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3 Things To Do if Your Celiac Child Eats Gluten

A gut wrenching feeling comes over you… This ball of fear builds up inside and slowly fills you with dread.  That’s the sort of feeling I get when I (we) realize that my daughter got gluten.  For her, there is anxiety and fear…but it is her own experience that I cannot describe. There’s sometimes a […]

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5 Tips for Raising Gluten-Free Kids

Practical Tips For Raising Your Child Gluten-Free I’ll keep this short and to the point… Raising your child gluten-free is no easy task… So we put together some helpful tips to help you stay sane – at least until your kid turns teenager and never wants your help anymore! Routinely make lunch for your kid […]

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Is Eating Gluten-Free Healthier? Why?

Is it healthy to eat gluten-free? The answer is yes and no. There is a secret to it which I cover in this video…

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Why Eating Gluten Free is Healthier

Eating gluten free is healthy.  And when asked, I will always tell people this.  But it isn’t about cutting carbs or any other quick fix.  It boils down to one thing – paying attention to what you eat. When my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease at 18 months, my husband and I had to quickly learn […]

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Gluten Free Gift Ideas

Here are a few ideas that make great gifts for your friends and family who follow a gluten free diet.  We use all of these! Kitchen food storage containers Breadmaker – we use the Breadman TR875 which has a gluten free setting.  The Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme is great for gluten free bread too but […]

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Celiac Disease and Stomach Flu… or was it Gluten?

Question:  When is stomach flu not just stomach flu? Answer:  When you have Celiac Disease! I’m home today with our daughter – she got sick twice this morning.  She most likely has the stomach flu – this is the season for it.  But what if she got gluten?  I just got comfortable that our daughter’s […]

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Katie Chalmers’ Kids Book Focuses on Sunny Side of Celiac

Of the numerous great strides being made for celiac and the gluten free community, none bring us more pleasure than those that help children.  Author Katie Chalmers has done just that with her new book “Mommy, What is Celiac Disease?”   With cheerful sunny illustrations and descriptions that are both accurate and easy to understand, this […]

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Gluten Free With Grandma: A Few New Tricks

So we went away for the weekend to a friend’s wedding and left our kids with their grandparents.    They live fairly close so are pretty used to accommodating our gluten free diet and stayed at our house so were already surrounded by only gluten free choices.    The neat part worth sharing is the gluten free […]

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Gluten Free Favorites

Gluten Free Infant and Toddler Products Gluten Free Restaurants Gluten Free Bakeries  Completely Gluten Free: www.completelyglutenfree.net Owner Chris Fiala adds a personal touch to her gluten free product line based in Crested Butte, CO.   From delicious dumplings and gnocchi to pancake, cookie and biscuit mixes, Completely Gluten Free offers a tasty selection of great gluten free […]

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Eating Gluten Free and Staying Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays can be a difficult time for those who are newly diagnosed with a gluten intolerance.  Holiday parties are full of goodies containing gluten: hot dishes, dips and sauces, marinated meats (soy sauce contains wheat), wheat crackers and breads, not to mention all kinds of holiday cookies and sweets. Here are a few tips […]