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Cross-Contact or Cross-Contamination: What’s the Difference?

Cross-Contact or Cross-Contamination: What’s the Difference?
I’ll be honest with you: distinguishing between cross-contact and cross-contamination used to throw me off. Many people in the food allergy community (my past-self included) often...
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The Nima Sensor – A Game Changer

NimaGet ready, because the Nima Sensor is going to be a game changer in the gluten free community. The Nima Sensor from 6Sensor Labs is a...
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The FDA quilt has a whole lot of holes in it….

Okay, I’m frustrated. A few weeks ago I went to the Fancy Foods Festival in NYC. There were literally thousands of booths there. Companies came from...
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What Does 20ppm Look Like?

IMG_4060.PNG  “You can have just one bite of this pizza, can’t you?” “You won’t get sick if we use the same serving spoon.” “Come on, a...
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Home Exchange: A Solution to Affordable Travel with Food Allergy, Celiac and Diabetes

Home Exchange: A Solution to Affordable Travel with Food Allergy, Celiac and Diabetes
If you took a look at our bags when we travel, you might think we've packed everything but the kitchen sink. The reality is that the...
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Denial, or Why I Ate That Damn Pizza

Denial, or Why I Ate That Damn Pizza
I never eat something I know I shouldn't. This, folks, is called being in denial. Denial is when you pretend something that happened didn't really happen....
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Why I Don't Eat Out (Much) Anymore

Why I Don't Eat Out (Much) Anymore


Prior to my diagnosis with celiac, I was a restaurant and junk food fiend. My favorite food was fried and I would never say no to a dessert or other carb (and gluten) laden treat. So you can imagine my devastation when I found out that basically all of my favorite foods were off limits after finding out I could no longer eat gluten. 

 

Despite feeling like I was given a death sentence by having to go gluten free, I was completely fed up with being in pain all the time and constantly feeling exhausted and bloated. Solely because I wanted to feel better, I dove right into a GF diet. And to my amazement, I felt so much better even within the first week. I vowed that I would never eat gluten again - besides the fact that it was slowly killing me. 


After being on the GF diet for a couple months though, I really started to miss eating out. It wasn't just the delicious foods served at restaurants I missed, it was the whole fun and excitement of it. I started looking up restaurants who could accommodate a GF diet and began checking them out. I had a few mishaps with getting glutened, but being not so far from going GF, I suffered the pain and moved on. I had no hesitation to try other restaurants. 

 

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Up your waiting game! 5 ways to better serve gluten- and allergy-free restaurant-goers

waitress with tray of tacosSome restaurants don’t compromise. “No substitutions,” their menus declare, and their waiters seem to think patrons should put up or shut up. Unfortunately, for customers with...
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