Category Archives: gluten free

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Guide to Gluten Free Alcohol

When I became gluten free, people had all kinds of advice to give me about food, grocery shopping, restaurants, and baking, but no one ever really mentioned alcohol and what I could and couldn’t drink.  It turns out that there is definitely some alcohol that contains gluten, and a lot that does not.  I have […]

Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming Gluten Free

As with any lifestyle change, everything tends to change a little bit.  When I altered my diet, I expected what I ate to be different, but not much else.  I wish I had known that making a major diet change that would last the rest of my life would affect some other things.  While I […]