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The Intestinal Villous Blunting (Flattening) in Celiac Disease is often “Patchy

Villi are the fingerlike projections of the small intestine where nutrient absorption takes place and are the location of Celiac Disease’s assault on the digestive tract....
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Ten Tips on How to Keep Kids Gluten Free at School this year

Keeping with our back to school theme this week. I’m answering a question any parent with a school-age child is asking this month; “How the heck am I going to make sure my kids don’t get “glutened” at school? I’ve spent the last couple of weeks pondering that question and I think I’m ready to lay down my strategy for this year!

Some people may just say “My plan is to pack their lunches and snacks. Duh.” and while this will of course be on my list of ways to keep them safe there’s some things you may not have considered yet. I can’t count the times since going gluten free that I didn’t have the forethought to prepare for a situation where my gluten and corn allergies might have presented a problem.

I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 things we can do to keep our kids gluten free at school this year! 

You can find all the tips at my blog 

http://momsglutenfreenoms.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/frequently-asked-fridays-keeping-kids-gluten-free-at-school/

I'm a gluten-free single. So what?

I'm a gluten-free single. So what?
I am a gluten-free single. I have celiac disease, so I'll never eat gluten again. I do still want to date...but what does that have to do...

Managing Food Allergies In Schools

Managing Food Allergies In Schools
Food Allergies in Schools Did you know that food allergies affect 1 in 13 school-aged children? It's the most common trigger of anaphylaxis for this age...

What Grocery Shopping Looks Like for a Family of Four GF/CornFree

Today we're talking about the basics. For those of you just starting out gluten free you're probably seeing a TON of products entering the market. They're all labeled gluten free. When you read the labels they look kind of bad for you sometimes. Truth is a ton of packaged gluten free items are really not that great for you. They're loaded with extra salt, sugar and fat to make up for the interesting textures and flavors some of the flours can impart.

The best way to avoid all of this is to cook at home from scratch. You'll also not miss the over inflated prices of 90% of the packaged gluten free items out there shortly after going this route. You would be shocked just how many foods are naturally gluten free, and just how many things you can do with those foods. Nearly every recipes we make on this site will be with these basic staple foods. Done about a million different ways!

Today I'll share what a basic shopping list looks like for me. Now, obviously we have a few packaged gluten and corn free foods we like to pick up for additional snacking. I'm not including those. I'm showing you my basics I buy for a family for four for 1 week.

A Free Lunch

A Free Lunch
Hey Guys! I'm a new blogger, here's one of my first posts about, well, how I feel about all the things I CAN'T eat. And a...

My Story, the Reason behind the Recipes and How I got My Life Back

My Story, the Reason behind the Recipes and How I got My Life Back
Three years ago I weighed 376 lbs. I was on Weight Watchers for the millionth time and I was miserable. When I say miserable I think...

Making Gluten Free Pretzels

Gluten Free Pretzel BunDo you have a desire to wrap your sandwich with a pretzel bun that's gluten free? Think it can't be done? It can! I did it....

Food Allergy Health Coaching Extraordinaire

Hey everyone! This is my first official post and such a perfect site to do it on!  I'm just about to start my Health Coaching Practice...

My Allergy Story

My Allergy Story
I realized today that I have yet to really tell my followers “my story”. I have stated my allergens but have never really explained when I...

Remaining Positive Through Food Allergies Obstacles

Remaining Positive Through Food Allergies Obstacles
Lately I have been receiving a lot of tweets and comments about positivity. People continuously tell me how wonderful they think it is that I have...

Looking for a refreshing, healthy beverage (made with Quinoa) which is great for the gluten and lactose-intolerant as well as vegetarians, check out our Giveaway!

If you are looking for a refreshing drink that is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, organic and non-gmo check out our most recent Giveaway for Nuwi Banana...

Pool Party Gone Wrong

Pool Party Gone Wrong
My first day of summer vacation turned upside down, when anaphylaxis occurred at a pool party. Read more about my reaction at: http://ataleofanaphylaxis.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/pool-party-gone-wrong/

Allergies Can Be Developed At Any time

Allergies Can Be Developed At Any time
When I look at myself in this picture, it amazes me that I am standing right next to my allergen. Four years ago I would have...

My Mom

My Mom
Allergy moms are so strong! My mom has been there through every epipen, ambulance ride and hospital trip. Because of this, I dedicated a blog post...