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Fooducate - Another Great App To Help You Say No To GMOs

Recent studies have found that foods that contain GMOs can be doing harm to those with celiac causing leaky gut, suppressed indigestion and an increased allergen load. There's also growing research pointing to a connection between GMOs and those with autism. Earlier this week, I wrote a blog post about a great new app called Buycott for smart phones that helps you to buy from companies that have no affiliation with Monsanto. Another terrific app is Fooducate. I hadn't heard of this smartphone app until Kristine, a reader on my Celeste's Best facebook page, mentioned it. (Thanks, Kristine!)
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Apps To Help You Stop Buying GMOs And Anything From Monsanto

I posted this on my facebook page, but some of you might have missed it. I recently became aware of some terrific apps for helping conscientious shoppers make smarter choices when food shopping. Every dollar you spend might potentially have the power to support a company. Wouldn't you like to know that your dollars are supporting companies you support? Using our voting dollars are the best way to make ourselves heard.
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Gluten-Free Traveling For Those With Celiac And Food Intolerances

My dad recently had a stroke. He and my mom live in Florida. I have an older brother (who has celiac) and two sisters (who do not have celiac) and we all live up North. We began taking turns visiting to help out and lend our support. My brother and sisters took the first few weeks and then I went down. 
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What Is Rosacea? Can Gluten Be A Trigger Food?

According to the National Rosacea Society, rosacea is a skin disease affecting more than 16 million Americans. Rosacea is chronic inflammation, typically of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead or eyelids. During flare-ups, often small, red, pus-filled bumps will form on the skin. The cause of rosacea is not known, and there is no cure.  
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Back To The Gluten-Free Bread Baking Test Kitchen

I spent several years developing the gluten-free, yeast-free bread recipes in my cookbook, Celeste's Best Gluten-Free, Allergen-Free Recipes. My goal was to create a gluten-free bread that tasted just like real bread full of gluten. Judging from my readers and their comments after they've tried my bread, I think I accomplished what I set out to do. 
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The Hard Part Of Being A Celiac And Living A Gluten-Free Life

Last night my daughter Kelly had what I refer to as a "celiac breakdown". It's a point where the walls kind of come crashing in around you, and you realize because you're a celiac, you're different than everyone else and you can't do things everyone else may just take for granted. For my daughter, life can sometimes seem even more challenging because along with being celiac, she also can't eat dairy, corn, soy, nuts, eggs or yeast.
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Managing Food Allergies In Schools

Did you know that food allergies affect 1 in 13 school-aged children? It's the most common trigger of anaphylaxis for this age group, too. There's been an 18% increase in food allergies among school age children in the last fifteen years. I taught school several years ago and back then I never had even one child with a food allergy. Not one. But, I know that is not the case today, and many parents and teachers are having to learn how to manage food allergies in schools.
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Are We "Babying" Children With Life-Threatening Food Allergies?

We recently met a man who had a two-year-old daughter. We got to talking about food allergies and he brought up that his daughter's preschool did not allow any peanuts or foods that might contain peanuts. He was a little upset about this. The reason he was especially upset about it was because he had sent his daughter to school with a NutriGrain bar recently. Due to the possibility that the bar might contain nuts, the preschool did not allow her to eat it and sent it back home.
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Allergic Reaction To Mosquito Bites - The Secret To Stopping The Itch

I remember growing up, I'd often get mosquito bites. Just always chalked it up to part of summer. Mosquitoes have always loved me. But those little blood suckers loved me way too much. 
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Are Hay Rides Safe For Celiacs And Those On A Gluten-Free Diet?

Did you know there's a difference between hay and straw? Hay is a food source for feeding animals. Hay is actually a plant that is cut when it is alive and full of grain. Hay is often a mixture of grasses, such as ryegrass, timothy, or fescue - or it may be comprised of alfalfa or cloves. 
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