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Gluten-Free Ingredient May Cause Allergic Reaction

A popular legume used in other countries is showing up in more U.S. gluten-free products. A Kansas State University food safety specialist explains why people with peanut and soybean allergies need to be cautious. Source: www.newswise.com IMPORTANT – especially for those with kids in classrooms where there is a nut allergy… “Lupin is a yellow-colored […]

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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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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 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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Penrose Hospital Gluten Free Options

While we are fortunate enough to not have to visit hospital cafeterias regularly, we have also found that we must treasure those that actually provide gluten free options.  The lack of such offerings initially suprised us since of all places and professions, we initially thought the medical world would understand this need and its prevalence.    Experience […]

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Loveland GF Food Bank Opening A Success

Last night my children and I attended the opening of a gluten free food bank at the House of Neighborly Service in Loveland, Colorado.     To my knowledge, this is the first such dedicated food bank.    And all of us in attendance are going to work to make sure it won’t be the only one. Several wonderful companies and […]

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Tummy Trouble and Other Signs of Celiac Disease in Infants and Toddlers

As a parent of a child with celiac disease, I am often asked how we knew that she had the disease.    We didn’t.  But we knew something “wasn’t right” and it was getting worse. We suffered through 5 long months to get the diagnosis.  We now know we were lucky to get answers so quickly  — on average it […]

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Nationwide Movement to Get Gluten Free Food In Food Banks Begins in Colorado

Imagine having to chose between eating gluten or not eating at all.  While this appears to be a simple choice, for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, this decision could mean starving in the short term or facing long term, life threatening health consequences.    Dee Valdez is helping to change that.  This coming Tuesday in Loveland, Colorado a ribbon cutting ceremony […]

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Gluten Free Labeling Needs Clarity and Action

As a parent of a small child with celiac, I am a diligent label reader.  I read and reread every label – and usually recheck “safe” products every month or so.    One thing that is becoming abundantly clear to me is that while the Food Allergen Labeling  and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (which requires […]

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Great Handouts Available from GIG

It makes us very happy that the Gluten Intolerance Group has lots of wonderful “handouts” available relating to celiac disease and gluten intolerance.    From the Quick Start Diet Guide to Hospital Stays Made Safe and  Understanding Your Student, these guides help individuals and families navigate life with celiac disease from the initial diagnosis to starting school.      For […]