The hazards of cross contamination with Celiac Disease Video

I Have had more than one experience with getting sick from cross contamination of combining gluten foods with Gluten containing foods.  When I was first diagnosed over 25 years ago very little was known about the disease. So when I went to pot lucks with friends, or tried to eat out, no one understood what this…

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Change in support group meetings

Many of you may have noticed that our group has not met in the last month. You may have wondered if we were on summer break. Until recently, the Celiac foundation has been sponsoring our group, but that organization has decided to stop supporting local face to face meetings. Instead the CDF is focusing their…

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Thoughts on Gluten free Restaurants and eating out!

I have had a lot of people approach me, with questions about eating out and remaining Gluten free!  Well, as I’ve said in other articles, today it isn’t quite as challenging as it used to be.  I could give you a list of restaurants that have gluten free menu’s, but I’m not sure it’s necessary! …

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Gluten-Free Meal Plans Great for Anyone With Celiac Disease

Check out this article by Shape Magazine Meal planning can be tricky if you have celiac disease or a gluten intolerance. We have the plans that help. Let’s face it: Gluten intolerance isn’t pretty, causing symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation, and acne. Gluten can be a major bummer for people who have celiac disease or who…

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Gluten Free Creamy Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

Here is part of a great article and Recipe from Mama Knows Gluten Free There is nothing simpler or more satisfying than a big beautiful bowl of pasta salad. The homemade creamy Italian dressing really is the showstopper of this pasta salad. Mix in your favorite Italian veggies, and you will have a pasta salad that…

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Gluten Allergy Test, is it Necessary?

Is a gluten allergy test necessary? Interesting question!  I have suffered for years with Celiac disease, and I have some pretty strong feelings about this disease and gluten sensitivity.  I would like to share some of my specific thoughts from my home here in Washington State. It is a Sunday afternoon in June, and it’s sunny…

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Pre-Biotics article by Karl Mincin, Clinical Nutritionist

Here Karl discusses the meaning of Pre-biotics and their role in good digestive health. This is interesting for those individuals who are not necessarily Celiac, but still struggle with Gluten sensitivity and food allergies in general. I recently added a pre-biotic to my regimen along with pro-biotics(which is different) and am finding relief in how…

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Nutrition Now Beyond Gluten Free Group

Beyond Gluten free Group – Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday 5:30pm begins in May. This group is Facilitated by Karl Mincin and hosted by Nancy Chase and staff at Shambala Bistro, located Downtown Mount Vernon at : 614 South 1st Ave    shambalabakery.com   Join them every other week for food, nutrition, and natural Health education, a…

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Beware Gluten Zone! Enter at your own risk!

So this past week, my husband and I drove to California from Washington State to go to my nephews wedding.   So we drove our camper to ensure my own kitchen along the way.  You know, to ensure I don’t get into gluten!  You’d think this would prevent me from getting into Gluten!  Normally yes,  but…

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Celiac Disease or something else? What’s happening?

We hear so much today about Gluten intolerance!   Ok, what does that mean?  Well it’s not as simple as we think.  Why are so many people having trouble with Gluten in the food?  What’s happened to the food supply in our country over the last several decades, that has caused so many digestive issues.  And…

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