This Celiac Awareness Month, embrace your gluten free-ness and live fully!

Whether you’re newly gluten-free or have been eating gluten-free for a long time, changing your eating habits probably wasn’t easy. I had a tough time coming to terms with changing my diet, and even though I was feeling better when I didn’t eat gluten, I was still missing Philly soft pretzels and deep-dish pizza pretty badly. But I knew these changes were necessary in order for me to stay healthy, and after a while, I […]

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How to survive a business lunch when you’re gluten-free

Since having to become gluten-free, I tend to frequent two kinds of restaurants: 1. The kind that has a gluten-free menu and kitchen staff trained to follow proper procedures for cooking for and serving gluten-free patrons 2. The kind where I know waitstaff is attentive and food is rather plain, where I could say something like “I am gluten-free, so would it be a problem for the kitchen to modify this meal for me so […]

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Gluten-free beauty: Expert advice from Lauren Lucille Vasser

Whether you’ve just gotten started with a gluten-free lifestyle or you’ve been eating gluten-free for years, you may have overlooked one place where gluten tends to hide: your personal care products. Believe it or not, wheat, barley, rye, and more often lurk in everyday personal care items, from hair products like shampoo to bath and body products like lotion—and even, perhaps, in your favorite cosmetics. But which products could cause a problem for you, and […]

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