Another Gluten-Free Eater

Ten years ago this month I was diagnosed with celiac disease.  I’ve already written out my celiac story, so I won’t go over it again. It doesn’t look like we’ll be having a party as my son suggested in the post A Reason to Celebrate, but we’re continuing to enjoy good food.  Interestingly, it is […]




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Autoimmune Diseases

Many people who are on a gluten-free diet have celiac disease.  The survey I did a few months ago showed that 53% of my readers either have celiac disease, or someone in their household does.  Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease.  When someone has an autoimmune disease, their body mistakenly sees part of itself as […]



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Celiac Disease and Your Social Life

A Recent Experience For the first time ever, my husband and I left our kids home alone overnight.  Two nights to be exact.  We escaped to the beach where we shared a huge house with seven other couples.  We had a great time with our friends, and friends they truly are.  They understand celiac disease.  […]



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Celiac Disease – The Future

This post is fourth in a series.  You can read the first three posts here: Celiac Disease – A Little History Celiac Disease – Three Causes Celiac Disease & Leaky Gut There are approximately 110,000 people in the U.S. diagnosed with celiac disease.  According the the prevalence study done by the Center for Celiac Research, […]



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Celiac Disease & Leaky Gut

This post is third in a series.  You can read the other posts here: Celiac Disease – A Little History Celiac Disease – Three Causes Celiac Disease – The Future The average person has 20 feet of intestines.  The intestines are covered by a single layer of cells. The total surface area of the intestines, […]



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Celiac Disease – Three Causes

This is the second in a series of posts.  You can read the other posts here: Celiac Disease – A Little History Celiac Disease & Leaky Gut Celiac Disease – The Future As an autoimmune disease that targets the gut, celiac disease has three causes.  According to Dr. Fasano, all three need to occur for […]



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Celiac Disease – A Little History

Dr. Alessio Fasano is the director of the Center for Celiac Research in Baltimore.  Lucky for me, I live in Maryland and have heard him speak at support group meetings a number of times over the nine years I’ve had celiac disease.  If you ever have the chance to hear Dr. Fasano speak, take it.  […]



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