Your Brain on Gluten

Allergic Living just featured an eye-opening piece by Lisa Fitterman that discusses the very real impact of gluten on brain function. This article confirms what people who’ve suffered for years before being diagnosed with celiac disease already know: gluten affects your neurological processes.

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Food Allergies and the ADA

Jefferson Adams over at has highlighted a commentary claiming that food allergies and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) should not mix: The article in question was written by Hans von Spakovsky, a senior fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. He will be sent a copy of this post as […]

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New GFGC Member

Good evening all! Being outspoken about celiac disease and food allergies means that people searching for information on these conditions stop by my blog. I’m happy to announce that Truth, Justice, and All-American Allergen-Free Apple Pie has become part of the Gluten-Free Global Community. You can click on the logo above to go straight to […]

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Jennifer’s Way

Thanks to, I’ve learned that actress Jennifer Esposito of Blue Bloods has possibly become yet another victim of workplace discrimination because of celiac disease. It sounds like she asked CBS for an accommodation due to her medical issues and they don’t sound very interested in retaining her talent. According to an article on, […]

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Gluten and Mental Health

Your diet has a tremendous amount to do with your mental health. Recently I read an article about how people who regularly consume fast food are more likely to be depressed. For years I’ve followed success stories of children who cut out gluten, dairy, and sugar, the Autism Diet. Today I noticed a piece on […]

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Pork Burritos

This is a recipe I can’t take credit for but have modified over the years to fit a multiple-allergen diet. It is wonderful as a “fast food” item for the food allergic set. You need… –A pound or so of ground pork. If you’re in Washington, nothing even comes close to Pure Country organic ground […]

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Pumpkin Custard Pie

The other day I was reading a newsletter in which someone said they’ve never found a good recipe for allergen-free pumpkin pie. “WHAT?!!” I said. I’ve used the same recipe for a long time, adapted from Jennifer Raymond’s The Peaceful Palate. It is billed as a “heart-healthy version of a traditional favorite.” Raymond’s original recipe uses […]

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1 in 133

You Supporting This – 1 in 133 – It’s a BIG Deal. Those of us with celiac disease and gluten intolerance can become very ill from minute amounts of gluten, the protein in wheat, barley, and rye. Years ago the FDA was tasked with making proper gluten-free labeling a reality. Yet we are still waiting […]

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Kitchen Dancing

HEEEREE WE ARE! BORN TO BE CHEFS WE MAKE SAUCES OF THE UNIVERSE (duh dun, dun dun, dun dun) Here WE belong Fighting for the rice milk– We have to make prosciutto for you all! In the privacy of my own car and kitchen, I am a rock star. Aren’t you? This culinary take on […]

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