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JUNE-JULY 2012

Summer 2015 – U.S. Edition

To subscribe to the American edition of Allergic Living, click here. To subscribe to the Canadian edition of Allergic Living, click here. Safe Dining Guide: Our nationwide search finds the restaurants where great food and allergy safety are both on the menu. Celiac in Kids: How to spot the sometimes subtle signs of celiac disease in children and teens. The Allergic Chef: TV […]

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Why Are So Many Celiacs Getting Glutened?

First published in the Fall 2014 edition of Allergic Living magazine. SHE looked down at her stomach in shock and disbelief. While April Marlow-Ravelli was one month pregnant, her belly was suddenly protruding as if she was six months along. Round and hard, her stomach was also in so much pain that she was having trouble breathing. With […]

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‘Seriously, Celiac’ Campaign Stresses Need for Family Testing

Video goes viral, while program guides the ‘how-tos’ of conversation.

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Busting Through Gluten’s Myths

From gluten content levels to the risks of skin lotions, a lot of fiction gets mashed into gluten-free “facts”. Even our wise celiac disease community can fall prey to fiction that circulates in the media or misconceptions from confusing terminology. It’s time to dispel some of the top myths. Celiac disease is on the rise because today’s wheat is […]

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P.F. Chang’s Faces Lawsuit Over Gluten-free Menu

A California woman alleges that the Chinese food chain discriminates against those with celiac by charging more for gluten-free meals.

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Why You Should Test For Celiac Before Going Gluten Free

What seems like a harmless experiment could do more harm than good. A few years ago, a gluten-free manufacturer approached me to partner on a major social media campaign. The theme: “Try a gluten-free diet for two weeks and see how you feel.” I said no. While the promotion probably would have helped certain people identify symptoms that suggest a […]

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JUNE-JULY 2012

Winter 2015 – U.S. Edition

To subscribe to the American edition of Allergic Living, click here. To subscribe to the Canadian edition of Allergic Living, click here. New Year, New Allergy Attitude: Start 2015 off right by learning how to talk the most effective allergy talk.  Holiday Gift Guide: Sensational shopping ideas for the allergic and gluten-free ones on your list this year. Renovating Your GF […]

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How to Reduce the Risk of Cross-Contact of Gluten when Dining Out

How many times have you closed your eyes, taken a bite and thought: “I hope this doesn’t make me sick?” For those of us with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, that question arises every time we put food in our mouths. Dietary compliance can seem like a black-and-white issue. You either stick to your diet, or you don’t. But there is a gray area, […]

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Celebrating the Heroes Within Us

Every Celiac Awareness Month, I can’t help but think back to my diagnosis over 20 years ago and how I’ve come full circle. 20 years ago, I was weak, frail and convinced I had cancer, somewhere, and that the doctors wouldn’t find it in time. Today, I am stronger than I have ever been. Life […]

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Sibling Blues and Celiac Disease

When the focus turns to one child’s celiac diagnosis, brothers and sisters can suffer feelings of neglect. Your child needs support. I’m not talking about the one who has celiac disease. I’m referring to the other child, the one who doesn’t have to worry about gluten. I recently spoke with my friend Dr. Ritu Verma, a pediatric gastroenterologist at our […]

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