Is there a link between Celiac Disease and Eczema?

Over a year ago, I started with what I thought was “dry skin”.  Patches of flaky areas that would get red after I showered or was overheated appeared out of nowhere. So I began slathering myself with everything I could find…coconut oil, Vaseline, Neosporin, body butter, and olive oil (yes, I smelled like a salad).…

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Gluten-Free Back to School Survival Guide for Parents

When my 11-year-old daughter Emma was diagnosed with celiac disease almost two years ago, I initially went into a pretty major panic. How would I ensure she was safely eating at school? Would she feel excluded from class parties because she no longer could eat the gluten-filled cupcakes? I’m a “fixer” by nature and this…

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Your Family Can Have a Spooktacular Gluten-Free Halloween!

I remember “Trick or Treating” as a child.  We ran house to house visiting neighbors who filled our pillowcases with Halloween treats.  When our pillowcases were too heavy to carry, we knew it was time to head back home and assess our loot.  Truth be told, I usually snuck a candy bar (or several) along…

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Picnic Perfection – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 60

The latest episode of Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 60 “Picnic Perfection” Features: Summer picnics – how to avoid getting glutened Maureen’s 7 layer dip recipe Homemade gluten-free dishes by host – how to handle? Pack your “emergency” gluten-free stash GoPicnic pre-packaged meals ready to eat meals Focus on fun, family & friends Delight’s new…

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Help With Celiac Disease Research – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 50

The latest episode of Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 50 “Help With Celiac Disease Research” Features: Dr. Daniel Leffler of Beth Israel Medical Center speaks about a study that will help researchers better understand a new test for celiac disease. Learn how to participate from the comfort of your home! What do…

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Gluten-Free Road Trip – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 48

The latest episode of Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 48 “Gluten-Free Road Trip” Features: Making Tracks for Celiacs 5k run, 1 mile walk & vendor fair Maureen’s wine allergy panic and allergy testing Listener question from Sally on celiac disease vs gluten intolerance Delight Gluten-Free Magazine & Gluten Freely Recipe Contest for…

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Gluten Free Family – Hold The Gluten Podcast Episode 46

The latest episode of Hold The Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 46 “Gluten Free Family” Features: Maureen’s 10 year old daughter just diagnosed with celiac. Vanessa’s chocolate mission New classification system for gluten-related disorders. Gluten-free camps for kids. Sign up now across the country. Gluten-free bagels are possible! What do YOU think of the…

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Give Your Heart a Gluten Free Hug!

February is American Heart Month.  There’s no time like the present to take care of yourself and your body! Kick Start Your Day and Heart General Mills shares with us that “Cereal eaters  consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than noncereal eaters.” Start your day with a bowl of cereal with sliced fruit.…

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Jazz Up Your Gluten Free Breakfast!

Breakfast:  noun \ˈbrek-fəst\  the first meal of the day especially when taken in the morning Want to have an awesome and tasty gluten free breakfast?  Included are some recipe ideas as well as cool suggestions for jazzing up your morning meal! Fun with Food Egg in a Hole – I learned this simple yet fun…

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How to be a Happy Gluten Free Camper!

Ahhhh, the great outdoors.  There’s nothing quite like enjoying the company of family and friends while kicking back in nature.  If you are planning on getting your recreation on, here are some tips and advice to a fun and successful camping trip! Breakfast Menu Just because you are away from home (and your kitchen), doesn’t…

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