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Norovirus: What You Need To Know
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted February 7th, 2013 at 6:06 pm
Often times, less information is better. We don’t always want or need to know everything about everything, especially when it comes to human illness and the thousands of things that can cause it. They say knowledge is power, and that is certainly true. But knowledge can also be quite a burden....
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Sex and the Celiac: Dating Tips for the Gluten-Free
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted February 7th, 2013 at 5:37 pm
When you have celiac disease or another gluten-related disorder, dating can be fairly tricky. With so much focus on restaurant outings, movie theater snacks and the post-date kiss, people with a gluten-related disorder have a lot more to think about than just finding the perfect outfit. With...
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Restaurant Etiquette: The Send-Back
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted January 30th, 2013 at 9:26 pm
Eating at a restaurant can be a pretty awkward experience as it is. Just like gyms, restaurants are fascinating little microcosms of human behavior and culture. Ostensibly, you’re there to have a private meal with friends or family. But you’re attempting to do this in a public, probably...
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Flu-rry of Controversy
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted January 23rd, 2013 at 6:58 pm
To get a flu shot or not to get a flu shot, that is the question. Given that we are in the midst of a particularly nasty flu season, I think even Bill Shakespeare would agree that it is certainly a question worth asking. Many people have a strong opinion one way or the other, with both sides...
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Ask the Dietitian: Oat Straw – Gluten Free or Not?
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted January 22nd, 2013 at 10:28 pm
Question: For people with a gluten-related disorder, should oat straw consumption be treated the same as oats? Answer: Dear Tamara, This is a great question because oat straw has been getting some attention lately as a new “superfood” rich in calcium and other minerals with the potential...
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Boon For The Immune…System, That Is
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted January 16th, 2013 at 10:39 pm
We are in the midst of it, the season of sickness. Many of us are burned out from a long December. A long December filled with too much stress, not enough sleep, and probably too many return trips to either the bar, the buffet, or both. It is almost as if we can feel our immune system at war,...
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How To Combat Dry Skin
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted January 14th, 2013 at 9:43 pm
It is the body’s largest organ and is our first line of defense against harmful bacteria, viruses, and disease. It is also good barometer of overall health. When it appears healthy and vibrant, the rest of the body probably is too. We’re talking, of course, about the skin. Perhaps the most...
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3 Things You Should Know Before Filing for a Gluten-Free Food Tax Deduction
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted January 14th, 2013 at 9:14 pm
It’s no secret that gluten-free food packaged food is oftentimes more expensive than its gluten-containing counterparts, but did you know you might be eligible for a tax deduction to help make up the difference? If you have never filed for a tax deduction for your gluten-free food purchases,...
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Good News For Neurotics
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted January 9th, 2013 at 9:29 pm
Us neurotics could use a little good news. We’ve just spent the last few days worried sick about what to do now that our specific brand of toothpaste has been discontinued. We’re running low on toilet paper, only 12 rolls left. The grocery store was sold out of creamy peanut butter, throwing...
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Ask the Dietitian: Losing weight on the Gluten-Free Diet
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted January 7th, 2013 at 9:45 pm
Question: I’m struggling to lose weight now that I’ve “mastered” the gluten-free diet after being on it for 4 years.  Other than eating salads at every meal, do you have any suggestions or foods that I should totally avoid? Sincerely, Mary-Frances Answer: Dear Mary-Frances, Thanks...
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Dunkin’ Donuts Piloting Gluten-Free Baked Goods
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted January 1st, 2013 at 8:40 pm
The coffee giant is test-marketing individually wrapped gluten-free baked goods in Florida and Boston locations. On December 17th, the Facebook support community Gluten-Free South Florida announced that Dunkin’ Donuts was in the midst of a pilot test for gluten-free baked goods, including...
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Agave Nectar: Newest Trendy Sweetener
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 27th, 2012 at 10:11 pm
Us humans have quite a sweet tooth. We always have, and we probably always will. Historically, we’ve evolved to go head over heels for anything sweet for very logical reasons. Any food that’s sweet is surely a good source of energy, and because sugar has antibacterial properties, most sweet...
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5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 19th, 2012 at 10:11 pm
For better or for worse, the holidays are upon us. Time to get a bunch of stuff given to you that you don’t want or need, and time to give a bunch of stuff to other people for which they have no want or need. But that’s what the holidays are all about, right? Ok, it’s about other stuff...
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The Return of Heirloom Grains?
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 17th, 2012 at 9:22 pm
A recent article from the Wall Street Journal titled, “Eating Like the Ancients: Heirloom Grains Return” discusses the trend of marketing “ancient grains.” Many of these grains are gluten free and quite nutritious (quinoa, teff, buckwheat), but some, einkorn in particular, are being...
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So Sorry, Calamari
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 12th, 2012 at 10:40 pm
We do apologize. It’s just that you’re so delicious, nutritious, and at home in so many dishes from cultures all across the world. Right now is a great time to be a calamari fan, but a really bad time to be a calamari. Over the last three years, California fishermen have caught record numbers...
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Enticed By The Spice
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 5th, 2012 at 9:18 pm
Sometimes a little bit of pain can be a good thing. It awakens the senses and puts you a little bit more in the moment than you were 5 seconds ago. This is one of the appeals to eating spicy food but it turns out that food with some heat can be enjoyable and beneficial in many ways. Typically...
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Gaining Healthy Weight with Celiac Disease and Food Allergies
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 10:31 pm
Question: In the past 1.5 years, I’ve lost almost 60 lbs (not by choice).  I found out it was due to a medication I was on and have since stopped taking it. I get IV treatments twice a week now (protein on one day, minerals the next) because I’ve lost all muscle. I need to know...
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Healthy Soda: No Longer An Oxymoron?
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted November 28th, 2012 at 10:12 pm
Poor soda, its fall from grace has been sudden and dramatic, to say the least. As recently as 10-15 years ago, soda was drunk by almost everyone, from teenagers to housewives to the elderly. But then we all became aware of the obesity epidemic and the exponentially increasing rates of type...
Statins: Miracle Drug Now More Miraculous?
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted November 21st, 2012 at 9:16 pm
Statins are the miracle drug of our time. You could argue that they are one of the most important medical advancements in recent history. They literally have already saved countless thousands of lives, and will continue to save the lives of countless others in the future. There is a good chance...
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Celiac Disease and Fertility
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted November 14th, 2012 at 9:04 pm
We came across this article, which discusses fertility issues in women with celiac disease and wanted to share. Since the beginning of 2010, there have been 10 articles published about issues in fertility associated with celiac disease. This particular study mentions that few gynecologists...
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Support Hurricane Victims in Need of Gluten-Free Donations
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted November 7th, 2012 at 9:11 pm
The Salvation Army USA has a designated site for gluten-free food donations to ensure that the food doesn’t get cross-contaminated and they need YOUR help! Ship to: Gluten Free Dee, Inc. c/o Exodus Moving and Storage 5700 East 56th Commerce City, CO They are is asking for, “pre-packaged,...
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Nettle Tea: Remedy for the Gluten-Free?
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted November 7th, 2012 at 9:02 pm
They say one man’s pain is another man’s pleasure. So suppose you had two men, and one walked into a patch of stinging nettles, and the other simply got to watch this unfold from a safe distance while sipping on a cup of freshly brewed nettle tea. Which would you rather be? Hard to decide,...
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Gluten-Free Labeling Petition Surpasses Goal of 25,000 Signatures
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted November 5th, 2012 at 9:11 pm
Celiac disease and gluten-free advocates are celebrating this morning as the gluten-free labeling petition has reached its goal of 25,000 signatures. Posted on, the petition called for urgency in passing a long-awaited standard definition of “gluten-free,” and now qualifies...
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Goat’s Milk: Does a Body Good Too?
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted October 31st, 2012 at 8:56 pm
Us humans are strange creatures. On an individual level, we all have our quirks, odd mannerisms, and unique dispositions. But we also break the mold on a global scale. Humans do many things that separate us from our animal cousins, but perhaps one of the strangest is drinking the milk of another...
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Deadline to Support Gluten-Free Labeling is Nov. 1
by Gluten Free Advocates + Experts, Posted October 29th, 2012 at 8:34 pm
The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act required Health and Human Services to set a gluten-free labeling rule by 2008 to aid people with celiac disease, a life-threatening autoimmune condition. The only known treatment is a strict gluten-free diet.
An estimated 3 million...
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