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Dr. Rodney Ford and…A Gluten-Free Planet?

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Dr. Rodney Ford has a few new videos posted on his YouTube channel and I want to share them with you!  The first video had me in stitches, Dr. Ford has a fantastic funny bone!  What made the first video even funnier for me is the fact that my dad is from Minnesota, so I […]

Enterolab Gluten Sensitivity and Gene Panel

I thought I would share the results from Luke’s recent gluten sensitivity and gene panel test that I ordered through Enterolab.  I realize there is some debate on the validity of these tests since Dr. Fine’s research hasn’t undergone the peer review process.  Either which way, I think it is a useful tool that can […]

SUSTA Natural Sweetener Review and Giveaway

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I was the recent recipient of a complimentary sample of SUSTA™ Natural Sweetener by NTX Nutritionals.  I was really excited to try this product because it is unlike any sugar alternative that I have ever tried before; but I will get to that in a moment.  First, I want to tell you how it tastes, […]

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash and Gluten-Free Pasta Sauces

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My gluten-free dry pasta of choice is Tinkyada (I really cannot recommend it enough).  My boys really like the spinach pasta because they think it looks like worms.  Add marinara to the picture and I am sure you can imagine how interesting my dinner table can get! Over the past several months, I have been […]

Understanding Conflicting Celiac Test Results

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I want to do a followup on a recent post I made where I shared some of my own gluten sensitivity journey, including some of my son’s.  Toward the middle of this post there is some important information regarding the interpretation of intestinal biopsies that I urge you to read. I had Sam first tested […]

Blue Horizon Fish and Chip Bites, a Gluten-Free Vinegar Odyssey and Valuable Lessons Relearned

I have been sitting on this post for about a month now (researching one thing has led to another and yet another), so some of the information in this post is a bit outdated (the ingredients and labeling of the Blue Horizon GF Fish & Chip Bites have been changed since I first bought them). […]

Maltese Researchers Discover New Gene in Celiac Disease

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I want to share an article written by Jefferson Adams on Celiac.com, that I found very interesting and thought you might too. Maltese Researchers Discover New Gene in Celiac Disease: Celiac.com 10/07/2009 – A team of Maltese researchers, led by genetics specialist Christian Scerri, has discovered that a previously unassociated gene contributes to the development […]

What is a Part Per Million Anyway?

When I was first diagnosed with CD in May of 2005, the Codex Alimentarius standard for “gluten-free” was 200 ppm (ppm stands for Parts Per Million).  It is now 20 ppm.  I even read on Celiac.com that at one point (article was written in 2000), anything lower than 500 ppm was considered “safe.” As you […]

Autism Linked to Mom’s Automimmune Disease

Kids whose moms have autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease face a risk of Autism that is up to three times higher than that of the general population, according to a new study. Click the following link to read the full article by Jefferson Adams on celiac.com: Autism Linked […]