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  • Low-Gluten Communion Hosts
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    In early July, a story broke about the Vatican addressing gluten-free/low-gluten communion hosts.

    I was seeing a lot of hurt, angry, and confused people over this, so I wanted to offer up my thoughts and share some science about low-gluten hosts. Hopefully, it will make things easier for some.

    I want to thank Tricia Thompson, MS, RD, founder of Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC​ for giving me permission to share GFWD's 2014 test results of The Benedictine Sisters Low-Gluten Wafers.


    Published 07/20/17
  • Gluten-Free Road Trip
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    Traveling is one of the challenges we encounter in the gluten-free lifestyle. Leaving the safety of your home can be unsettling - even for the most experienced. With a little planning and some creativity, we can make it a trip we remember for a lifetime.

    Learn how to pull off a road trip like a boss.

    Published 12/03/16
  • The Gluten-Free Kingdom
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    A tale of Sir Alcher, Lady Pechal and the Gluten-Free Kingdom.

    Originally published in
    Generation GF Magazine.

    “Once upon a time, in a kingdom not so far away, lived a strong and handsome knight. Like all knights of his time Sir Alcher was sworn to uphold the values of faith, loyalty, courage, and honor; a task he took seriously.

    Behind every great knight is a great lady; Lady Pechal was no exception. While her job was not as adventurous as her husband's, it was just as important. Sir Alcher's job was protecting everyone else, Lady Pechal's task was to watch over her husband; to make sure that he was healthy and happy.

    Do not be fooled by her aptitude in the culinary arts; she could wield a broadsword as easily as a ladle…

    Read more…


    Published 11/25/16

  • Grain-Free for the Gluten-Free
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    By definition, grain-free should be gluten-free. “Gluten” is the generic name for the various proteins found in grains. You ditch the grains, you ditch the gluten. It’s a no-brainer! Um, not so fast Slick…

    The purpose of this article is to make you aware of an important fact that is not always discussed by the proponents of grain-free diets.

    Published 11/25/16
  • Gluten-Free Gratitude
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    An Attitude of Gratitude - What are you grateful for?

    For a lot of people, this time of year usually generates feelings of thankfulness, appreciation, and gratitude. For some, that’s not an easy task - for whatever reason. Science is being applied to this act/feeling/emotion/behavior we call gratitude - the results are rather interesting.

    Yes, gratitude has a multitude of health benefits - both emotional and physical.

    I cross paths with a number of members in the gluten-free community who are troubled, angry, and hurting [both emotionally and physically]. This leaves me with a heavy heart. Just maybe, the information found here, might help ease the pain - just a little bit.

    Published 11/19/16
  • May Contain - Voluntary Advisory Statements
    (Updated 10/20/16)
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    There is a lot of confusion over voluntary advisory statements companies use on their products.

    “May Contain…” or “Processed in a Facility…” statements are not regulated and hold little meaning.

    Is the product gluten-free? The answer…it depends. We need to ask a few more questions before we can make that decision.

    Published 07/02/16
  • Becoming a Gluten-Free Champion
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    Everyone needs a champion. Someone who will stand up and advocate for them.

    For those following a gluten-free diet, having a champion can make all the difference in the world. The difference between success and failure.

    However, the would be champions are just as befuddled as their gluten-free loved ones about handling this new (and unwelcome) addition to their lives.

    This article shares the story of one champion and offers some insight and tips on becoming a Gluten-Free Champion.

    Published 05/25/16
  • What Oats Through Yonder Package Breaks?
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    Oats and products made with oats have been burning up the interwebs lately. People in the gluten-free community started asking manufacturers exactly what kind of oats are used in their products…with surprising results.

    Bottom line: You need to know if the oats you are consuming are grown, harvested, and processed using a purity protocol.

    Why? Because products using oats are at higher risk of gluten contamination compared to gluten-free labeled foods as a whole.

    Why? Many companies now are using mechanically separated or optically sorted oats instead of purity protocol oats.

    Published 04/30/16
  • Meet the Microbiome Study Guide
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    Want to know more about the invisible community that lives in and on you...and really defines who you are?

    This handout was created to educate you about the 100 trillion microbial cells that we cannot live without.

    Includes links to three excellent videos, plus related information.

    Published 03/19/16
  • Risks of Cheating
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    Discusses the many health risks of consuming gluten when one has a gluten-related disorder.

    Published 01/22/16
  • Celiac Disease Screening Round Up
    (Updated 03/02/17)
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    A list resources that describe the blood work used to screen patients for gluten-related disorders.

    Published 03/22/15
  • Navigating the Holidays
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    Some helpful tips for surviving the holiday season (or any social event)

    Published 11/11/14
  • Mood, Behavior, Mental Illness, and Gluten
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    This article explores the connections of gluten, mental health, and behavior.

    Published 10/17/14
  • Confusing Ingredients
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    A list of resources explaining some of the confusing ingredients found on food labels.

    Published 01/27/14
  • Gluten-Free Diet Boot Camp
    (Updated 11/27/16)
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    A huge collection of information for those new to the gluten-free lifestyle

    Published 08/26/13
  • Back to School Resources
    (Updated 06/02/17)
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    A list of resources for those with gluten-free children.

    Published 08/05/13
  • Guide to Gluten Cross Contamination
    (Updated 04/22/15)
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    Where to find and how to handle gluten cross contamination.

    Published 06/16/13
  • Grieving the Loss of Gluten
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    Tips on handling the grieving process after removing gluten.

    This article was published in Gluten Intolerance Group of North America's Quarterly Magazine Celebrate Gluten-Free Winter 2013

    Published 01/19/13
  • Lack of Support From Family
    (Updated 03/13/15)
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    Tips on handling unsupportive family members.

    This article was published in Gluten Intolerance Group of North America's Quarterly Magazine Celebrate Gluten-Free Spring 2013)

    Published 11/22/12
  • Educating Family & Friends About Gluten-Free (Updated 12/16/16)
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    A collection of resources to help educate your family and friends about celiac/gluten-free

    Published 04/01/12
  • A Day in the Life: Living in a Mixed House
    Updated 07/19/14
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    This article describes how to manage when a household that it not entirely gluten-free.

    Published 07/31/11
  • Better Living Thru GF Chemistry
    Updated 10/19/16
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    A great collection of information for those that need prescription medications.

    Published 06/26/11