GMO wheat could be safe for celiac sufferers


  I wrote a post on GMO wheat back in 2015.  Now this same science is being used to formulate bread that is safe for people with celiac. Here is an excerpt from this post on genetic literacy project: People forced to avoid gluten could soon have their bread (and cake) and eat it. Now there are strains…

My gluten free weight loss journey, Weight Watchers week 12


I lost 1.8 pounds this week.  This is part of the five I gained last week carb cycling.  It seems like an uphill battle, but it’s a journey.  I have to keep telling myself that.  I also have a road trip looming this coming week along with two plus dinners out.  Hoo boy. At least…

Review of IBgard


  Living with IBS can be a nightmare.  I have struggled with this condition for 20 years, ever since I had my gall bladder out.  Going gluten and dairy free helped tremendously, but I still get flare-ups. This past week, I had several.  I am sure it has a lot to do with my change…

My two year gluten free journey


I cannot believe that I have been writing this blog for two years.  How time flies.  It seems just yesterday that I began this gluten free, dairy free journey.   I have learned a lot about not only living a gluten free lifestyle but also a lot about blogging.  I would like to share my…

Why IBS should be managed with diet, not drugs


While my kids were visiting from the Northeast, we went out to dinner at our local steak house.  I ordered my salad without croutons and cheese, but forgot about the butter on the steak.  I did mention a dairy and gluten issue, but I guess the server didn’t relay this to the kitchen. There are…

Kids are coming….


  This weekend, my kids will be visiting from the Northeast.  It’s the first time we’ll be seeing them since October. This visit poses a bit of a problem.  Several of us have dietary restrictions, while two of us don’t.  My son and I are gluten and dairy intolerant.  He is FODMAP intolerant.  My husband…

Why gluten intolerance is worse than celiac


I came across an article I would like to share with all of you.  It pertains to gluten intolerance, and how it can be worse than celiac disease. The full article can be viewed here. The author, Kriss Kresser, writes that gluten intolerance is an overlooked diagnosis, and that all of the gluten shaming that is…

There’ll be some changes made


A few days ago, our whole world changed.  My husband is being treated for coronary artery disease. This did not come on suddenly, but we didn’t realize this was the problem until a few days ago. So what does this mean?  It means we will both have to change our diet.  I will, of course, still…

Is sourdough the answer?


  I came across an interesting article this morning on my news feed.  The article from The Guardian: Could sourdough bread be the answer to the gluten sensitivity epidemic made me really think.  I thought I would share my thoughts with all of you. I have a friend who had to give up eating gluten free…

Fool me once….


    As I mentioned in a previous post, I am thinking of going paleo.  But I will have to adjust for fodmap/IBS foods on the paleo diet. I was browsing paleo/fodmap recipes to give me some ideas, and I came across a post that has one of my greatest pet peeves-the poster did NOT…

Eliminate the negative..the elimination diet


  Watch my YouTube video on a step by step guide to doing the elimination diet here: How to do an elimination diet Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, nor do I play one on TV.  Consult your doctor before making any serious decisions about your health.  Every so often, I post something that…

Take tea and see


  About two years ago I had to give up coffee.  I tried everything from fake coffee to powdered additives (javacid) to low acid coffee, but I just couldn’t drink it.  I actually realized that most of these fake coffees and additives contain chicory root.  If you have IBS, I’d be willing to bet that…