Enter the Flexitarian

Food issues are a thing. People eat with a purpose which can be ideological, health based, weight loss related or simply trendy....more

Why I Don't Eat Gluten

The story of my face....more

Celiac disease may be affecting your brain

A woman in front of me at the grocery store was telling me her son was on the autism spectrum. I mentioned something about the correlation with autism and digestive issues and allergies and she looked shocked. "I've never heard that!" she said. "So kids with autism are more likely to have allergies? And digestive problems?" I was shocked her pediatrician hadn't mentioned it.So when I ran across this article on celiac and the brain, I knew there would surely be some mention of autism (which there is), but I found out some other interesting things, such as:...more

Enough with the Gluten-Free Haters

Quick note: I have Hashimoto's disease and am gluten-intolerant (but I do not have Celiac's--- there's a difference!).Lately, I've been hearing from a lot of people that gluten-intolerance is not real. That it's a fad. That it's all in my head.And frankly, it pisses me off....more

Is Gluten Really So Bad?

New study finds kids with autism have increased gluten antibodies

A new study from Colubmia University Medical Center found that children with autism have elevated antibodies to gluten proteins of wheat, which may explain some of the gastrointestinal symptoms that are so common in kids with autism.Interestingly enough, they did not find any connection to Celiac disease, a gluten-triggered autoimmune disorder. The results of this study may lead to the medical community using relevant tests as biomarkers to identify which children would respond to certain treatment strategies....more

Are You Gluten Intolerant?

Many Americans have some level of gluten intolerance which may show through symptoms of stomach upset all the way up to Celica’s Disease.  There is a spectrum of disorders where gluten has an adverse effect on the body.  It’s generally accepted that one in 133 people have ...more

Is A Gluten Free Diet Better For You?

 Do you know what’s all the hoopla about gluten? Is it bad, is it not? Should I bother  with a gluten free diet?Gluten is a type of protein found in processed foods made from wheat and barley.Today, you find gluten in a lot of processed and packaged foods.So, that doesn’t sound too bad, does it? Well, it’s time to get all the facts about gluten before deciding ifA Gluten Free Diet Is Right For You! ...more

Should you go on a Gluten-Free Diet?

I love food but food doesn't always love me. Over the past few years, I've had to rethink what I eat or end up in fetal position on the bathroom floor. It's not fun and it's not cute by any means. I'm lactose-intolerant-- so dairy is never an option-- but lately I'm starting to think there's more to my tummy troubles. My beloved Luna bars are starting to cause digestive wars and I've already cut out LARABARs.... hey, I just kinda rhymed....more

My Gluten Story: gluten, fertility, and hypothyroidism

I am often asked when/why I decided to go gluten-free. It's a somewhat personal subject for me, as it relates to my trying-to-conceive journey, so I wasn't sure whether to post about it. However, I believe in sharing information and that open communication about difficult subjects brings people together and can potentially lead to an easier path for others, so this is the spirit in which I am sharing. If it's TMI for you, just go ahead and skip this post. ...more
Thank you for your story.  I am currently going through thyroid issues/diagnosis of PCOS and ...more