Celiac Awareness Day


Recently, the US Senate designated September 13th as National Celiac Awareness Day.  By their resolution, the Senate “recognizes that all people of the United States should become more informed and aware of celiac disease.” Among other celiac facts, the resolution states:   “Whereas celiac disease is underdiagnosed because the symptoms can be attributed to other […]

Dermatitis Herpetiformis–What is It?


In this week’s giveaway post I mentioned how much I hate mosquitos.  Who likes itching bumps on their body?   It’s annoying. That’s why I don’t envy people with dermatitis herpetiformis (DH).  They have to deal with very itchy, watery blisters. DH is associated with celiac disease, and the blisters appear when a person with DH […]

Celiac Awareness Month

  Although I don’t blog a lot about celiac disease, it is the reason I am on a gluten-free diet.  That is because a gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease.  Being that May is celiac awareness month, I thought I would post some links to celiac resources. Celiac Resources My Celiac Disease […]

Gluten-Free Labeling: Time for Action

Right now there are no set standards for the use of the term “gluten free” on food labels, despite that fact that four years ago the Food and Drug Administration was tasked with finalizing standards for gluten free labeling.  It is time for that to change. Jules Shepard and John Forberger are taking action and they […]

Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity: A New Study Identifies Differences


Over ten years ago I was diagnosed with celiac disease.  About six months ago one of my children (now 19) developed symptoms of celiac. He had a blood test and an endoscopy with multiple biopsies done.  Both were negative.  His symptoms clearly resolve on a gluten-free diet though.  Either the tests were falsely negative or […]

A Big Gluten Mistake (How I accidentally ate gluten)

I ate gluten.  For the first time in over ten years I actually ate gluten.  Not just a crumb or a bit of cross contamination.  I ate it.  But it was an accident.  It was an accident that was completely my own fault and could have (should have) been avoided.  I hope you will enjoy […]

Gluten Cross Contamination

In the past ten years I’ve seen a lot of changes take place for people who are on a gluten-free diet.  Most of it is good.  There is more and better information.  There are more and better products.  Food labeling has improved.  More people are discovering they have problems with gluten, and they are healthier […]

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