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Packing A Little Jar of Community in our Memorial Day Picnic Basket

Packing A Little Jar of Community in our Memorial Day Picnic Basket
Memorial Day is the official start to the summer grilling season, to barbeques and to finally breaking outside with friends, family and community.  For those of...

Top 20 Reasons We're Grateful for Food Allergies

FamDown Grateful? For this annoying, often terrifying condition that disrupts our family and threatens our kid's life every day? Well, yeah. Food allergies are decidedly not all...

Why do we see so many Food Allergies Today?

food allergiesThis is the ultimate question. Fifty years ago you hardly heard of anaphylactic allergies, Celiac Disease, gluten- free bread or GMO’s. So why did our grandparents...

Creating a Safe Kitchen

  How do you create a safe, gluten-free kitchen? Can I share a kitchen with someone who isn’t gluten-free? Can I have a safe kitchen with...

Food Allergy or Food Sensitivity?

  Food allergy or food sensitivity? Is there a difference between a gluten allergy and gluten sensitivity? What are the differences between the two? Do you...

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...

EveryDay Coconut – Super Hydrating Shampoo

EveryDay Coconut – Super Hydrating Shampoo
Overall Rating: 6                          Smell: Good! Smelled like coconut suntan oil/lotion    Quantity: 32 fl oz                     Texture: Smooth                                                              ...

Andalou Naturals Conditioner in Sunflower & Citrus

Andalou Naturals Conditioner in Sunflower & Citrus
Overall Rating: 10                          Smell: Wonderful! Smelled like fresh citrus  Quantity: 11.5 fl oz Texture: Smooth & soft                                   Price: Varies by store Today I am...

No Sympathy: Am I Being Too Sensitive?

  There are times when I wish I had an illness that is more well known. Conditions such as lupus, diabetes, or COPD often illicit a...

Advocate Highlight #2: Adventures of Anti-Wheat Girl

The Adventures of Anti-Wheat Girl I received a nomination for Anti-Wheat Girl and I think the note they left  really sums up who she is...

Being a Houseguest with Food Allergy and Celiac; What Do You Say to Your Host?

Being a Houseguest with Food Allergy and Celiac; What Do You Say to Your Host?
    Invitations to stay with friends and family aren’t extended to us very often. Or dinner invitations for that matter. We’re likable people and our...

Gluten-Related Neurologic Symptoms in Children

Gluten-Related Neurologic Symptoms in Children
There is a well-established relationship between celiac disease (and non-celiac gluten sensitivity) and the development of neurologic problems in adults.   According to Dr. Marios Hadjivassiliou, a...

The Ramón Seed Story

The Ramón Seed Story
Just a few weeks ago, while vacationing in the Yucatan, I explored Cobá, the ancient ruin of one of the largest and most powerful city states...

Q&A with Restaurateur/Chef Jehangir Mehta, NFCA’s Chef Ambassador of GREAT Kitchens

Q&A with Restaurateur/Chef Jehangir Mehta, NFCA’s Chef Ambassador of GREAT Kitchens
Are you fearful of ordering from a gluten-free menu, because you are not sure if the chef/kitchen staff have been properly trained in cross contamination issues?...

A Decade Since Diagnosis: 10 Years, 10 Lessons

A Decade Since Diagnosis: 10 Years, 10 Lessons
Recently, I had my 10-year Celiaciversary! To commemorate it, I thought I'd share this blog post with you all...   10 years ago, my mother sat...