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04:32 PM . 11 April 2012

simplygluten-free:

This is just cracking me up!! Love it haha!

glutenfreeryangosling:

Hey girl.

I think it’s sexy when you ask the waiter a million questions about cross contamination and take 20 minutes to give your order.

You deserve to get exactly what you want.

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10:26 PM . 16 February 2012

glutenfreegal:

Udi’s gluten-free uncured pepperoni pizza — one of the best I’ve had, highly recommend!

Looks so good!

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07:41 AM . 06 December 2011
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02:02 PM . 11 October 2011

News!

This is so exciting! I’ve been gluten-free since July 16th of this year. Almost immediately my symptoms were gone. Well, I went to my regular check up today. The check up I have with the doctor that prescribes my anti depressants, etc. I’ve lost 18 lbs and I talked to him about going off my meds since I am doing so well. He is starting to reduce them slowly and is 100% supportive of my decision based on the information we discussed. I’m THRILLED! I’ve been on anti-depressants for 17 years! I can’t believe this!

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10:57 PM . 09 October 2011

What is Gluten?

simplygluten-free:

I received a question about what Gluten is exactly… I think this post describes things pretty well. Its by fivegirlschiropractic:

What is Gluten?

Many people are starting gluten free diets due to them having an allergy or intolerance for gluten, those who have celiac disease, or those who want to be gluten free for other health reasons.

So what exactly is gluten? 

Gluten is a type of protein found in grains like wheat, barley, rye, spelt, and kamut. Gluten is found in many products.

Who is affected?

An estimated 1 or every 133 Americans suffer from an allergy or intolerance to ingesting gluten.

Differences between an allergy, intolerance, and celiac disease:

Allergy - After ingesting gluten you may experience an allergic reaction such as itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, skin rash, wheezing or diarrhea.

Intolerance - After ingesting gluten you may experience digestive distress, eczema, hives, joint or muscle pain, fatigue, malabsorption of nutrients or headaches.  

Celiac Disease - If you have celiac disease you may experience the above listed symptoms. Individuals with celiac disease have to avoid gluten completely to avoid destroying your small intestine or leading to more serious diseases. 

How to Live Gluten-Free?

Living gluten-free you must be more aware of the foods you eat since so many products contain gluten.

  • You must completely eliminate all foods containing wheat, rye, spelt, kamut and tritcale.  
  • Wheat-free doesn’t mean gluten-free
  • Read all labels carefully
  • Gluten containing grains are used as basic ingredients and as additives in many prepared or processed foods.
  • You must be aware of what ingredients are made of. Reading hydrolyzed vegetable protein on a label may be made from wheat, soy, corn, or a mix of grains.

What are some Gluten-Free Foods?

  • Beans, Legumes
  • Buckwheat and kasha
  • Carob
  • Cheese
  • Coffee & tea
  • Corn products
  • Cream cheese, cottage cheese
  • Eggs
  • Fresh & frozen vegetables 
  • Vegetable juice
  • Fresh fruit & fruit juices
  • Fresh mets and poultry
  • Milk
  • Milet, quinoa, flax, sorghum, and flour
  • Nuts & seeds
  • Rice
  • Soymilk
  • Tapioca
  • Tofu

Be sure to read all labels very carefully. Even though these foods are suppose to be gluten-free some products may contain gluten.

Where can you find more information about gluten?

(Source: fivegirlschiropractic)

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10:36 PM . 09 October 2011

So, I ate some of these and I had an allergic reaction. I’m not sure what it was, maybe the rosemary? My reaction was very similar to my gluten allergy. I’m really baffled. They tasted good though!

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04:07 PM . 08 October 2011

&katiejoyce;: I have my good days and my bad days.

katiejoycelicce:

But people don’t realize how much of a struggle this Celiac thing is. I mean, with a lot of other diseases, people just take pills and they’re better, I mean, how simple is that?

I, on the other hand, have to be extremely proactive with my diet. I used to think that eating wheat would just damage…

No, it can turn around and you can prevent yourself from FURTHER damaging your body. Yes, you can’t turn back the clock but your small intestine can fully heal and keep you from getting cancer or having bone density problems.

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12:43 PM . 07 October 2011
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01:12 AM . 05 October 2011

rosulaalbia:

This stuff right here is one of my best friends since I developed my gluten allergy. Mac and Cheese is no longer off limits!!!

Annie’s GF Mac and Cheese is nummy too.

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12:25 AM . 25 September 2011
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01:05 PM . 23 September 2011