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Check out this fantastic idea from the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) blog. Kids with celiac disease and food allergies often have to forego Halloween treats– here’s a way to spread cheer and get kids away from candy overload in general.

FARE Teal Pumpkin

This Halloween, FARE is encouraging food allergy families to start a new tradition: painting a pumpkin teal and placing it on your porch as a sign to other families managing food allergies that you have non-food treats available at your home. Your teal pumpkin is also a way to raise awareness in your neighborhood about food allergies!

Purchasing inexpensive non-food treats to hand out is a great way to include all children in trick-or-treating, and we hope that the Teal Pumpkin Project will be a tradition for years to come.

Examples of non-food items include: glow bracelets or necklaces, pencils, markers, boxes of crayons, erasers, bubbles, stamps, mini Slinkies, whistles or noisemakers, bouncy balls, coins, spider rings, vampire teeth, mini notepads, playing cards, bookmarks, stickers, and stencils. Oriental Trading or Amazon are websites used by many parents to order these items (visit smile.amazon.com to shop on Amazon and donate a portion…

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Allergic Living

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. (more…)

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Olivia Superfree

Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, and other allergen-free people in the Seattle area could have cause for rejoicing– say hello to a new brand of allergen-free bread and baked goods called Olivia Superfree.

The master baker behind the brand is well-known to celiacs and others with food allergies already as Wheatless in Seattle. Her products appear to have evolved into more allergen-friendly fare that, according to the label I’m reading on their Herb Garlic Baguette, can also be enjoyed by the rice-free, corn-free, and potato-free as well. (more…)

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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 their website.

Many talented and innovative bloggers are featured at the GFGC site. It is a web destination oozing with empathy and understanding. If you are looking for more information on celiac disease and gluten intolerance, tasty recipes, lifestyle advice, and others who understand your situation, please stop by their site. I found them via one of my favorite allergen-free foodie bloggers, Sprinkles and Allergies, http://sprinklesandallergies.com/. (more…)

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To those gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free folks who are still searching for a decadent non-frozen chocolate dessert– meet temptation incarnate: Merry’s Miracle Tarts, http://www.hailmerry.com/snacks. (more…)

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1in133.org - Support Gluten-Free Food Labeling

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 for this to happen. (more…)

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Gluten

Thank you to a friend who watches gluten-related news like a hawk for this article. Melinda Beck of The Wall Street Journal just published this article on gluten sensitivity:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704893604576200393522456636.html#articleTabs%3Darticle

This article talks about the three distinct kinds of reactions to gluten/wheat, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy. Here is an excerpt:

A new study in the journal BMC Medicine… shows gluten can set off a distinct reaction in the intestines and the immune system, even in people who don’t have celiac disease.

“For the first time, we have scientific evidence that indeed, gluten sensitivity not only exists, but is very different from celiac disease,” says lead author Alessio Fasano, medical director of the University of Maryland’s Center for Celiac Research.

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