Going on a gluten free diet can be overwhelming (at first) yet with a few tips the transition can be easier.  If you have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease or gluten sensitivity you should watch out for gluten cross-contamination.   Browse our posts below to find out more…

Gluten Free Box Mixes: Advantages and Disadvantages

Here are some some advantages and disadvantages to gluten free box mixes vs. gluten free homemade recipes. Gluten Free Box Mix Advantage: Convenience – Gluten Free Box Mixes are simple to whip up – often you just need a few additional items (that are staples in a kitchen) to complete the mix. Time – Box mixes […]

30 Places Gluten Hides

30 Places Gluten Hides 1)       Kisses:  Gluten can lurk in lip balms or from the lips of someone who just ate food that wasn’t gluten free. If ingested, someone with celiac disease could get sick. Be aware! 2)      Icecream:  Once on a gluten free diet, no-one wants to give up that gluten free ice cream brain […]

Gluten Free School Lunch Box Labeling Tips

Gluten Free School Lunch Box Labeling Tips: 1) Attach a tag to your child’s school lunch box which the label reads “gluten free” so teachers and cafeteria staff members are continually reminded that your child can only eat gluten free.  Our tags are dishwasher safe & heat resistant. 2) Simply label your child’s lunch Tupperware and plastic […]

Drugs: Gluten Free or Not

Drugs: Gluten Free or Not? Is a drug gluten free or not?  The best way to determine if a drug is gluten free is by calling the manufacture.  Both over-the-counter and prescription drugs can be a hidden source of gluten.  Labeling gluten containing ingredients isn’t required of drug manufacturers and it’s often in inactive ingredients like […]

Still Stick on a Gluten Free Diet?

Still Sick on a Gluten Free Diet? If you are still sick on a gluten free diet it may be because you are getting sick from gluten cross-contamination or it may mean the food your are eating still has a small percentage of gluten in the product.  In August 2013, the FDA Administration finalized regulations that better […]

Avoid Gluten Cross-Contamination

Being Glutenized Effects People Differently: After ingesting gluten, some people experience no outward signs or symptoms of ingesting gluten, yet that doesn’t mean it’s not damaging their small intestines.   Following 6 months of going on a gluten free diet, I thought I knew every time gluten invaded my body.  Typical outcome: I get violently sick […]

{Lessons from a Celiac} Lesson 5: Make Annual Follow Up Visits with a Doctor or Nutritionist Familiar with Celiac Disease

Lesson 5: Make Annual Follow Up Visits with a Doctor or Nutritionist Familiar with Celiac Disease: Since many grains are enriched with vitamins, avoiding grains with a gluten free diet may mean you are missing out on these important vitamins. When I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I was given a script by my Endocrinologist […]

{Lessons from a Celiac} Lesson 2: On a Gluten Free Diet? Check and Recheck Your Gluten Free Foods

Lesson 2: Check & Recheck Labels Product ingredients change.  Checking labels, even if you have done it hundreds of times before, is a necessary evil if you are on a gluten free diet.  I learned this lesson the hard way when additional migraines were triggered after 5 months of eating Good Seasons salad dressing on […]