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 […]

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 […]

Girl with Books

Educate, Empower, Empathize: Helping your children Cope with Celiac Disease

My husband is an Eagle Scout. He continues to use this phrase in the present tense, because apparently once you’re an Eagle Scout, you’re always an Eagle Scout. And trust me, he still acts like an Eagle Scout today. He told me this funny story a couple of months ago about when he earned his […]

Gluten Sensitivity Symptoms

Is Gluten Sensitivity Worse Than Celiac Disease?

How many times have you read that celiac disease is the worst form of gluten intolerance? Or maybe you’ve heard that celiac disease is the potential end-stage of gluten intolerance? And I know that you’ve read that gluten sensitivity isn’t nearly as severe as celiac disease, right? These statements sound fairly logical. But have you […]

Road to Celiac

The Road to Celiac

Thunder Road. Road to Nowhere. Roadhouse Blues. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. All classic songs that bring back great memories when I hear them now. The Road to Celiac? Yeah, not quite as special. But what a journey it’s been, both for me and for so many fellow celiacs I’ve heard from. Some of their stories, […]

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 […]