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3 TIPS to Surviving the Gluten Free Holidays

3 TIPS to Surviving the Gluten Free Holidays
Having to restrict oneself from food at any time is always tough; whether it ‘s food restrictions, weight loss or for healthier eating; surviving the holidays eating safely...
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What is Gluten?

  We’ve all seen the Gluten-Free labels on products and the special sections in the supermarket dedicated to Gluten-Free foods, but what is gluten, exactly? GLUTEN...
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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...
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27 Reasons I AM Gluten-Free: A Huffington Post Piece

27 Reasons I AM Gluten-Free: A Huffington Post Piece
You may remember my previous pieces for HuffPo, The Social Impact of Food Allergies and An Open Letter to Jimmy Fallon. I'm excited to share my...
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Cocoa Banana Mini-Soufflés (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Fructose)

Cocoa Banana Mini-Soufflés (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Fructose)
To happily get my daily dose of oxidant rich dark chocolate, without the chemicals and additives, I make this special cocoa treat. They’re like little brownie...
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The dreaded diagnoses

The dreaded diagnoses
I have not been officially diagnosed as being gluten intolerant, but I know that I am.  I have been gluten-free now for just a couple weeks...
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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.

 

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Vegetarian Cooking & Adventure Retreat in Costa Rica

Vegetarian Cooking & Adventure Retreat in Costa Rica
  Hola! My name is Mercedes Elizalde and I am the founder and director of Skhole Travel Experience, a company that offers vacation programs where the...
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Non-celiac gluten sensitivity in children

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity in children
I was thrilled to come across a paper about non-celiac gluten sensitivity in children in the Journal of Pediatrics, one of the main pediatric journals. Many...
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Should you go gluten-free?

b2ap3_thumbnail_easelly_visual-2.jpgHey y'all... we just put together a new infographic on the benefits of a gluten-free diet.  Please let us know what you think!  See it larger...
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Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Info from the International Celiac Disease Symposium

51AXBclt3KL__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-59,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_I was fortunate to be able to attend the International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS) in Chicago last week, during which I was able to hear lectures...
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