How to Prevent Gluten Cross Contamination

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After being diagnosed with celiac disease and starting a gluten free diet, one of the most common ways to get glutened ( is that even a word?) is through gluten cross contamination.  Here are 10 ways to prevent gluten cross contamination in your diet. 1. Don’t use previously used stoneware Lots of people don’t realize … Read more

Trying to Host a Gluten Free Christmas

Hosting Christmas Gluten Free

It’s my turn to have Christmas Eve this year. We have many people in the family who need to have a gluten free Christmas for different reasons. Some have celiac disease, some are intolerant and some have autism. We also have a few people who are dairy free. Since Christmas is a holiday for everyone, … Read more

Celiac Disease And The 5 Stages Of Grief

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Today’s article is about celiac disease and the 5 stages of grief. Recently I’ve had a few people approach me about being newly diagnosed with celiac disease. I’ve tried to help them by answering all of their questions and pointing them to appropriate resources. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take away the pain they were experiencing. I … Read more

The Beyond Celiac 2nd Annual Research Symposium- A Summary

Beyond Celiac 2nd Annual Research Symposium

Who was there I was lucky enough to participate in the Beyond Celiac 2nd Annual Research Symposium. The seminar covered all of the new research being done on celiac disease. Participants included Ciaran Kelly, MD, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Gastroenterology Training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is … Read more

What’s That Teal Pumpkin For?

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When fall rolls around, after I’ve put out my Halloween decorations, I often get asked about my teal pumpkin. The Teal Pumpkin Project® was started by FARE® (Food Allergy Research and Education) who was originally inspired by a community event started by FACET (Food Allergy Community of Eastern Tennessee), in an effort to raise awareness … Read more