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Health Issues Associated with Celiac Disease

Opting out of a gluten-free diet can increase your risk for larger health problems if you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Certain conditions are associated with celiac disease and if you don’t [more…]

How Gluten Attacks the Intestine in Celiacs

When someone with celiac disease eats the gluten found in wheat, rye, or barley, everything goes along just fine until the gluten reaches the small intestine. [more…]

How to Get Fiber on a Gluten-Free Diet

Fiber is key to keeping the gastrointestinal plumbing moving smoothly, which is especially important if you have celiac disease or if you are sensitive to gluten. [more…]

How the Gluten-Free Diet Fosters Weight Loss

Weight loss weighs heavily on many people's minds. The good news is that the gluten-free diet may be the key to losing and maintaining a healthy weight. [more…]

How to Gain Weight on the Gluten-Free Diet

Some people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity are underweight because their gluten issues prevent them from absorbing nutrients. So you may actually need to gain weight to be at the peak of [more…]

How to Gain Athletic Advantage by Being Gluten-Free

Some athletes are afraid to go gluten-free because they’re worried they won’t get enough carbohydrates in their diets to sustain their intense energy needs. Carbs before, during, and after training or [more…]

How to Avoid Gluten Cross-Contamination in Your Kitchen

When you’re sharing a kitchen with gluten, gluten can contaminate (or glutenate?) your food in several ways. Crumbs seem to throw themselves off gluten-containing breads and other foods, turning perfectly [more…]

How to Use Kitchen Tools in a Gluten/Gluten-Free Kitchen

You don’t need to buy a separate set of pots, pans, tools, and utensils if you’re preparing gluten-free meals alongside foods with gluten, but you do need to pay attention to how you use the ones you have [more…]

The Solution for Toast in a Gluten/Gluten-Free Kitchen

If you’ve ever looked inside a toaster or toaster oven you know that they’re full of crumbs, some of which probably contain gluten if you’re sharing a kitchen with gluten. That means your gluten-free bread [more…]

How to Spread Bread the Gluten-Free Way

If you share your kitchen with gluten, you'll want to master the action of the gob drop — a critical maneuver to avoid contamination with crumbs that are not gluten-free. [more…]

Who Should Be Screened for Celiac Disease?

Although you may not have any of the symptoms of celiac disease, you may still have the condition and be endangering your health through the consumption of gluten. Some people without symptoms of celiac [more…]

Symptoms of Celiac Disease

Do you suspect that you or someone in your family has celiac disease and maybe you or they should give up gluten? Symptoms of undiagnosed or insufficiently treated celiac disease can vary greatly in their [more…]

Gluten-Free Food Shopping Tips

If you have celiac disease, you need to maintain a gluten-free diet to stay healthy, but shopping for foods without gluten can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you avoid gluten-containing foods [more…]

Tips for Living Successfully with Celiac Disease

If you or your child has celiac disease, you can still live healthy, active, full, rich and rewarding lives. Staying gluten-free is just one part of not just surviving but thriving with celiac disease. [more…]

Celiac Disease For Dummies Cheat Sheet

For people with celiac disease, consuming gluten — a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and some other grains — leads to damage to the lining of the small intestine, resulting in the inability to properly [more…]

Checklist of Foods and Ingredients to Avoid in a Gluten-Free Diet

When you’re living gluten-free (especially if you’ve just started following a gluten-free diet), it can be hard to remember which foods and ingredients you should avoid, especially when you’re grocery [more…]

Important Ingredients for the Gluten-Free Kitchen

Here’s a quick list of basic ingredients to always keep in your pantry, to help with your gluten-free cooking and baking. Check your local grocery store or online supplier of gluten-free foods for these [more…]

Gluten-Free Food and Ingredient Substitutions

If you’re tempted to experiment with making your favorite recipes gluten-free, here are some savvy substitutions for a few of your favorite ingredients. Don't hesitate to get creative! [more…]

Living Gluten-Free For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Living gluten-free means you can prepare gluten-free dishes that are delicious as well as nutritious. To create tasty gluten-free snacks and meals, you need to ensure that you’re stocking your kitchen [more…]

Naturally Gluten-Free Foods

These are just a few of the nutritious foods you can eat when you’re enjoying a gluten-free lifestyle. The list assumes these foods are fresh, because some added ingredients in processed food may contain [more…]

Gluten-Free Grains and Starches You Can Eat

There are lots of tasty grains and starchy vegetables you can eat while staying on a gluten-free diet. Here are some of the top choices. [more…]

The Main Foods to Avoid on a Gluten-Free Diet

Gluten is a protein found in some cereals. Listed here are those you need to avoid. Anything derived from these cereals (such as, flours, bread and other baked goods, pasta and so on), or products using [more…]

Ingredients to Question on a Gluten-free Diet

Gluten can be found in some of the ingredients added to processed foods. Make sure you have a complete and accurate list of gluten-containing ingredients. With some ingredients you may to find out more [more…]

Ingredients Which Are Usually Gluten-Free

It’s normally okay for coeliacs to eat the ingredients in this list, but it’s still worth reading food labels carefully. If in doubt, don’t eat it! [more…]

Gluten-Free Indulgences

If you’re in the mood for some decadent snacks, you can choose from plenty of gluten-free indulgences. You still have to check the labels, but many varieties of these foods are gluten-free: [more…]

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