The Gluten Effect. Book Review.

Years before an international symposium of doctors got together to declare gluten sensitivity a legitimate disease with its own set of symptoms, Drs. Vikki and Richard Petersen were compiling case studies of patients who clearly manifested such sensitivities to gluten. In 2009, they published The Gluten Effect, a compendium of …

7 Tips for Dining out Safely when Gluten-Free

Dining out safely when gluten-free can be tricky and especially daunting when you have other food allergies beyond gluten. While it seems like it should be easier to eat out these days since so many restaurants are offering gluten-free menus, just because a menu has gluten-free options on it, does …

The Weirdest Thing About Gluten Sensitivity

    Updated April 9th, 2015 Today’s topic for National Health Blog Post Month is “the weirdest thing about my health.” This is difficult because there is not just one thing weirder than anything else about Gluten Sensitivity. Everything about Gluten Sensitivity is weird! Up until recently, everyone I met …

Why I write about my health

Happy November! I can't believe the holidays are so quickly approaching. I hope you recovered from last night’s escapades and did not indulge in any gluten-containing candy. I do know how tempting those Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are. 🙂 With the start of November, also comes the start of National …

Gluten-Free in Boulder, Colorado

I just returned from a family vacation in what has to be gluten-free mecca: Colorado. After all, Colorado is home to Udi’s and Canyon Bakehouse bakeries, New Planet Beer, the first ball park with gluten-free concessions, and the allergen-free restaurant certification program, Kitchens with Confidence. To name a few. So you can bet that I was super …

Nearly 200 Medical Conditions Associated with Gluten

This comprehensive list of medical conditions associated with gluten is from the highly referenced text, Dangerous Grains by Braly and Hoggan. Some of the conditions may be caused by gluten itself, and others may be secondary ailments that arise from a gut that hasn’t healed after gluten has damaged it. Called co-morbidities in …