Adapting to the Gluten-Free Lifestyle


Changing the way you eat is a complete lifestyle change in many ways.  If you’re on a gluten-free diet, you know what I mean.  The question is how will we handle this change? My mom tells me what a good job I’ve done adapting.  She seems amazed at how well I have handled it.  She […]

Special Diet Grief


Most people have to go through a grieving process when they lose something–even food. Sometimes it helps to simply recognize the grief for what it is.  Allowing yourself to grieve helps you let go and move on. photo credit I grieved when I was first diagnosed with celiac disease.  In 2000, gluten-free was not a […]

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis


Most people take eating for granted.  They do it with very little thought. They decide what they want, buy it, prepare it, and eat it.  It’s not complicated. For people with food intolerances and diseases, such as celiac disease, it is complicated.  Those of us who have to avoid even traces of gluten know that […]

Saving Money on Gluten-Free Foods


There is no doubt that gluten-free foods are more expensive than their gluten-filled counterparts.  If you’ve been gluten-free for more than a week, you are well aware of that. How can you save money on gluten-free foods? 1.  Eat Naturally Gluten-Free Foods This may not be the answer you want to hear, but I’m putting […]

Is the Gluten-Free Diet a Fad?


The bottom line is no…..but sometimes yes. I understand the hesitancy of manufacturers and restaurants to jump on the gluten-free diet bandwagon.  They are worried that they will invest significant time and money into offering gluten-free food only to have people stop buying it after a while. Is the gluten-free diet a fad diet? No.  […]

Can Gluten in the Air Harm You?


When I was first diagnosed with celiac disease almost 11 years ago, not only did I avoid eating gluten, I avoided the smell of it.  When I walked past the baker in the grocery store, I got a headache.  I also got a headache from the smell of the bread that my family used. I […]

What to Eat During a Power Outage


I’m thankful that a three day power outage is all we had to deal with from Hurricane Irene.  It could have been worse, and it was worse for many other people.  But power outages are never easy.  We are dependent electricity for many things, but especially for cooling and cooking food. So, I thought I […]

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