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Celiac Disease Awareness

Welcome to May! May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month, so let’s kick the month off with some information, shall we?!

What is Celiac Disease? It is a genetically based autoimmune disease that is triggered by gluten. It is not an allergy.

Who has Celiac Disease? 1 in 133 people in the US are [...]

ER, What?

Last summer I discovered that drinking water wasn’t enough to keep me hydrated when exercising in the heat and humidity.  I would fight dehydration after each and every long run or hard workout.  That telltale headache would start to creep in and the rest of my day would be spent fighting to rehydrate myself.  Once [...]

Word on the Street

I am a little behind on my blog reading, but I try to play catch up when I can.  I pick up pieces of information through my reading and then share the good (or bad) stuff with you guys.  Over the past couple of weeks I have heard quite a few bits of information, so [...]

More On Celiac Disease Awareness

A friend pointed me to this article from the Huffington Post earlier this week.  The article is about pet peeves regarding the gluten-free diet and things people say when they hear you are on the diet.  One of my biggest pet peeves is hearing, “Have you heard about that new weight loss diet…the gluten-free diet?", [...]

Gluten in the News

Gluten and the gluten-free diet seem to be in the news quite a bit lately. Have you heard the latest news about the gluten-free diet? South Beach Diet creator, Dr. Arthur Agatston, has a new book and version of The South Beach Diet: “The South Beach Diet Gluten Solution”. The book calls for removing gluten [...]

Celiac Disease, Eating Disorders & a Book Review

My friend, Amy Jones, MD, RD, LD wrote an article posted on the NFCA website about celiac disease and eating disorders.  I have to admit that I have always wondered if my eating disorder had anything to do with my having celiac disease or vice versa.  It’s a lot like the chicken or the egg…which [...]

Celiac Awareness Day

Today is Celiac Disease Awareness Day.  I thought this would be a great time to share some basic information on Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet to help those newly diagnosed or looking for a possible diagnosis or answers to their health problems.

One of the best places to start is the National Foundation for [...]

Big Gluten Freely News

I found out some super exciting news on Monday afternoon that I had to keep quiet about for 2 days.  This was not easy, if you know me and how much I like to talk.  I did tell Aaron, he puts things in “the vault”, but I couldn’t share with any of my online friends [...]

New to Gluten-Free

More and more people are being diagnosed with Celiac Disease each day. In addition to Celiac Disease, there is also Non-Celiac gluten intolerance/gluten-sensitivity. I don’t really care what you call it, if you eat it and it makes you feel bad, don’t eat it. If you are new to the gluten-free diet, please make sure [...]

Miley Cyrus is Latest Celebrity on Gluten-Free Diet

If you happen to be on Facebook, Twitter or read any online news, I am sure you must have heard that Miley Cyrus is the latest celebrity to disclose that she is following the gluten-free diet. She doesn’t mention anything about Celiac Disease, but a “gluten and lactose allergy”. This is her explanation to those [...]