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 […]

Is baking powder Gluten Free?

Is Baking Powder Gluten Free?

Baking powder and baking soda are often confused. Baking soda is used in baking, but it can also be used as a natural and effective ingredient in household cleaning. Baking powder is primarily used for baking. But there are differences between the two besides what you use them for. Beth Hillson, our food editor, explains […]