Going Gluten Free

The Celiac Saga: An Interview about Health & Healing

Posted by Erica Dermer on July 20, 2016

I was diagnosed with celiac disease in September 2015 after nine years of searching for a diagnosis. I created The Celiac Saga in December, just four months later. The celiac diagnosis was jarring, and the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle was really hard to go through alone. While my family was supportive, I was the only one to actually have the disease, and it was difficult for them to relate. I started to look for support groups in my area, but unfortunately, none had any teen members. I decided to branch out and looked online and found blogs run by celiac teens and articles about celiac teens.

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Recent Blog Articles

Gluten-Free Picnic Recipe Roundup

From burgers and gluten free hamburger buns to hand-held gluten free pies, luckily there are so many delicious gluten free picnic recipes to choose from! Don’t forget the snacks and munchies, and round up your favorite recipe ingredients so you and your family can look forward to gatherings with eager anticipation for all the yummy gluten free food that awaits!

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Use HATCH Red Enchilada Sauce for Next Level Breakfast Tacos

Posted by Chrystal Carver on June 7, 2016

My family loves tacos. We’ll eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (but not on the same day – of course). People often ask me what I have for breakfast. When I talk about breakfast tacos they sometimes ask, “What makes a taco a breakfast taco?” I don’t know if they’re truly curious and ask me because I blog about food, or if they’re just trying to strike up a conversation. Either way, I always tell them that a breakfast taco usually has eggs in it, just like a breakfast burrito has eggs.

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Traveling with Food Allergies

Posted by Cindy Gordon on June 6, 2016

Eating out during road trips can be challenging when you have food allergies, but it doesn’t have to be that bad. Whether you are traveling an hour to Grandma’s house, or traveling across the country, a little planning and preparation can make your road trip a huge success!

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Health Alert: Screening for Celiac Disease

Posted by Christine Boyd on May 26, 2016

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force is asking for public comments on its position on celiac disease screening. In its draft position statement, the Task Force does not recommend celiac screening of asymptomatic persons, including first-degree relatives (parents, sibling, children) and those with associated autoimmune disorders like type-1 diabetes. They cite a lack of evidence.

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Hydrate Your Skin Right

Posted by Erica Dermer on May 6, 2016

Everclen for Sensitive Skin recently sent us a complimentary set of six skincare products for us to try – a Cleanser, Face Moisturizer, Eye Cream, Toner, Body Lotion and Hand Cream. Not only are they free from gluten, but are free from many harsh chemicals you’ll find prevalent in many traditional products found on natural health store shelves.

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Host the Ultimate Gluten-Free Vegan Backyard BBQ

Posted by Cindy Gordon on May 4, 2016

Can you feel it? Summer is in the air. It’s so close we can almost reach out and touch those warm sunny days. With summer comes relaxing on the back porch and grilling up some delicious food. This year, make your vegan BBQ fun, exciting and successful with a few tips from the experts.

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#DoYour17 for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Posted by Erica Dermer on May 3, 2016

I recently had a chance to talk to a newer advocacy group about their upcoming promotion to help food allergy awareness. Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 8th-14th, and E.A.T (End Allergies Together) has put together a #DoYour17 promotion for the week.

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A Cure for Celiac Disease?

Posted by C.J. Williams on April 22, 2016

Anya is 5. She is gluten-free and dairy-free, and like most children facing the “why can they have candy and I can’t” agony of early diagnosis, she had a hard time this Easter. “”You can still be happy at Easter,” I told her, “Even without the candy.” She just wailed, “But hooooow?”

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A Grassroots Cash Mob in the Name of Gluten Free Oats

Posted by Erica Dermer on April 11, 2016

A small group of gluten-free bloggers are organizing a virtual cash mob this week for a very special company with an important mission. This is a story about Gluten Free Oats, GF Harvest and their purity protocol oat production.

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