Tips for Packing a Healthy Gluten-Free Lunch Box

Tips for Packing a Healthy Gluten-Free Lunch Box

There are lots of ways to pack a healthy gluten-free school lunch. First of all, it’s important to include your child in the planning the week’s lunches ahead of time. Let him pick out a fun lunchbox with a thermos and ice pack to protect foods at safe temperatures. Using a thermos and icepacks help […]

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Dining Out with Your Celiac Child

Dining Out with Your Celiac Child

First of all, before you start taking your celiac child to restaurants for gluten-free eating, it’s important that you and your child are already familiar with the gluten-free diet, what your child can eat, what he must avoid, and how to protect him from cross-contamination. This way, you’ll know what to order from the menu […]

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Your Celiac Child’s Road to Recovery

Your Celiac Child’s Road to Recovery

The amount of time it takes to feel better on a gluten-free diet is different for every person. The average length of time before people begin to experience relief of their symptoms is six to eight weeks. In adults, it can take the intestines several months or even years to heal. Since your child has […]

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Flying with Your Celiac Child

Flying with Your Celiac Child

First of all, how you’ll manage your trip depends on your travel arrangements—will you be flying or driving? Nowadays, airlines allow its travelers to bring food onto airplanes with them. Each airline has its own set of guidelines which you can usually find online or ask a customer service representative about over the phone. For […]

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Up Close and Personal with Roni Piterman

Up Close and Personal with Roni Piterman

    I am honored to share with you and up close and personal interview with founder, owner and chef Roni Piterman. She has devoted her days  (and nights) to helping others in need of a gluten-free diet in a very special way and has really expanded. This is a woman who knows her business! […]

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Throw Your Own Gluten-Free Baking Parties

Throw Your Own Gluten-Free Baking Parties

     How do you increase gluten-free awareness and make your gluten-sensitive child feel special among his non-gluten-sensitive friends and relatives? Invite company over for baking gluten-free cookies.  His friends will enjoy the gluten-free cookies and can bring some home for their own families. The praise his friends will give over the cookies and the baking […]

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Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease?

Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease?

It’s not every day that you find a resource book that both parents and children can read for valuable information about celiac disease. Katie Chalmers has achieved this with her unique picture book, Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease? After a child’s celiac diagnosis is made, there comes the inevitable talk when Mommy, Daddy, or both […]

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Gluten and Allergen Free Expo in Chicago- April 29th- May 1st-2011

Gluten and Allergen Free Expo in Chicago- April 29th- May 1st-2011

Living Without, the nation’s leading magazine for people with Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivity and food allergies, has become the title sponsor of the 4th annual Gluten & Allergen Free Expo, to be held April 29 – May 1 in Chicago.  Living Without has teamed up with Jen Cafferty, nationally recognized expert on cooking and living […]

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Autism-Vaccine Author Defends His Research

Autism-Vaccine Author Defends His Research

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who published a study in 1998 about the possible link between autism and vaccines which was subsequently questioned and discredited by the medical community, has defended his work in an interview on CNN. Dr. Wakefield’s work has been discredited over the past several years, and ten of the eleven doctors who were […]

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Freeda Vitamins Are Gluten-Free

Freeda Vitamins Are Gluten-Free

You’ve probably heard me speaking out about the importance of celiacs taking a gluten-free multivitamin regularly. Not only does a vitamin supplement help the body heal after the damaging effects of ingesting gluten, but it is a necessity on the gluten-free diet because gluten-free food products are generally not enriched with vitamins, especially the B vitamins. Lucky […]

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G-Free FOODIE Launches…

G-Free FOODIE Launches…

Good news for the tech-savvy gluten-free community! G-Free Foodie, a comprehensive gluten-free resource website (http://gfreefoodie.com) has launched an updated version of their App, called the “Gluten Free Ultimate Solution” App. Whereas the previous version was only available online and for the Android, this latest app can be downloaded to Apple devices from iTunes. The app […]

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Listen to My NABBW (National Association of Baby Boomer Women) Teleseminar on Celiac Disease

Listen to My NABBW (National Association of Baby Boomer Women) Teleseminar on Celiac Disease

I had the honor and pleasure of being featured in a NABBW (National Association of Baby Boomer Women) teleseminar on celiac disease with Anne Holmes, the “Boomer-in-Chief” of the NABBW, National Association of Baby Boomer Women. Follow the link below to have a listen or download the teleseminar as an MP3: http://attendthisevent.com/?eventid=14823489 Enjoy! Tina Turbin […]

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LABELING REGULATIONS IN JEOPARDY NOW- URGENT ALERT

LABELING REGULATIONS IN JEOPARDY NOW- URGENT ALERT

URGENT ALERT… PROPOSED FOOD ALLERGEN/GLUTEN LABELING REGULATIONS IN JEOPARDY Celiac and allergy groups have joined together in response to the strong opposition of the beer industry over the proposed regulatory changes by Health Canada. Below are some of the press releases in the news: http://www.prweb.com/releases/Celiac-Disease-Allergens/Food-Beverage-Labelling/prweb4999184.htm Please pass this along to your colleagues and friends in […]

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Help Your Celiac Child Get Enough Fiber in His Gluten-Free Diet

Help Your Celiac Child Get Enough Fiber in His Gluten-Free Diet

It’s important to realize and meet the challenge of getting enough fiber in your child’s new diet, and it’s easy, too. Why is that it’s more difficult to get enough fiber in a gluten-free diet? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, grains which are high in fiber. Rice flours and the […]

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Road Trips with Your Celiac Child

Road Trips with Your Celiac Child

For car trips, bring along a cooler or two with already-prepared gluten-free foods and snacks for your celiac child. Luckily for your child, there are more and more gluten-free snacks available which are perfect for road trips. For instance, you can order online various snacks such as gluten-free jerky, gluten-free potato puffs, and gluten-free popcorn. […]

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How Much Gluten is Too Much for Your Celiac Child?

How Much Gluten is Too Much for Your Celiac Child?

     The amount of gluten that can be tolerated varies among people with celiac disease. In general, research suggests that less than 10 milligrams (mg) of gluten daily is unlikely to cause significant damage to the intestines in most celiac people. However, these small amounts could still be enough to make a person feel unwell. […]

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How Much Fiber Does Your Gluten-Sensitive Child Need?

How Much Fiber Does Your Gluten-Sensitive Child Need?

Your child needs daily the number of his age in years plus 5 to 10 grams. For example, a 5-year-old would need between 10 and 15 grams of fiber (5 years plus 5 to 10 grams). There are plenty of ways to add fiber to his gluten-free diet by including high-fiber gluten-free grains such as […]

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Some Great Celiac Support Groups for Children and Families

Some Great Celiac Support Groups for Children and Families

     In North America, celiac families have a range of choices of local chapters of The Gluten Intolerance Group, The Celiac Sprue Association, The Celiac Disease Foundation, The Canadian Celiac Association, and Raising Our Celiac Kids (R.O.C.K.). To find a nearby celiac support group, use a search engine and type in “celiac support groups” and […]

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Consider Getting Your Celiac Child to Connect to a Celiac Support Group

Consider Getting Your Celiac Child to Connect to a Celiac Support Group

     First, a celiac support group will help you establish for you and your celiac child a network of celiac people who will be there for you in a welcoming, compassionate environment—with gluten-free refreshments, of course. Imagine what it would feel like if you and your child had a circle of friends to get together […]

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Helping Your Child Connect with Celiac Support Groups

Helping Your Child Connect with Celiac Support Groups

     If your child has recently been diagnosed with celiac disease, it is likely your family is still adapting to the gluten-free lifestyle. It may seem overwhelming at first to a celiac patient to begin the gluten-free road to recovery, as there are many challenges to face in adjusting to a gluten-free diet. Parents often […]

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