FDA Sued for Failing to Regulate Gluten

fda-sued-for-failing-to-regulate-gluten Those with celiac and gluten intolerance know the deal. Gluten is hiding everywhere: in our food, in our makeup, and yes, in our medication. One man has had enough, and is taking his complaint as high as the FDA, who he is now suing. Michael Weber has celiac. 7 years ago he took a generic drug that induced symptoms similar to those associated with gluten ingestion. As gluten is sometimes used to coat prescription drug and over-the-counter medicine capsules, he grew concerned and decided to look into the issue. As the medication Weber took had no labeling regarding gluten, he decided to call the pharmacy where the drug came from. They were unable to determine […]

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Crazy about Udi’s

crazy-about-udis It’s time I give credit where credit is due. I’ve been itching to blog about Udi’s for a long time now, but it wasn’t until we decided on our “Crazy About” series that I felt it was the perfect match. “Crazy About” features gluten-free products, restaurants, companies and startups that impress us so much we just have to share them with you. Today we sing our praises to Udi’s, and if you haven’t heard of them, you’d better get a move on it. Read on for all you need to know about Udi’s Gluten-Free.   Since Udi’s broke out on the gluten-free scene in 2008, they have been unstoppable. In the past few years they […]

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Gluten-Free Munchines: Two Simple Snacks

gluten-free-munchies-two-simple-snacks Ever just want to grab something tasty to munch on? I love salty snacks, and options are not as plentiful on a gluten-free diet. I can’t just grab a handful of pretzels, and often even bags of roasted nuts have gluten in them. I want to share with you my two favorite gluten-free munchies that are super quick and easy to make! These two recipes can be made from simple ingredients at home, and they have become two of my absolute favorite snacks. They are healthy, easy and the ingredients are cheap, something rare when it comes to gluten-free snacks. Make them in big batches so you’ll always have something to munch on in between […]

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My Kid Has Celiac – What Next?

my-kid-has-celiac-what-net Finding out that your child has celiac or gluten intolerance brings along with it some pretty daunting questions, concerns and tasks. Numerous adjustments need to be made at home, at school, traveling, with friends and so on. The most challenging task of all may be explaining to your child just what gluten is, and what it means to remove it from his or her diet. We’ve compiled a list of handy tools to help you communicate this to your children and have also included some great resource recommendations, including wonderful childrens books!     1. The Road to Feeling Good: Stay Positive Our kids take their cues from us. If you are upset, stressed and […]

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Gluten-Free Pigs in a Blanket

gluten-free-pigs-in-a-blanket Since going gluten-free there have been many foods that I’ve had to bid farewell to. Thankfully the food industry has been quite kind to us as of late, and the majority of these things I’ve been able to find pretty good gluten-free versions of, or at least learned to make something almost as good. Pizza? Check. French Toast? Check. Cinnamon Buns? Big Check. Pigs in a blanket have remained a distant, delicious memory. Until now. Whether you want to make your own batch or would rather throw frozen franks in the oven, we’ve got you covered. Those of us that bake know how difficult it is to imitate the flaky, moist pastry dough and companies […]

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