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Not All Celiacs Are Skinny

Not All Celiacs Are Skinny
When the doctor confirmed I had celiac disease AND allergies to dairy, corn, eggs, soy, and a bunch of other foods, the first thing I thought...
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When Peanuts are Poison - No Joke!

When Peanuts are Poison - No Joke!
When you are living with a food allergy, the world can be a dangerous place.  I truly worry about sending my food allergic child into a...
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What Mary Poppins, the Swedish Chef & Mrs. Piggle Wiggle taught me about professional conferences & food restrictions

What Mary Poppins, the Swedish Chef & Mrs. Piggle Wiggle taught me about professional conferences & food restrictions
Going to food conferences with food restrictions entails a marathon of planning, communicating and executing on my mission to keep the focus on the professional goals...
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Eat, Drink and Be Weary

Eat, Drink and Be Weary
So I think I ate too much turkey and gluten-free pie over Thanksgiving because I can't seem to snap out of this funk I'm in. Or...
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FOOD ALLERGY WELLNESS SUMMIT: COLLEGE 101

FOOD ALLERGY WELLNESS SUMMIT: COLLEGE 101
My husband and I drove through Nashville this past weekend and stopped to have dinner with the college boy. You’ve heard me refer to our son...
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Celiac Disease Wasn't a Part of the College Plan

Celiac Disease Wasn't a Part of the College Plan
Within weeks of my celiac disease diagnosis, I had my two sons tested. Both grew up with “sensitive stomachs” so I was surprised—yet relieved—when their blood tests came...
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First comes food allergy, then comes ... airborne allergy. Seriously?

First comes food allergy, then comes ... airborne allergy. Seriously?
Something seemingly random and out-of-the-blue occurred to me a few weeks ago that has rocked my world.I've waited this long to tell you all about it...
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Please Eat without Me! Please!

Please Eat without Me!  Please!
Our book club alternates meetings between restaurants and our homes. As the "one with food issues," I am given the final say on the restaurants where...
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TSA TOOK MY LUNCH! AIRPORTS AND FOOD ALLERGIES

TSA TOOK MY LUNCH! AIRPORTS AND FOOD ALLERGIES
As I watched TSA swab my jar of peanutbutter, I thought back to the good old days--not the days before Sept 11 when airplane security was...
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WHY I BLOG, OR HAPPY HUG A BLOGGER DAY!

WHY I BLOG, OR HAPPY HUG A BLOGGER DAY!
I blog for one reason--and one reason only--to help people.When I discovered I had celiac disease and multiple food allergies and eosinophilic esophagitis--all in the same year!--I...
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Battling My Leaky Gut

Battling My Leaky Gut
Lately I've been feeling like my leaky gut is an alien that's taken over my body, like in one of those sci-fi movies my boys watched...
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An Allergic Foodie Does NOT Live on Lettuce Alone

An Allergic Foodie and her husband don't always agree on where to eatWe'd been driving for a day and a half and were only halfway home. The high winds across the Kansas plains and the oversized trucks creeping...
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Celiac Tales : The Smelly Truth

celiac disease stomach issues    I’ve been wanting to write this piece for a while now, I just couldn’t figure out how to do it “properly”. So after much...
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Are Peanuts the Only “Bad Boy” Legume?

Are Peanuts the Only “Bad Boy” Legume?
While peanut allergies are the most prevalent of food allergies, there are other legumes to which some children may have an allergic reaction. Peanuts are often...
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Can Children Overcome Food Allergies?

Can Children Overcome Food Allergies?
Of the eight most common food allergies found in children; milk, eggs, wheat and soy allergies are the easiest to outgrow. Some children are fortunate enough to...
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