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…

Believe half of what you see….


The information in this article is my opinion only.   Today’s post was going to be about the dangers of supplements.  But before I get into that, I wanted to mention a blog post I ran across today.  It does tie in with my initial post idea because it is really about being informed and…

Home for the holidays…allergen free


Ah the holidays-filled with cookies, treats, candies, groaning holiday tables, cookie exchanges, holiday office parties…..visions of sugarplums.  Or for someone who has food allergies, more like a holiday nightmare. Joining a gluten free group on facebook has been a real eye-opener for me. It is wonderful to share stories,  recipes, articles and tragic tales with…

Ruffles have ridges…but Pringles have wheat??


    How many times have you gone to the grocery store, hoping to find something familiar in a gluten free or dairy free equivalent, only to be disappointed by a litany of other allergen ingredients? As stated by the title of this post; I was surprised and disappointed to find that Pringles contain wheat….

Your Fodmap to Success in food intolerance


I met up with my son the other day for a last meal out before we depart for Tennessee. While we were enjoying  a nice sushi lunch together, my son brought up a valid point.  He said that I have been writing this blog from the point of view of someone with celiac disease.  I am…