Category Archives: The Basics

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.

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Is Wine Worth It?

In the short life of this blog, I have already written two posts mentioning wine, so you know my vote! Seriously speaking, there is some debate in the celiac community about whether some wines are safe for gluten free consumption. … 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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Eggs are Gluten Free, Right? And Toothpaste?

If I had $1000 for every time someone asked me if eggs, milk or fruit were gluten free, I could trade in my Honda Minivan for a Maserati. (It wouldn’t be too practical, but fun for a while.) Funny enough, … Continue reading

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