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Happy August 5th!

Happy August 5th!
Yes, it's August 5th. But what does that mean? Today is the day that the FDA's gluten-free labeling laws go into effect. Today is a day...
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A declaration of gluten independence

Declaration-of-independence-broadside-croppedIn honor of tomorrow's Independence Day here in the good USA, I took a break from imagining gluten as my evil ex-boyfriend and personified him instead as the evil ex-king of England. If you...
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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...
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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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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...
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Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference & Expo 6/7-6/8

SEE MORE AT http://celiacandthebeast.com/2014/04/celiac-disease-foundation-2014-conference-and-expo/   WHEN: June 7th & June 8th WHERE: Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA WHO: Anyone who is celiac or diagnosed with...
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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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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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"I Gave Up Martinis" & Other Mistakes an Allergic Foodie Admits

At the risk of losing a few readers who rely on me for gluten-free and allergy-friendly wisdom, today I'm coming clean. Ready? An Allergic Foodie has...
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janie gets HEALTHY

b2ap3_thumbnail_janie-gets-healthy-title.png I wanted to introduce to all of you my new series called janie gets HEALTHY. My goal is to get healthy and find balance and...
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Why Should I Go Gluten Free Anyway?

Why Should I Go Gluten Free Anyway?
There it is again.  That little question that has so many big implications.  This is another one that we get asked many times daily at the...
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What Does the Box Say? - Comparing Gluten-Free and Non-Gluten-Free Marketing Claims

What Does the Box Say? - Comparing Gluten-Free and Non-Gluten-Free Marketing Claims
We've all heard statements like these about gluten-free food: "The gluten-free products market is experiencing a double-digit growth" and "They are considered healthier than conventional products (source: PRWeb.com). It's...
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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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