Month: January 2012


The Fog of Celiac Disease

January 30, 2012 | 49 Comments

Celiac disease is tough. And I don’t just mean it’s tough to have…which it is. But the diagnosis itself can be really tough because the symptoms of celiac disease for one person can be totally different than the symptoms for the next person. I […]

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Do I Still Have Celiac Disease??

January 27, 2012 | 14 Comments

For all you celiacs out there, have you ever gone through a long stretch where you feel totally fine? Totally fine as in normal. Healthy. Not sick. No brain fog. No stomach aches. No hourly trips to the library. You get the point. And […]

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The Gluten Controversy

January 20, 2012 | 9 Comments

Extremes are bad. In pretty much any situation, they’re bad. Extreme religion? The cause of too many wars and unnecessary deaths. Extreme politics? The cause of a dysfunctional congress. Extreme weather? The cause of much global destruction. Which brings us to today’s post. Everybody […]

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Why do people go gluten free?

January 17, 2012 | 82 Comments

Why do people go gluten free? It’s a simple question that I always assumed had a simple answer. People go gluten free because they have celiac disease or a gluten allergy/intolerance. But, as Felix Unger so eloquently stated, one should never assume anything. Udi’s […]

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8 Great Gluten Free Blogs

January 12, 2012 | 16 Comments

As much as I’d like to think that my gluten-free blog is all you need if you want to learn about celiac disease and living gluten free (and for those who think that…I love you!), there are many voices out there who do a […]

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What is Gluten?

January 6, 2012 | 6 Comments

Well, from a scientific perspective, “gluten is a protein found in foods processed from wheat and other related grain species, including barley and rye. It gives elasticity to dough, helping it to rise and to keep its shape, and often giving the final product […]

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Is Mr. & Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix Gluten-Free?

January 4, 2012 | 25 Comments

For the most part, it doesn’t exactly take a rocket scientist to find out if something is gluten free or not. A scan of the ingredients usually will give you the answer. If there are some unknown chemicals or additives or colorings or flavorings […]

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how to go gluten free

Part 1: In the Head

January 1, 2012 | 37 Comments

Part 1: How to go gluten free? It all starts upstairs! So you just got the word you have to go gluten free for life. I assume you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease or a severe gluten allergy. My condolences. As if your life […]

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