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Just Diagnosed with Celiac Disease: Now What?

Get these 10 tips to gluten-free success for the just-diagnosed celiac. If you’ve just been told that you or a family member has celiac disease, it’s likely your head is spinning with information overload and you’re in a daze of disbelief. A celiac diagnosis isn’t the worst thing but it can feel like the end […]

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is the best known condition associated with an intolerance to gluten. It is an autoimmune disease where gluten causes a destruction of the lining of the small intestine. This is serious for two reasons: The small intestine is the part of the body that turns food into fuel and delivers that fuel to […]

What is Gluten Sensitivity?

Gluten sensitivity and non-celiac gluten sensitivity are the same thing. The important thing is to understand what gluten sensitivity is. When I wrote the book The Gluten Effect five years ago, it was specifically about gluten sensitivity. At the time there was no official agreement that the condition even existed. I am happy to say […]

What should you do if you can’t get tested?

Not everyone is able to get tested. What should you do if a formal lab test just isn’t possible? Eliminate gluten completely (absolutely no cheating) for 30 days and see how you feel. If you notice an improvement, that is a legitimate test. While I would never encourage you to reintroduce gluten into your diet […]

Gluten Free Travel – My Top 10 Tips

Traveling can be one of the greatest pleasures in life and for the gluten intolerant it can also be one the most challenging. I have traveled a lot in my life, sometime with great gluten-free success and sometimes with fairly poor results. I like to think we learn more from our failures than our successes […]

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What Is Gluten-Free Soy Sauce? What is Tamari? Your sushi questions answered!

You’re sitting down for sushi and you ask for the gluten-free soy sauce. Do you know what they’re giving you? What about searching for gluten-free soy sauce in the grocery store? Is that the same as tamari? What should I use to stay safe? What is gluten-free soy sauce? When you’re cooking a dish that […]