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Gluten Free Snack and Party Foods

Fall is upon us again and so the parties begin: Halloween… Thanksgiving… Christmas and New Years. So many parties, so much food to research to stay safe and gluten-free. Everyone’s always asking “what can we bring” or “what can I have on hand?” So I finally got around to making a single sheet handout list of […]

What Do New FDA Gluten-Free Labeling Laws Mean?

It’s finally here! The day for which we, the “let’s be gluten-free” people, have been waiting: the FDA has finally laid down the law for gluten-free labeling. So what does that mean for us? One one hand, we can breathe a little easier: the law has been passed. On the other, our struggles are just […]

FDA Announces Gluten Free Labeling Requirements

Breaking news directly from the U.S. FDA: FDA defines “gluten-free” for food labeling New rule provides standard definition to protect the health of Americans with celiac disease The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published a new regulation defining the term “gluten-free” for voluntary food labeling.  This will provide a uniform standard definition to help […]

Thank Goodness for the GFCO (Gluten Free Certification Organization)

While there still aren’t ANY federal requirements for manufacturers about food products being labeled as “gluten free” here in the US (see my diatribe on the FDA’s lack of response here), at least we have the Gluten Free Certification Organization. The GFCO is a branch of the Gluten Intolerance Group of Whenever I consider a new […]

Autism Linked to Immune Disorders – Including Celiac

A friend just emailed me a link to an article in the Sunday Times about Autism being caused by immune disorders such as Celiac Disease. It states that at least one-third of Autism (and “very likely more”) is caused by inflammatory diseases that start while in the mother’s womb. The more active a mother’s immune […]

Just a milligram of gluten a day?!

Did you know that an article posted on the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health website states that just one milligram of gluten, once a day, can keep a Celiac from recovering?! One milligram! One thousandth of a gram! That’s the equivalent of one tiny spec of sand. And not just any […]

Gluten Symptoms: Do They Vary with Amount?

I’ve always wondered if there is a difference in severity of symptoms based on the amount of gluten ingested. Like, if I ever dared to eat a roll or a whole slice of pizza or something, would I get the same symptoms with the same severity as if I accidentally ingested a tiny bit of […]

FDA knows that 20 PPM isn’t enough

I was just doing a little “fun light reading” (lol) on the latest gluten articles on the FDA website and saw this lovely tidbit. Question 11 in the Q  ‘n’ A about the proposed gluten guidelines reads: 11. What were the findings of the safety assessment? Based on the data and other variables included in […]

Caution Foods on a Gluten-Free Diet

Gluten can lurk in many products that you’d never suspect! All processed foods and health & beauty items must be checked for gluten-containing ingredients. Here’s a quick list of some products that may contain gluten: Vanilla Oats Bulk Foods Maltodextrin Communion Wafers Sodas with Carmel Colors Nuts (Seasoned or roasted nuts can have wheat in […]

Ingredients to Avoid on a Gluten Free Diet

In reviewing a list that I was going to give to a restaurant, I noticed that I’d missed a few ingredients the first time I posted my “Unacceptable Foods” list. So I revised it! Here’s the new, updated list of ingredients to avoid on a gluten-free diet.