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Guest Blog: Amy Jones

I am thrilled to introduce you to Amy Jones, RD at Mary Rutan Hospital in Marysville, Ohio. Amy has been kind enough to share a guest blog today – enjoy!!

The Dietitian-Patient Relationship Critical to the Success of a GF Diet


I want to thank my friend Kim for trusting me to guest blog [...]

Dear Martha,

I don’t know where to start, as I am still in disbelief of the stance you have taken on guests with food allergies. Do you know how many people you have now alienated, or was that your goal? Let’s sort out some quick facts:

1 in 133 people in the US have Celiac Disease [...]

Top 10 Foods that SHOULD Be Gluten-Free

As I have said before, the gluten-free diet can be intimidating to those who are just starting out. Heck, it can be intimidating to those of us who have been on it for years, thanks to gluten showing up in places it has no business being. I know that I have been guilty of [...]

Gluten-Free Diet Broken Down

This year the FDA released an updated version of where our daily foods should be coming from.  Today I found a gluten-free version (Thanks Amy, Dietitian at Mary Rutan Hospital, and The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center).  Check it out:


I will be using the aforementioned diagram with Jon to hopefully [...]

Double Check

As I was jogging along on the treadmill this morning, peacefully reading my new Runner’s World magazine and drooling over the pretty new running shoes, I caught a glimpse of a story coming on the news about the gluten-free diet. The premise was “The New Diet Trend”. I wish I could have heard the [...]

Gluten-Free Diet Compliance

As children grow, they become more independent. This is our goal as parents, to teach our children the things they need to know about life to live independently, happily & successfully. If it was only that easy, right?

Every parent has their challenges with their child(ren). Some of those challenges are more stressful than [...]

Tips for Gluten-Free Newbies

I often get emails and/or comments about where to start when someone is first diagnosed with Celiac Disease or decides to embark on the gluten-free diet. I figured that I would make up a short list of tips for those who are new to the gluten-free diet. This won’t be a list of the obvious, [...]

Man Receives Prison Time for Lying About Gluten in Food

The owner of a bakery was sentenced to 11 years in prison after falsely labeling his food “gluten-free”.  Paul Seelig was convicted of 23 counts of fraud & ordered to pay restitution to his victims.  The simple fact that anyone would feed gluten – poison – to a Celiac or a gluten-allergic person is sickening.  [...]

Kudos to Redbook

I want to stop my day for a moment and send out kudos to Redbook today.  I was reading the newest issue (March 2011) while on my 6 mile run this morning.  I was on the treadmill, so passing that time with something to keep my mind off of how far I have gone or [...]