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  • My Forty Year Celiac Journey

    My Forty Year Celiac Journey

      By Cathy Sloan How many of you go to a doctor and think you’ll get a diagnosis for something in a day? A few days, maybe a week? What if you went to numerous doctors all your life and never got an answer? Just a guess and have pills thrown at you? Yeah, maybe [...]

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    | September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • NC Triangle Gluten Intolerance Fair

    NC Triangle Gluten Intolerance Fair

    Come out and enjoy a fun Fall day, try some gluten free food. and learn more about celiac disease, gluten intolerance.  Saturday, September 27, 1-6pm Ganyard Hill Farm 319 Sherron Road, Durham, NC 27703   Apply now (before Saturday Sept. 20th) to be entered in a raffle to win two free tickets 4 tickets will be given [...]

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    | September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Celiac Disease Awareness

    Celiac Disease Awareness

    Celiac disease awareness is at an all-time high. The popularity of the gluten free diet has brought many of the issues of celiac disease out into the light. Does that mean that we should stop spreading the word and educating others about celiac disease? No way. Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from celiac disease, [...]

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    | September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • 10 years of Living Gluten Free

    10 years of Living Gluten Free

    I began my adventure into the world of celiac disease and living gluten-free in August 2004. Since then I’ve tasted gluten two times. The first time was when I accidentally picked up my brother’s cup at his bachelor’s party. He was drinking some type of dark beer that looked like the rum and coke I was drinking. I spit it right [...]

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    | August 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

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My Forty Year Celiac Journey

My Forty Year Celiac Journey

  By Cathy Sloan How many of you go to a doctor and think you’ll get a diagnosis for something in a day? A few days, maybe a week? What if you went to numerous doctors all your life and never got an answer? Just a guess and have pills thrown at you? Yeah, maybe [...]

Celiac Disease Awareness

Celiac Disease Awareness

Celiac disease awareness is at an all-time high. The popularity of the gluten free diet has brought many of the issues of celiac disease out into the light. Does that mean that we should stop spreading the word and educating others about celiac disease? No way. Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from celiac disease, [...]

10 years of Living Gluten Free

10 years of Living Gluten Free

I began my adventure into the world of celiac disease and living gluten-free in August 2004. Since then I’ve tasted gluten two times. The first time was when I accidentally picked up my brother’s cup at his bachelor’s party. He was drinking some type of dark beer that looked like the rum and coke I was drinking. I spit it right [...]

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NC Triangle Gluten Intolerance Fair

NC Triangle Gluten Intolerance Fair

Come out and enjoy a fun Fall day, try some gluten free food. and learn more about celiac disease, gluten intolerance.  Saturday, September 27, 1-6pm Ganyard Hill Farm 319 Sherron Road, Durham, NC 27703   Apply now (before Saturday Sept. 20th) to be entered in a raffle to win two free tickets 4 tickets will be given [...]

2014 Raleigh Gluten Free Expo

2014 Raleigh Gluten Free Expo

Are you currently on a gluten free diet? If you are and you happen to live anywhere Raleigh, NC, the 2014 Raleigh Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event is something you don’t want to miss. This event will be a combination of information, education and lots (and lots) of gluten free food samples. The 2014 [...]

2014 Asheville Gluten Free Expo

2014 Asheville Gluten Free Expo

The 2014 Asheville Gluten Free Expo will be held on Saturday, March 29th, 2014, from 10AM through 2PM on the Campus of UNC Asheville in the Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena, 227 Campus Drive. Admission is $5 .00 Children under 11 and under are free,  ($20 maximum for families) The Expo will feature Gluten Free tastings, samples, coupons, cooking [...]

Dining out Gluten free

Dining Out Gluten Free

Dining Out Gluten Free

guest post by Nancy J. Metcalf As anyone who must eat gluten free can attest, eating out can sometimes be a challenge. Thankfully many restaurants offer a gluten free menu. One word of warning, what this really means is the items may not actually “gluten free” but “should be gluten free”. In restaurants that do not [...]

Asheville Dining Out

There are more options for dining out on the gluten-free diet than ever before. Asheville is great for small local restaurants that are knowledgeable about gluten-free restrictions and are able to accommodate them. Many chain restaurants have realized the importance of catering to people with dietary restrictions and include gluten-free menus. However, we advise that [...]

Raleigh-Durham Dining Out

  There are more options for dining out on the gluten-free diet than ever before. The towns of Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Wake Forest and more offer a wide variety of great gluten free places to eat. The Triangle has good small local restaurants that are knowledgeable about gluten-free restrictions and are able to accommodate [...]

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A Guide to Surviving the Holidays Gluten Free

A Guide to Surviving the Holidays Gluten Free

Let’s face it, the holidays are busy and stressful. However, trying to navigate a gluten free diet during this time can triple the stress. The sensory temptations of baked goods are overwhelming as well as the possibilities of cross-contamination at holiday parties, Those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance are vulnerable from well-intended but sometimes [...]

Greensboro Whole Foods – A Whole New Gluten Free Offering

Greensboro Whole Foods – A Whole New Gluten Free Offering

Food shopping choices in Greensboro just got much better. When I first moved to Greensboro in 1995 I have to admit I was less than impressed with the grocery stores. After having lived in, and visited larger cities, I knew what a good quality grocery shopping experience could be, and I wasn’t finding it in [...]

2011 Gluten Free Halloween Candy Guide

2011 Gluten Free Halloween Candy Guide

 Goblins, witches and hordes of children at your doorstep! Halloween is scary enough without wondering what exactly you are putting in your mouth! Whether you prefer sour and tart treats or chocolate delights, there are plenty of gluten free candies available, the trick is telling the difference. We’ve put together this comprehensive guide of gluten [...]

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The Takeover of Jules Gluten Free

The Takeover of Jules Gluten Free

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you have to eat gluten free, and if you have celiac disease you may not know it, but you owe Jules Shepard a debt of gratitude. Jules has done a ton to increase awareness of celiac disease and the gluten free diet. Several years ago Jules was at the core of an effort called [...]

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2014 Charlotte Gluten Free Expo

2014 Charlotte Gluten Free Expo

| March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

This Year’s Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event will be March 29, 2014, 10 am – 4 pm at the Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208 This Event will be hosted by Echo Event Solutions, the same organization that has been successfully producing this event for years. I have personally been to this event in [...]

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Why I Stopped Eating Meat

Why I Stopped Eating Meat

| February 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Several years ago, just after getting diagnosed with Celiac Disease and finding out that I had to eat gluten free, I heard a radio broadcast that convinced me that eating meat was bad for me. I remember bits and pieces of what I heard, but not the facts. However I do remember being throughly convinced [...]

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