Breaking News: Vaccine to treat celiac disease is closer than ever

ImmusanT, a biotechnology company out of Massachusetts is working on developing Nexxax2, a vaccine which could potentially treat or prevent celiac disease.  As of this week, they finished the Phase 1 b trial.  This means that we are now closer than ever to finding some sort of “cure” or treatment for celiac beyond the dietary […]

How likely is it that you have celiac disease?

Celiac disease is surprisingly a somewhat common disease, yet since we still know so little about it, it usually goes undiagnosed.  This article will examine where around the world this disease is most prevalent.  It used to be that celiac was considered a “Northern European” disease mostly found in people of Finnish, Swedish, German, and […]

Medical Benefits For Celiac Disease

As much as we like to complain about Celiac Disease and the many difficulties that come with this, it may be time to look to the positives.  There are some medical benefits and tax deductions you can get with Celiac disease.  I will talk about some of them below. 1. Tax Deductions You can deduct […]

Thoughts That Every Gluten Free Person Has While Dining Out or Grocery Shopping

Being gluten free can be a real struggle when it comes to eating out or even just grocery shopping; it involves scrutinizing labels, interviewing the server to death, and a general feeling of anxiety that comes along with being exposed to food and potential risks.  Unfortunately, food is not really something we can avoid, and […]

Gluten Free Cosmetics, Toiletries and Beauty Brands

Gluten is in more than just food and drink.  Unfortunately, gluten is also used in a lot of toiletries and cosmetics products.  This is not something to get alarmed about, because unless you get skin reactions to gluten, there is not a lot of evidence that suggest celiac and gluten free people cannot use these […]

If You’re Gluten Free, You May Be Dairy Free As Well

One thing that many celiacs and gluten free people discover upon becoming gluten free is other food intolerances. If you have eliminated gluten from your diet but still have discomfort and other gastrointestinal symptoms, maybe it’s time to consider that you have another intolerance. I know, it’s the last thing that you want to hear, […]

The Problem With Restaurants Offering “Gluten Free” Options

There is a problem going around that not a lot of people or restaurants or chefs are willing to talk about.  However, this problem is very serious for Celiacs and gluten free people like me.  Many restaurants are starting to offer gluten free food which is great in theory, because it gives us way more […]

Turkey and Tacos: Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving is always a difficult holiday for being gluten free.  I don’t enjoy large meals or potlucks because of the risk of cross-contamination, the awkwardness of not being able to eat most things, and the stress of it all.  However, since Thanksgiving is about getting together with family, I suck it up and eat some gluten […]

My Gluten Free Weekend in Boston

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This past weekend, I visited my sister who lives in Boston.  I was definitely excited to be in a city with limitless gluten free options (well, compared to Orono, Maine).  I knew that there wouldn’t actually be endless amounts of gluten free food, but I was excited anyway, as I was visiting the “big” city. […]