Coffee Blocks – Food Review

Coffee Blocks – Food Review

Fat is actually good for you. I know, it’s crazy but it’s true. All these low fat this and low fat thats have done nothing for our society’s health. Fake butter, fat-free yogurt, the list goes on. Our bodies actually need fat. Our brain needs fat to function! But, what kinds of fat? Good fats. I […]

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GlutenFreeSmartStore.com – A New Way to Shop

GlutenFreeSmartStore.com – A New Way to Shop

GlutenFreeFind.com, as many of you already know, is an award-winning online gluten-free resource directory. GlutenFreeFind.com has been doing its best from the beginning to make all our gluten-free lives easier.   Once again they are with their partnership and launch of GlutenFreeSmartStore.com. GlutenFreeSmartStore.com partnered with TV Chef Kathy Smart, Allergic Solution and GlutenFreeFind.com and officially […]

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Traveling Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Paleo in Europe- A Journey

Traveling Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Paleo in Europe- A Journey

I am off on my adventure to Europe for a couple weeks. I am wishing myself the best of luck of not getting cross contaminated and staying healthy my entire trip. I think I am going to do pretty good. Any tips are greatly appreciated! I will be sure to share all my experiences of […]

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Could a Gluten Insensitivity Be Causing Your Child’s ADHD? – Guest Blog

Could a Gluten Insensitivity Be Causing Your Child’s ADHD? – Guest Blog

Diagnoses for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are on the rise. The symptoms of ADHD have long been a problem in a number of children, though the classification of ADHD as a disorder is relatively recent. The statistics show a large discrepancy in the number of children diagnosed with ADHD, ranging anywhere from five […]

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Celiac Blood Testing is Only 20 Percent Accurate

Celiac Blood Testing is Only 20 Percent Accurate

  According to estimates, one in every hundred Americans has celiac disease (CD), but only three percent of them have been properly diagnosed. Once CD is diagnosed, treatment is simple—a gluten-free diet. As an author, researcher, and gluten-free advocate, I work hard to raise awareness for celiac disease (CD) and gluten issues with the goal […]

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Reading Your Labels – Clarified

Reading Your Labels – Clarified

  These days, health food stores and supermarkets are offering gluten-free foods such as pasta, cereals, breads and cookies.  Also, most of your chicken, beef, turkey, fresh produce, beans and rice, etc. are available too. It is extremely important to read labels when shopping. As of January, 2010, if you read a label that says […]

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Little Soya Gluten-Free Soy Sauce – Review

Little Soya Gluten-Free Soy Sauce – Review

Being a diagnosed celiac doesn’t allow for “a little bit of gluten” or just a dash for thickening or anything of that nature. They key to my health and happiness is being 100% gluten-free all the time. Being gluten-free as long as I have makes this easy as I have reorganized my life and educated […]

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Tina’s Irish Beef Stew: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipe

Tina’s Irish Beef Stew: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipe

Tina’s Irish Beef Stew (grain free)   INGREDIENTS: 4 TBL Olive Oil 2 pounds stew meat cut up about 1 or 1-1/2 inch pieces 3-4 TBL coconut flour 1 pound carrots-cut in 1 inch cubes 5-6 potatoes- peel and cut in 1 inch cubes 1 large white or yellow onions cut ( can use pearl […]

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Pesach-Anything’s Possible: By Tamar Ansh- Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Cookbook Review

Pesach-Anything’s Possible: By Tamar Ansh- Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Cookbook Review

First of all what is Pesach? Pesach is another term for the well known Jewish holiday Passover. There are diet restrictions during Passover/Pesach that can make it hard to enjoy eating through this holiday. During this time you are not allowed to have wheat. Although Tamar Ansh wrote this book for the Jewish Holiday anyone […]

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Complete Gluten-Free Cookbook – Giveaway!

Complete Gluten-Free Cookbook – Giveaway!

  It’s that time again. Giveaway time! If you want some delicious gluten-free recipes, Complete Gluten-Free Guide is one cookbook you don’t want to miss out on. Many lactose and egg free recipes as well. From old-fashioned doughnuts to paella, Complete Gluten-Free Cookbook is sure to have a recipe for you.   Be sure to […]

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Tips for how to save money on gluten free food – Guest Blog

Tips for how to save money on gluten free food – Guest Blog

      When I first started eating gluten free I was shocked at the prices. Five dollars for a loaf of bread! I was already on a tight budget and had no idea how I was going to make up the difference in my grocery bill. Making the switch to a gluten free diet […]

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Nick and the Shrinking Inner Spaceship- Book Review

Nick and the Shrinking Inner Spaceship- Book Review

A lot of change has occurred in the gluten-free community and field in the last few years. Even since I was diagnosed 6 years ago a lot has happened. More and more young kids are getting diagnosed correctly with celiac disease. This means for them, that they get to skip the years and years of physical discomfort, emotional […]

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What’s All This Talk about Xanthan Gum?

What’s All This Talk about Xanthan Gum?

What is xanthan gum anyway? A fundamental gluten-free baking ingredient, xanthan gum appears in many of our store-bought gluten-free goodies and in our recipes, so it’s about time you learn more about it! Classified as a polysaccharide, a type of carbohydrate, xanthan gum is found in foods, cosmetics, and industrial substances. It is made through […]

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The Gluten-Free Diet: Can Non-Celiacs Benefit?

The Gluten-Free Diet: Can Non-Celiacs Benefit?

Over recent years, avoiding gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, has become increasingly popular among Americans. Many people on the gluten-free diet have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten that can affect the entire body, in particular the small intestine, causing serious health problems. A study is suggesting that people […]

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Celiac Disease Foundation:  Informing and Supporting the Celiac Community

Celiac Disease Foundation: Informing and Supporting the Celiac Community

Although a celiac disease (CD) diagnosis can mark the happy ending to years of mysterious painful physical and mental symptoms, it also represents the beginning of a whole new lifestyle. Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease caused by an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, has only one treatment, a gluten-free […]

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Study Shows Celiac Disease Incidence Increases with Age

Study Shows Celiac Disease Incidence Increases with Age

Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, is estimated to affect about 3 million Americans, or one percent of the population. Of the celiac population, only 3% have been correctly diagnosed. These numbers may seem particularly staggering, but in fact the results of a new study […]

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Daily Probiotics Have Health Benefits for Kids

Daily Probiotics Have Health Benefits for Kids

In my work as an author, researcher, children’s health advocate, and mother of three, I’m often approached by mothers who want to know what they can do to improve their kids’ health. On behalf of these inquisitive parents, I’d like to share some research I’ve come across regarding the health benefits for children of taking […]

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Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Culture Starter with Veggies- Recipe

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Culture Starter with Veggies- Recipe

  For some good-for-you gluten free, probiotics and a yummy snack, make this recipe contributed by Judy Willardson.   INGREDIENTS: Kefir starter grains Assortment of vegetables such as cabbage and celery A bit of apple   DIRECTIONS:  Mix kefir starter grains with veggies and apples and some liquid, such as water or vegetable juice, covering […]

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Vitamin D Receptors: Understanding Gut Function

Vitamin D Receptors: Understanding Gut Function

If you’ve been staying in the know about the latest medical research, you’ve likely heard something about the importance of the balance of gut flora and its connection with infections and disease, particularly inflammatory bowel diseases, which makes it a vital subject of medical research. The latest study, published in the American Journal of Pathology […]

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Plans Laid for Gluten Free Labeling Summit in Washington

Plans Laid for Gluten Free Labeling Summit in Washington

In my work as an author and gluten-free advocate, I have often written and spoken about the importance of federal regulations for gluten-free labeling in the U.S. In my article, “U.S. Has Yet to Define ‘Gluten-Free’ for Food Labels,” which was published in the winter edition of The Journal of Gluten Sensitivity, I pointed out […]

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