Category Archives: Advice for Newbies

Garlic Powder with “Traces of Wheat (Gluten)”: My Hidden Nemesis

Just having celiac disease and taking the steps one needs to stay healthy, I have come to realize, is an inherently defiant act…. Every day, I defy the status quo. I dare ask for what I need, and I fully expect to get it.

On to my garlic powder story…. Continue reading

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Celiac Readers of Restaurant Reviews – Five Stars Anyone?

Introducing my new 5-star rating system for celiac restaurant reviews. Continue reading

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Back Next Week

Hey Glutenfreelandia readers, sorry I’ve been away! I will be back next week with more great posts. If there is anything I have learned after my celiac diagnosis, it’s don’t take on more than you can handle. Take care, and … Continue reading

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Living ^Gluten^ Free

Living ^Gluten^ Free – A Guest Post by Thomas Karounos Recently, I was asked to write a “guest entry” for Glutenfreelandia.  I was honored to be asked, and I told Anne Marie that I would be glad to contribute.  I … Continue reading

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Symptoms and Solace

My last post was a memorial to Natalie Giorgi, the teen who tragically died from eating a Rice Krispie treat that she had no reason to suspect was laced with peanut butter. As pervasive as the dietary restrictions facing me … Continue reading

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Why Pizza Matters (Like It or Not)

I stopped liking pizza long before I realized that it wasn’t about how I felt while eating it but how I felt afterwards. If I had known years ago what gluten was and how it could affect my body – … Continue reading

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Tough Love for Celiac Newbies: Don’t Cave to Niceness

If you are a celiac newbie reading this blog, listen up: You’ve gotta have good boundaries. That’s true for everyone, but it’s especially true for someone new to the celiac diet (or any other special diet). Take care of yourself. … Continue reading

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