Why is Celiac Disease Awareness Important?

Today marks the start of Celiac Disease Awareness Month and while I have a slew of giveaways coming up through out the month (to be posted every Wednesday) I want to first talk about: Awareness We talk about it a lot this day and age. We’re told at defensive driving to ‘Be aware of our Read More …

Gluten Free Anniversary: Seven Places to Educate Others About Celiac Disease

Today marks my 7th gluten free anniversary, meaning I’ve made it another year around the gluten free sun without combusting or fainting from lack of gluten consumption. That’s right; if you need to be gluten free you can survive, I promise. For me, at least, I feel like it gets easier year after year. More Read More …

9 Tips for Focusing when you Live a Gluten Free or Food Allergen Life

Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of extra steps having Celiac Disease or a Food Allergy adds to our lives. Often times we need to be on point so we don’t make mistakes, we need to find and buy more ingredients, we need to ask more questions, and so much more. All this requires a Read More …

Gluten Free Anniversary: Six Lessons Learned

Do you celebrate your gluten free anniversary?┬áTo me it’s my second birthday, it’s the day I started to get my health back and returned to being ‘me’. That’s something to celebrate… Like many people starting a new month I woke up March 1st 2010 feeling like I’d turned a new leaf. The gluten was out Read More …

The Importance of Slow Moments

Yesterday, before the hustle and bustle of the Thanksgiving weekend commenced, I woke up earlier than I needed, started the tea kettle, and slipped on my rain boots. Ice crystals were still on the patio table, and the world was just shaking awake on an uncharacteristically warm November morning as I went and opened up Read More …

How to Participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project

Are you participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project? Show me your pumpkins if you are! The Teal Pumpkin Project is an effort developed by FARE (Food Allergy Research and Awareness) to improve awareness of and promote inclusion of individuals with food allergies in trick-or-treating and other Halloween activities. The idea is simple: Put a teal Read More …

Top Five Reasons to Date and/or Marry a Celiac

To wrap up this Celiac Awareness Month I have decided to let my husband Mike (@MikeDRDtoBe on Twitter), an aspiring Dietitian, give his 2 cents about our relationship and make his debut on my blog. He’s a great man who went 100% gluten free at home with me without question when I was diagnosed, and Read More …

Five Ways that needing to go Gluten Free can improve your Quality of Life

I looked at my Celiac Disease Diagnosis as a prescription for health. Control of my health was now in my hands and I had a solution I could personally manage to live a healthier life, which is in my mind better than taking any medication. Now, this doesn’t mean that I don’t bitch and moan Read More …

Five Years Gluten Free: I’m now a Gluten Free Big Kid!

March 1st, 2010 That’s the date I started my gluten free life style five years ago today. This anniversary means that I am no longer a gluten free toddler, I get to play with the big kids now! On that date I begrudgingly started my new ‘diet’ after eating all the gluten in the house, and Read More …

Help tell NASCAR that Eating Gluten Free is not a Weakness

This morning a friend texted me a link to this petition put together by Gluten Dude regarding a superbowl commercial put together by NASCAR for NBC. The advertisement says: “America. It’s time for a gut check. If the founding father’s saw us huddled in our cocoons texting each other smiley faces they’d hand their powdered wigs Read More …