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WW: Living with Food Allergies -- Socializing

Food allergies shouldn't make you feel like you're as strange as this plant looks. Food allergies shouldn't make you feel like you're as strange as this plant looks. We've touched on this topic in a peripheral way in our posts...

Sometimes, Things Are Just Hard...

Sometimes, Things Are Just Hard...
Ok, so this is where I get really frustrated. And maybe no one will have any idea what I'm talking about, but hopefully you'll at least...

Advice for handling food sensitivities

Tips from a mom who deals with her daughter's food sensitivities.This is one of the most-read posts on the SunButter blog about a family dealing with food restrictions at school, so we're sharing it here... How...

Don't waste my time! (On "patient autonomy," health insurance, and doctors' offices)

"Regret for wasted time is more wasted time."—Mason CooleyIf there's one thing that makes my blood boil, it's having my time wasted. I only have so much, and I waste enough of it myself...

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...

Substitute Cooking - Flavor or Feel?

Substitute Cooking - Flavor or Feel?
Substitute-cooking to take out key ingredients, in my experience, is a lot like watching a new production of a favorite play. No two actors are...

Gluten Free Pear & Candied Ginger Scones

b2ap3_thumbnail_pear--ginger-scone.jpg I love going to the farmer's market. I love talking to the farmers, hearing their stories. The food is fresh and at its peak, stacked...

BuzzFeed: 19 Things Only People With Celiac Disease Will Understand

BuzzFeed: 19 Things Only People With Celiac Disease Will Understand
Hey there Customeaters!  Last night when I had a little time on my hands, I made a post for Buzzfeed.com called 19 Things Only People With...

WW: Living with Food Allergies -- Food-free Entertainment

Denise at The Butterfly Place in Westford, MassachusettsDenise at The Butterfly Place in Westford, Massachusetts More Life With Food Allergies! You've been holding your breath in anticipation, haven't you? This week, we're planning...

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...

Is Breakfast The Most Important Meal of the Day?

Is Breakfast The Most Important Meal of the Day?
I’m sure you’ve read the medical advice: never skip breakfast! If you do, the prevailing wisdom says you won’t lose weight and you’ll be more likely...

http://www.beingglutenfree.ca/gluten-free-coconut-flour-brownies/

b2ap3_thumbnail_coconutbrownies.jpgCoconut flour is one of my favorite gluten-free flours to work with; it’s packed full of protein and fiber and to be honest, I quite like...

Celiac Disease in Children (Summary of January 2014 Review Article)

Celiac Disease in Children (Summary of January 2014 Review Article)
Drs. Guandalini and Assiri have written a summary of pediatric celiac disease that was published in the online edition of the journal JAMA Pediatrics last week. In this...

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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.