Going Gluten-Free

Ignorance Isn't Bliss

Living Without editor Alicia Woodward says that what you don't know about celiac disease can make you sick.   More...

Play [Gluten-Free] Ball!

No need to go hungry while enjoying certain major league baseball games. This summer, more stadiums are offering gluten-free fare.   More...

What’s Good for Us

For Living Without’s food editor Beth Hillson, celiac disease has opened doors to learning wonderful things about food and wellness.   More...

Counting Calories

Living Without’s nutritional data analyst Laurel Greene talks about portion sizes and ways to cut back on calories.   More...

Celiac Disease and C-Section

A new study suggests that children with celiac disease are more likely to be born by c-section. Living Without’s medical writer Christine Boyd, who has celiac disease and is pregnant with her second child, wonders why.   More...

The Pleasures and Pickles of Summer

“Oh, the things we do as parents!”, says Living Without contributor Tom Charla. Father of a 10-year-old boy who has celiac disease and type 1 diabetes, Tom knows that summertime events will have him doing whatever it takes to make certain his son fits in.   More...

Dinner Is Served

Writer Eve Becker, author of “Seeds of Trouble, Sesame is Sprouting into a Significant Food Allergen” (June/July 2010), has a little girl with celiac disease and a father who’s allergic to sesame. Eve was sure she had it covered—until they sat down to dinner the other night.   More...

Gluten Free Going Mainstream

I was standing in line in my local grocery store the other day and realized that six of the eight items I was buying were labeled “gluten free.” I felt like I had arrived. No longer was celiac disease and the gluten-free diet a secret little society in which a few people traded tips and product information. I looked around and wondered how many other people in the checkout line were thinking the same thing, were eating gluten free.   More...

May Is Celiac Awareness Month

“Food Editor Beth Hillson invites you to share a piece of cake, virtually-speaking, and celebrate May and Celiac Awareness Month. Events commemorating this special occasion are taking place all over the country. Come in and take a look. Tell us how you will celebrate Celiac Awareness Month and what kind of cake you’ll be serving.”   More...

Size Matters

While sorting through some old dishes my mom saved from her restaurant (she owned a little diner when I was young), I was struck by a very mundane item—a heavy, white china coffee cup. No, I wasn’t struck in the head by it; I was dumbfounded by its size.   More...

Preschool

I recently toured a preschool on behalf of my 20-month-old daughter. I’m looking to enroll her in a program that starts next fall but it turns out I’m way behind. I made the rookie-parent mistake of applying too late and landed on the waiting list. However, the preschool kindly invited me for a tour in case a spot opened.   More...

Living Without’s News Brief: Historic Health Care Bill and Celiac Disease

Earlier this week, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. This historical legislation will significantly reform the nation’s health care system. There is considerable controversy surrounding the legislation, with critics citing its cost to taxpayers and concerns about the expanded role of government in administering it. There is also significant criticism about the procedural tactics used by Congressional Democrats to pass the bill.   More...