Jennifer Esposito

From Actress to Advocate: Jennifer Esposito’s Celiac Journey

The set was ready. The crew was waiting for the actors to arrive and for the Hollywood magic to begin. Jennifer arrived on set, weaker than ever but dedicated to taking on her role as a resilient police detective on the CBS show Blue Bloods. She opened the car door, stepped an achy foot onto […]

Craig Pinto

Craig Pinto: Kicking 4 Celiac

It’s not every day that I get to talk to a Guinness World Record holder. In fact, I’d say it’s a first. And luckily the world records Craig Pinto set are not something that make me queasy (like sticking the most needles through his skin or having the most plastic surgery to look like a […]

GF Labels

All You Need to Know About the New Gluten-Free Labeling Rule

We see the words “gluten-free” on labels all the time. But until very recently, there wasn’t a universal agreement about what that legally meant in the US. While the upcoming rule isn’t perfect, it finally offers some protection for the gluten-free community. Let’s talk about what’s covered, what’s not and what you need to know. […]

Gluten Caution

Suspect Gluten? Get the Right Tests

There is a lot of talk about gluten these days. You’ll hear many terms bandied about such as celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance, and wheat (gluten) allergy. What do they mean? What should you do if you suspect gluten may be a problem contributing to your health issues? Read on. Celiac […]

Is There Gluten In My Food?

Laura Allred, President of ELISA Technologies, Inc., weighs in with her expertise on at-home gluten test kits. With the advent of Celiac Awareness Month, it is a good time to let people know about the options they have for accessing the latest technologies in gluten testing. When you know you cannot tolerate gluten, the most […]

Beginner’s Guide to Going Gluten-Free

Congratulations! With the initial shock of a celiac diagnosis, I know you may not feel like celebrating, but this can often be the start of feeling better than you ever have. Let’s walk through the steps of getting started on your new lifestyle. Step 1: Get the green light before starting. Make sure all of […]