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Stressed Out: The Link Between Anxiety and Celiac Disease

Whether anxiety is more common in people with celiac disease than in the general population has been the subject of several recent studies. Many of these studies have reached differing conclusions, in part due to different comparison populations, says Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, a celiac expert at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University in New York.
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A Taste of Costa Rica

Foods of Costa Rica are corn-based and inherently gluten-free. However, many restaurants use soy sauce as a flavoring. Be sure to specify, “no salsa de soya,” when ordering.
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Gluten Free Bagel Roundup

Readers often ask us about gluten-free bagels—and no wonder. Anyone living gluten-free has likely endured some serious bagel hankering. Fortunately, there are now options available in many grocery stores across the country. Most of these commercial brands come frozen and are best when toasted. A precious few gluten-free bakeries make fresh bagels in-house—arguably worth some vacation time-off to travel for carbs.

We’ve Got Issues: February/March 2019

I’ve run out of ideas on how to keep my gluten-intolerant 14-year-old son from sneaking gluten when he’s out of my sight. Even though we’ve been a gluten-free household for six years—ever since he was diagnosed—and we’ve been consistent about communicating his diet to friends’ parents, summer camp, school and family, he still will eat cupcakes at parties and pizza any time it’s available. Inevitably he gets sick and admits to sneaking gluten.
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On Track to Fitness

Winter weather can make sticking to an exercise routine more challenging. With colder, shorter days, the urge to curl up on the couch can be irresistible. But don’t let the season demotivate you. As we come out of the food-focused holidays, maintaining a fitness routine is more important than ever.
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Gluten in Your Medications

The risk is low. Here’s how to manage it. You may be extremely diligent about avoiding all sources of gluten—but what about gluten in your prescription and over-the-counter medications? The last place you want to encounter...
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Help! How Do I Make Vegan Gluten-Free Holiday Sweets?

These days, it’s easier than ever to find vegan gluten-free holiday recipes and mixes. You can also transform some of your family-favorite desserts into plant-based treats.
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Decorating Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies

Imagine your gluten-free Christmas cookies as a blank canvas and unleash your inner artist! Color your icing in festive shades. Dip your cookies in melted dark or white chocolate. Garnish them with crushed peppermint candy. Dust them with brightly hued sprinkles and sanding sugars. These decorating tips, along with just a little creativity, will turn your cookies into showstoppers.
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Celiac Patient Registry

In 2016, the Celiac Disease Foundation launched iCureCeliac, a national registry of people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity and their caregivers. We asked the Foundation’s CEO, Marilyn Geller, to tell us more about it and explain why we should all participate.
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The BEST Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Mix For You

We’ve got Christmas music playing, decorations up and we’re making sugar cookies — by the dozens (and dozens!). We tested box after box of gluten-free sugar cookie mixes to find the best mix for you to put the ho-ho-ho back in the holidays!

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Regulatory Runaround: Does the Gluten Free Label Really Protect the Public?

Author Jules Shepard recently attended the FNCE – Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo 2018 in Washington DC and attended an important session about...

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"Oh, how I wish my doctors had told me about the psycho-social impact of celiac disease—social isolation, anxiety, depression. People stop inviting you to potlucks, lunch with friends, dinner celebrations and neighborhood gatherings because they don’t know how to deal with your dietary issues. Gluten Free and More helps me deal with these issues. But it really takes internal fortitude to push through the isolation and step out the front door."
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