Tag Archives: gluten-free

2013 Gluten-Free Halloween Candy & Treats

It’s that time of year again: Candy-ween! What does that mean for me? My annual downloadable list of gluten-free candy!! This is the first year since our 9-year-old son has been diagnosed with Celiac too. Now there are two gluten-free goblins in our house. So just like last year, I made myself a handy, alphabetized list […]

Enjoy Life Cookie Deal

Since I have so many allergies (Dairy & Egg allergies and 63 other sensitivies, in addition to Celiac – yikes!), I have a very hard time finding baked goods I can safely enjoy. When I found Enjoy Life’s line of cookies a couple of years ago, I was ecstatic. Gluten free, diary (casein) free and […]

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 […]

Ian’s Alphatots… Gluten Free??

While I usually like to prepare more healthy, whole foods, I’m a working wife and mom to a very active 7 year old. So on those days where it’s pick up from school and go-go-GO until dinner (karate, soccer, homework, play dates, music lessons… phew!) , sometimes I “cheat” and have fast, premade meals in the […]

Beware the Hair!!

After two and a half years of leading a very strict gluten-free lifestyle, I really thought that I had completely eliminated all traces of gluten from my daily food and beauty regimen. Wrong!! I recently ran out of my usual Bumble and Bumble texture creme and had to dig waaaaay back in my bathroom closet […]

Proposed “Gluten-Free” Guidelines: Tell the FDA What YOU Think

This is it, gluten-free people! This is not a drill. The day has arrived for our formerly mute gluten-free selves to speak up and be heard by the Food and Drug Administration about what WE think the label “gluten-free” should mean. Yesterday (Aug 2, 2011) there was supposed to be a big announcement by the […]

Tazo Chai Tea Latte

Yeay! Decaf chai lattes here I come!!! While shopping this evening I picked up an old favorite drink: Tazo Decafinated Chai Latte Concentrate. I loved these so much before going gluten free. But for some odd reason I just gave them up completely without checking to see if they are GF. I guess I just […]

List of Hidden Gluten

Gluten can lurk in any product, food or non-food (postage stamps and envelopes?!). So instead of taking the mental energy to memorize all of these, I’ve created a free downloadable, printable file, “Potential Hidden Gluten Sources” that you can print and take with you. In this document I’ve compiled a handy list of all the […]

Spectrum Oils NOT Gluten-free

While the oils themselves don’t have any gluten-containing ingredients, the machine Hain Spectrum Oils made on also processes Unrefined Wheat Germ Oil!!!! While they say that they take every precation and clean their machines between runs, I’m afraid I’ve found the culprit to my recent health setback. My sensitive gut can’t handle even the slightest […]

Go with Your Gut

More and more often when we eat out, I tell our server that about my food issues and they respond with “Oh! I/my friend/sister/uncle has an allergy/Celiac/sensitivity to…”. When this happens, I always breathe a sigh of relief because I know they understand and will do their best to help and get me through my […]