Freedible's Top 10 Celiac Disease Posts

Freedible's Top 10 Celiac Disease Posts
Celiac disease is as serious a medical condition as it is under-diagnosed and misunderstood. Square in the cross-hairs of America's love-hate relationship with gluten, it's been...

Chebe Original Cheese Bread Mix

Chebe Original Cheese Bread Mix

I was introduced to this product at the #GFAF Expo in October.  In addition to being gluten free it also addresses the needs of many customer...

Turkey Cutlet, Bacon, Spinach & Cheddar Roll

Turkey Cutlet, Bacon, Spinach & Cheddar Roll

Looking for a good tailgate party or movie/television show binge day dish?  Try this turkey cutlet, bacon, spinach and cheddar cheese roll.  This little roll is...

Fresh Brewed Tea

Fresh Brewed Tea

Today is a busy day, but it is also a lazy day.  So I decided to treat myself to a pot of fresh brewed tea.  Brewing...

SprinJene Toothpaste (Gluten Free, Halal, Kosher & Vegan)

SprinJene Toothpaste (Gluten Free, Halal, Kosher & Vegan)

Do not forget about the glutens in your toothpaste.  Never assume a product is gluten free.  Toothpaste is a necessary oral hygiene product.  Sometimes it is...

Spray on Herbs Cooking Tutorial Spinach and Garlic Bread

Spray on Herbs Cooking Tutorial Spinach and Garlic Bread

My previous post discussed using Simply Beyond's spray on herbs.  In addition to reviewing the product, I made two dishes.  The first, fresh spinach with the...

My Weight Watchers Journey


As you already know, I have joined Weight Watchers!  Please join me on my weight loss journey as I share tips about dieting as Celiac.  In...

Home Whipped Cream

Home Whipped Cream

  Homemade whipped cream.  It's easier to show you how to make it than to tell you. 1 Quart of heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup...

Halloween & Custom Eaters

Halloween & Custom Eaters
Halloween is one of the most difficult events for young custom eaters.  There is tons of free candy and none of it may be safe for...

Celiac Awareness Facts: Mental Health, and Gluten-Free Guts

Celiac Awareness Facts: Mental Health, and Gluten-Free Guts
    It takes guts to get help when the problem is invisible.   And Celiac Disease and mental health have that courage -- and risk -- in...

Why Celiac Disease Makes Food Your Enemy

I've been living with Celiac Disease for over a decade. A lot has changed since  my diagnosis 2003. I've learned so much along the way, in...

Custom Eating Bullying In School

Custom Eating Bullying In School
While attending the GFAF Expo I met a 4th grade teacher and author, Monique Vagueiro.  She was marketing her book Allergic to Bullying.  The book addresses the...

5 Things That Don't Fix Gluten

5 Things That Don't Fix Gluten
What fixes gluten? Er, nothing. There's nothing the matter with it.  It doesn't need fixing.But if you need to eat sans gluten, the only thing that...

Could Gluten Play A Role In Depression?

Could gluten play a role in depression? Lets look at the facts- - Depression affects 20 million Americans every year - Depression is the leading cause...

Celiac Disease is Not One Size Fits All

Celiac Disease is Not One Size Fits All
There is not one shape, size, race or gender that Celiac disease affects; it can affect anyone, at anytime, for any reason, anywhere in the body. ...

CELIAC DISEASE TESTING: What You Need To Know

CELIAC DISEASE TESTING: What You Need To Know
People have lots of questions about how to get tested, if they should get tested and what if the tests come up negative but you feel it...

Are Oats a Celiac "OK"?

Are Oats a Celiac
To Oat or Not To Oat, 'Tis A Celiac Question  Outright, I ate no oats when I first gluten-free and diagnosed Celiac.  Why?  Firstly, there were...

Fast Facts from Celiac Disease Foundation Conference

Fast Facts from Celiac Disease Foundation Conference
For the full post visit http://celiacandthebeast.com/2014/06/celiac-disease-foundation-2014-conference-wrap/Couldn't attend the Celiac Disease Foundation 2014 Celiac Disease Foundation Conference? Here's some key research points from Dr. Alessio Fasano about celiac...

No Sympathy: Am I Being Too Sensitive?

  There are times when I wish I had an illness that is more well known. Conditions such as lupus, diabetes, or COPD often illicit a...

Advocate Highlight #2: Adventures of Anti-Wheat Girl

The Adventures of Anti-Wheat Girl I received a nomination for Anti-Wheat Girl and I think the note they left  really sums up who she is...

A Decade Since Diagnosis: 10 Years, 10 Lessons

A Decade Since Diagnosis: 10 Years, 10 Lessons
Recently, I had my 10-year Celiaciversary! To commemorate it, I thought I'd share this blog post with you all...   10 years ago, my mother sat...

Advocate Highlight #2: The Adventures of Anti-Wheat Girl

The Adventures of Anti-Wheat Girl I received a nomination for Anti-Wheat Girl and I think the note they left  really sums up who she is...

Wondering about Celiac Disease? Don't go Gluten Free - Yet!

Wondering about Celiac Disease? Don't go Gluten Free - Yet!
As more and more people try gluten-free diets, awareness of Celiac Disease is increasing - but ironically so is the risk of mis- or under-diagnosis. It's...

Advocate Highlight #1: Glutenlibre

  The newly trademarked GlutenLibre Logo! This first advocate is a family that had nominations filled with love and thanks. I also had already picked them...

National Celiac Disease Awareness Month {Resources} + 31 Days of May Awareness {Printable Calendar} + Schedule of Events

    May is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month and to start off I want to share some resources plus give you the 31 Days of...

Gluten Intolerance can actually be Subclinical Celiac Disease

Gluten Intolerance can actually be Subclinical Celiac Disease
I think most of us have met people who have symptoms of celiac disease, but when tested, are told that their celiac antibody blood tests and...

What is SIBO? What does it have to do with Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity

What is SIBO? What does it have to do with Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity
If you have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease or Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity, and still are experiencing symptoms after eliminating gluten, consider SIBO. Learn more on SIBO...

BuzzFeed: 19 Things Only People With Celiac Disease Will Understand

BuzzFeed: 19 Things Only People With Celiac Disease Will Understand
Hey there Customeaters!  Last night when I had a little time on my hands, I made a post for Buzzfeed.com called 19 Things Only People With...

Celiac Disease in Children (Summary of January 2014 Review Article)

Celiac Disease in Children (Summary of January 2014 Review Article)
Drs. Guandalini and Assiri have written a summary of pediatric celiac disease that was published in the online edition of the journal JAMA Pediatrics last week. In this...

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Madness

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Madness
At this time last year I had never heard of mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) and the first time that I heard the name I thought...

Gluten Free Medications, What is Really Safe?

It started this past Sunday night, I was so incredibly thirsty that it could only mean one thing - I was coming down with a cold....

2013 International Celiac Disease Symposium Poster Highlights

2013 International Celiac Disease Symposium Poster Highlights
Although I did not allot enough time to check out all of the posters of abstracts that were on display at the International Celiac Disease Symposium...

Early Feeding and Risk of Celiac Disease in a Prospective Birth Cohort

Early Feeding and Risk of Celiac Disease in a Prospective Birth Cohort
**This is the first guest post on my page by Cristen Pantano, an incredibly talented scientist and mother of two children. Her youngest child was diagnosed...

I'm giving away a poster...

b2ap3_thumbnail_difference-between-fussy-THUMB.gif I am running a competition on my website to win one your favourite gluten free comics in poster form! If you win I will rework...

My, Oh My, Peripheral Neuropathy

b2ap3_thumbnail_ID-100122591.jpg I spent a good chunk of last Christmas Eve in an MRI scanner, getting my spine analyzed for the white matter lesions of multiple sclerosis...