Gluten-Free Blog


Parents Impact Gluten Free Children

April 7, 2011 at 4:36 pm

In today’s world, young adults love their freedom, especially freedom from their parents; however a diagnosis of celiac disease at a young age can quickly limit that freedom. Often times, a local celiac association will see younger members show up as they seek to learn more about their newfound disease. Recently, a concerned mother contacted […]   Read more »

Conclusions Drawn from BMC Medicine Article, “Divergence of Gut Permeability and Mucosal Immune Gene Expression in Two Gluten-Associated Conditions: Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity,” published on March 9, 2011 Many were interested in the blog posted by my colleague, Maeve Whelan-Wuest last Monday, March 21, 2011, so I have decided to follow up with more […]   Read more »

Gluten Free Baseball Season

April 5, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Spring is here!  The trees are budding, the flowers are sprouting, the winter coats have gone into storage, and most importantly…opening day has officially commenced the start of the baseball season.  At stadiums across the country people toasted America’s favorite pastime with ice cold cups of beer and foot long hot dogs piled high with […]   Read more »

 This past Saturday, April 2, Brandy Wendler was crowned Mrs. Alaska United States. As part of the Mrs. United States National Pageant, Brandy’s campaign, Living Without Grain, aims at raising Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance awareness. As the 2011 Mrs. Alaska, Brandy will devote her time to educating the public about the basics of Celiac Disease, […]   Read more »

I just ran this 1/2 marathon in Kansas City this past weekend and was pleasantly surprised to see Udi’s as one of the race sponsors! After the race, I was able to enjoy the usual banana along with some yummy blueberry muffin and bagel! Thank you Udi’s for being a sponsor this year….I am an […]   Read more »

Friendly Gluten Free Skies, Please

March 30, 2011 at 9:23 pm

 3/30/11 - Heather Collins, Udi’s Gluten Free Foods   Hi Udi’s Gluten Free Fans! As you may know from reading my other blog, “On the Road – a Gluten-Free Slice,” I travel across the country attending celiac/gluten-free food events spreading the Udi’s Gluten Free Foods love.   Like you, I must follow and eat a […]   Read more »

Gluten Free Zombies?

March 23, 2011 at 5:42 pm

This day in age there is a very strong awareness, and seemingly rapid growing diagnostic regarding Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance. It’s almost a wonder how this situation has continued to grow here in the United States and other countries. While wheat isn’t entirely a threat to everybody, there are many people already diagnosed with these conditions, and […]   Read more »

On March 15, The Wall Street Journal published an article that discusses the complexity, yet growing prevalence of gluten sensitivities. Health Journal columnist Melinda Beck explains that the medical community has begun to acknowledge the existence of gluten intolerance in a new light. A recent study released by BMJ Medicine posits that gluten can cause a negative immune […]   Read more »

Recipes, cooking ideas, baking tips and tricks are some of the most important tools needed when getting started in your gluten-free kitchen.  So where do you go to find these things? The Internet? Your neighbors?  Your family? I prefer to turn to cookbooks. To me there is nothing like standing at your kitchen counter with […]   Read more »

Dining Out Tips

March 2, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Tips for Dining Out Someone asked me the other day if my gluten intolerance was challenging when dining out with friends and family at a restaurant or café. My initial reaction was, “Oh goodness no! I love food and I love going out – my eating gluten-free rarely gets in the way of eating at […]   Read more »

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