Do you live near Farmington Hills, Michigan? A support group for teens and young adults with celiac disease/gluten sensitivity is starting up!
Join them on December 16th to celebrate the holidays gluten-free! Bring your favorite gf holiday treat to share with the group. Message us for the contact information and details!
Young and Gluten-Free is moving! Follow us at https://youngandglutenfree.wordpress.com/ for even more stories and sharing about what it’s like to live young and gluten-free. Thanks!
Internship application is now available for 2013 Celiac Disease Foundation internships. Deadline is January 1st! If YOU’d like to be involved with Young And Gluten-Free(TM) check it out! http://www.celiac.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=204&Itemid=280
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Only FOUR MORE DAYS of the gluten-free Celiac and the Beast craft HOLIDAY AUCTION. Profits (that means bidding above the reserve price) will go to awesome gluten-free/celiac organizations like Celiac Disease Foundation, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, Gluten Intolerance Group, and Celiac Sprue Association.
PLEASE REBLOG and spread the word. I’d love to be able to give back to these organizations, and make someone’s day brighter by giving the gift of a homemade craft from a celiac (that’s me!). THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
THREE PEWTER SILVER COLORED GLUTEN FREE WHEAT NECKLACES available at our holiday auction, with profits benefiting celiac/gluten-free organizations
Anonymous asked: I eat a lot of processed GF cereals and processed GF snacks, would multiplying these products that state <20ppm add up over a day to cause a reaction. I have confirmed dermatitis herpetiformis.
Yes, it is possible. A person would need to eat 1 kilogram of a food with 20ppm to consume 20mg of gluten. This is why it is important to have variety in your diet including fruits and vegetables that are naturally gf.
Haha This Made My Friday! Another great tumblr!
Celiac Awareness Night at the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 25th was a success! And fun too!
Anonymous asked: How can I be supportive of my friend who was just diagnosed with celiac? I want to help make things easier for her. What's the best way for me to do this? Thank you!
It sounds like you’re already being a good friend by asking! First I would be willing to listen and know that the first year after diagnosis is usually the hardest; it will take her awhile to accept the life change and learn new habits. Second, I would recommend cooking something for her! Learn as much about celiac disease as you can. Invite her over for dinner and cook her a completely gluten-free meal (make sure to clean your kitchen well to prevent cross-contamination), or bring gluten-free cookies to a social event you are both attending. It means SO much when someone goes out of their way to feed you when you find it so difficult to feed yourself!
Anonymous asked: How did you become a summer intern?????? Do you need to have Celiac Disease?????
I contacted Celiac Disease Foundation and asked if they had any internship opportunities! Having celiac disease is definitely not a requirement. Contact email@example.com for more information if you are interested!
Anonymous asked: What can you do if you happen to eat non gluten free food by accident, to help settle your body down? My sister has had incidents where a restaurant said a meal was gluten free but then used sauces that made her stomach upset.
Once the gluten gets to the intestinal tract, there’s really no way to go back or reverse the damage. I have found Pepto Bismol and Immodium to be helpful when I have upset stomach, cramps, and diarrhea. Unfortunately I haven’t found any over-the-counter medications to be helpful for bloating or gas! This is a great question for your sister to ask her doctor. They will be more familiar with everything that is available.
I also sometimes find that I need to avoid high-fiber or spicy foods after I get “glutened”. My system seems to be more irritable for a couple days. Every person is different, though, and it’s important generally to eat fiber.
Anonymous asked: I was diagnosed with Celiacs about a month ago and I am completely overwhelmed! I do not even know where to being. Do you have any good tips for people who are just starting out? Are there cretin things I need to look for that I would not think of? Thank you!
It IS overwhelming, but know that it definitely WILL get better! I think my first year was the roughest, and after that it got easier and easier. I suggest not eating out at restaurants until you get comfortable with the diet and all the questions that need to be asked. I got glutened so many times eating at restaurants because I didn’t think the salad dressing would have gluten, or chicken breast would be marinated in soy sauce, or that the tortilla chips were fried along with the chalupas. I would also get very overwhelmed with ordering and felt embarassed or pressured when I was talking to servers or restaurant workers about the menu. It will be trial and error, but you will need to talk to chefs, managers, and servers in detail to make sure that your meal is gluten-free.
Do any of our followers have additional advice?
Anonymous asked: Are there any fruits or veggies that have gluten, in and of themselves (not canned/sauced, etc?)
Nope! All whole, fresh foods that do not have the added ingredients wheat, barley, or rye, are gluten-free