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My Gluten-free Journey and 3 Tips for the Newly Diagnosed Celiac

In June 2010, with a new round of stomach pain and other symptoms, I was sent to a gastroenterologist for an endoscopy. This wasn’t my first endoscopy, but it had been many years since my previous one. This time, they were looking for an ulcer, thinking that explained my constant stomach pain. Given the stress …

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What to Pack in Your Gluten-free Carry-On Bag

As a celiac, getting stuck at an airport without safe food and other necessities might be a nightmare! Today I’m sharing my tips for being prepared with a well-packed gluten-free carry-on bag. As we enter into spring and summer travel season, I thought it might be helpful to share what I pack in my gluten-free …

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14 Sneaky Ways We’ve Been Glutened!

Don’t you just hate that moment when you realize that somehow, someway, somewhere you managed to accidentally get gluten into your body? Most people call this getting “glutened”; some call it getting “glutenized”. We need to get Webster to add glutened to their dictionary. I’m sure most celiacs would agree, there isn’t much worse than …

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25 Non-Candy Class Valentine’s Ideas {Gluten-free, allergy friendly}

If your child’s school is allergy-friendly, you’re probably looking for Valentine’s ideas that aren’t food/candy. I’ve rounded up some for you today! I spent about an hour at my local store the other day, reading labels on just about every package of candy or food that was in the Valentine’s Day section. I found only …

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How I avoid gluten while visiting relatives!

Many of us will be packing up our stuff and traveling to visit relatives this holiday season. While road or airplane travel has its own set of challenges with staying gluten-free, so does staying with relatives that all eat gluten. I find it can be very difficult to keep from getting “glutened” when I’m staying …

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