Category Archives: Unsafe Foods for Celiacs

Vatican Ruling on Gluten Free Communion


Friends, it’s not “new” news that the Catholic church requires gluten to be part of the bread or host used for Holy Communion, but due to this letter being posted by the Vatican on July 8th, it’s been  circulating through the media so I thought I’d share. From the letter: […]

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Not so cheery about gluten-free Cheerios


In the food blogger world, the trending term Cheerios Recall exploded practically overnight when General Mills announced they were recalling 1.8 million boxes of their new gluten free Cheerios cereal. I had erroneously made the assumption (and I’m guessing you’ve heard the adage about what happens when one assumes?) that this […]

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I thought I’d have a Starbucks, and then I saw this


There is no doubt that marketing is a powerful tool. Right?  For example, if you have children, at what age did they recognize the McDonald’s sign?  (mine were still in diapers!)  And then there’s the ambiance and aroma of a coffee shop.  The sounds that delight many: coffee beans in the grinder, […]

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Top Ten Places Gluten is Hiding


In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, here are the top ten places that gluten could be hiding in YOUR kitchen!   -If you have Celiac Disease or any form of gluten sensitivity (or are caring for someone who does), this can be an important checklist.  -Are your labs still showing elevated antibodies (IgG […]

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Tips for Dining Out as a Celiac


As a Celiac and gluten-free health coach, I frequently get asked about eating out.   Since I am gluten free, grain free, soy free (click here to know more about that), and incredibly picky about how pans and utensils are used and the methods utilized to avoid cross contamination, it really […]

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Five Tips for Gluten Free Travel


Traveling, eating out, and a gluten free or Paleo lifestyle don’t always add up to a great equation.  With a little prep work, though, you can do some “smooth sailing” to your destination, and fully enjoy it when you get there! Here are five quick tips to ensure your travel […]

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Another Place Corn and Soy are Hiding


I wandered down the aisle of frozen vegetables, happily shopping in an area of the store that was “safe” on a true gluten free diet (for more on what I mean by that, please read this). I was working on a recipe that was heavy on chopped herbs, and a […]

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Digging in: Ingredient Labels


How far do you go to make sure that the product you’re ingesting doesn’t contain gluten or soy ingredients (or anything else to which you have an intolerance/allergy/sensitivity)? I generally don’t like to shout.  However, after my recent personal (and AWFUL) experience, I’m here with a reminder:  if you aren’t […]

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Is Diet Coke gluten free?


If you came here for the truth, read on.  If not, you might want to stop right here! Diet Coke is NOT gluten free.  (Disclaimer:  I was not able to verify this statement from a lab experiment. Often, the body is the best indicator of the presence of gluten, and […]

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The Great Gluten Free Divide


Lately, I’ve been wrestling with an issue.  This issue is what I’m going to term “The Great Gluten Free Divide.” I find it fascinating and heartbreaking, all at once.   Division among the troops?   When I talk with people about a gluten free lifestyle, it seems like there is a […]

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