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GlutenAway Fall Online Expo

Gluten Free & More Magazine is excited to announce that we will be participating in this Fall's GlutenAway Online Expo this week October 13 - 19.  They have worked hard to bring you a new fall online expo that is bigger and better than ever. What to expect: Free Admission with 24 Online Booths Product Sample Passes More Information - Allergen & Certifications Mobile & Tablet Friendly Downloadable Guides & Recipes On Demand Webinars Over 20 Gluten-Free Giveaways …   More...

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

For years, many people reported having celiac-like symptoms—abdominal pain, fatigue, foggy mind, joint pain, tingling of the extremities, even depression— but they repeatedly tested negative for celiac disease and responded positively to the gluten-free diet. Now specialists recognize that these patients may have non-celiac gluten sensitivity, a condition that is distinct from celiac disease.   More...

Surprise! There's Gluten in That!

Gluten lands in foods you may not expect. We asked several leading dietitians, all of them experts in gluten-free diets, for their tips on when to be suspicious.   More...

What Is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body reacts abnormally to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. When people with celiac disease eat foods that contain gluten, an immune-mediated toxic reaction causes damage to their small intestine, as well as other systems in the body. Celiac disease affects about 1 in 133 people, an estimated 3 million Americans. Approximately 85 percent of these are thought to be undiagnosed.   More...

Gluten-Free Diet 101

This beginner’s course in gluten-free living has lots of great information for old hands, too. Approximately 25 minutes.   More...

A Happy Moment Living on a Special Diet

Recently, I had a group over for a casual dinner. One friend walked in with a plate of gorgeous chocolate whoppie pies and placed them on my kitchen counter. “An extra dessert for tonight,” she announced. I winced a little inside, knowing that two other guests were (quietly) living gluten free and that this dessert would be off limits to them.   More...

Confessions from a Dinner Party

Food allergies, special dieters and a finicky eater Picture me in my Maine kitchen. We don't serve fish, nuts or sesame seeds here, as my five-year-old son has anaphylactic allergies to all three. Sometimes when I mention this, people tell me that cats make them sneeze or that onions are bad for their digestion. Once a person even said to me, "Oh, there are so many allergies now. I think they were always there. People are just starting to notice them more." Hmmm. My son could die if he eats an almond. I think mothers, even in the unenlightened past, might have noticed something like dead offspring on the floor. I certainly noticed when - on a summer evening, haddock for dinner and gold finches landing on the bird feeder - my son’s face went from that of a toddler to Boris Karloff in the span of five seconds.   More...

Happy Moment Living on a Special Diet

When my sister was first diagnosed with celiac disease as an adult she was devastated. I insisted we would figure it out. We did our best but our first several attempts (at biscuits, cookies, bread and other recipes) were disasters. We finally started having good results but the lesson we learned was that you cannot expect things to be exactly the same. You can make excellent food gluten free but with rare exceptions it will never be exactly like it was when we could cook and bake with gluten.   More...

A Happy Moment Living on a Special Diet

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease when I was a senior in high school, January 2008. Summer of 2009 I studied abroad in Italy where I was assigned a family to stay with. I didn't speak Italian and they didn't speak English. Yet on the first night that I arrived they eagerly brought me into the dining room. On the table they had spread out countless different kinds of pasta, cookies and cakes all with the words "Senza Glutine" (Gluten Free in Italian) on them. They were so excited to show me all the different foods that they had found.   More...

A Happy Moment Living on a Special Diet

It hasn't always been easy, every day is a silver lining in that since we changed my daughters diet to one that is gluten/dairy/soy free....I have my beautiful daughter back. Gone are the days of her lost in her obsessions, unable to function. I have a thriving young lady who now is open to new experiences, to growing and to learning.   More...

Why Am I Still Having Symptoms?

For celiacs and gluten-sensitive people, there are many reasons for a slow recovery. It depends on your condition when diagnosed and any other medical issues you have that may be complicating the process. There are several areas to explore: • You may not be giving yourself enough time to heal. Typically, children show a fairly rapid and dramatic improvement on a gluten-free diet. Adults may require much more time for the inflammatory process to subside.   More...