Going Gluten-Free

Head of the Class

College students with severe food allergies or celiac disease may soon be able to breathe a little easier due to a recent Justice Department ruling. This ruling requires a Massachusetts university to offer meal plans that accommodate those with special dietary needs. Finally kids can focus on classes and books, not on struggling with the dining hall.   More...

There's No Salt in This Gluten-Free Soy Sauce

Living Without contributor Jessica Goldman Foung, aka "Sodium Girl," must live salt-free for medical reasons. She's a queen of substitutions, an inspiration for those on special diets. This enthusiastic foodie spices up her diet with tasty sweet and savory alternatives to salt. Here's the back-story behind her ingenious GF, no-salt soy sauce.   More...

Can’t Get Pregnant?

Did you know that celiac disease can directly affect your ability to have a baby? Marisa Horowitz Jaffe suffered through years of infertility and multiple miscarriages due to undiagnosed celiac disease. She shares her story with Living Without . "My dream is ...that no one will ever have to experience what we did," she says.   More...

Food Allergy Bullying

Has your child been bullied because of a food allergy or sensitivity? Have you? A new study in Pediatrics suggests an increase in this type of taunting and harassment. Bullying is associated with increased anxiety and lower quality of life for food-allergic children, independent of the reported severity of their allergies.   More...

Baking a Batch of Memories

Positivity is the mantra I've held onto since my son was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies nine years ago. Sometimes it's challenging to navigate a life with allergies to wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, soy, sesame and mustard, along with having asthma. These challenges often make me wish I had my mother to lean on.   More...

Lucky with Leftovers

Fortunate is the person who finds herself with a refrigerator full of leftovers. It's my favorite part of holiday cooking. In fact, I deliberately buy a larger-than-necessary turkey just to nibble on what's left. Here are some ideas on how to make the best of the rest of your turkey.   More...

Got Milk?

Is today's milk doing your body good? Are my family's stomachaches, eczema and sinus congestion trying to tell me something?   More...

Family Awakening

I see a nice a change developing in my family this holiday season. Two people on my gift list are getting a collection of special-diet products for Christmas.   More...

Trying to Get Pregnant?

"In some women, infertility and pregnancy complications may be the first sign of celiac disease." When I was newly pregnant and said to my OB/GYN, "I have celiac disease," she didn't say anything. That's how I remember it anyway.  More...

Ramblings from Thanksgiving

By 9:00 on Thanksgiving morning, the kitchen was tidied up, ingredients organized and I was ready to start the Thanksgiving marathon. As fellow celebrants joined me in the kitchen, I had many chances to share the dozens of little tips I've learned while working with Living Without's food editor Beth Hillson and test kitchen director Madalene Rhyand.   More...

Giving Thanks

The Living Without team is grateful for our many blessings - and our greatest blessing is you.   More...

New Ways to Serve Stuffing

Are you tired of the same old way to serve stuffing? Jazz up your menu with these tasty gluten-free ideas. They'll make your meal more memorable and mouthwatering.   More...

We Need a Gluten-Free Labeling Standard

Take a moment and sign the petition for gluten-free labeling. The deadline is November 1st . Almost a decade ago, the American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA) initiated the fight for gluten-free labeling on behalf of those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Over the past few weeks, there’s been a final effort - hopefully - to remind federal decision-makers that individuals with celiac disease and gluten intolerance are waiting for the FDA to complete action on the pending rules. Living Without joins the American Celiac Disease Alliance and others in the gluten-free community to urge you to sign the special petition available on the White House website. If you have not already done so, I urge you to take a moment to read and sign the petition . To date, over 20,000 signatures have been logged. We need a total of 25,000 signatures by November 1st . The deadline is Thursday, November 1st .   More...

Celiac Disease: Counting the Cost

According to news reports, CBS temporarily dropped actress Jennifer Esposito from its show "Blue Bloods" after she asked the network to limit her work schedule due to celiac disease. Esposito, 39, stars as policewoman Jackie Curatola on the popular television series. The network is reportedly unable to accommodate the star's request. Have you had job-related setbacks due to your health and related dietary issues?  More...