Going Gluten-Free

Your Pet’s “Big 8”

Because 90 percent of all food allergies are caused by just eight items (wheat, milk, peanut, tree nuts, egg, soy fish, shellfish), these foods are often called the Big 8. Living Without’s Laurel Greene recently discovered another Big 8 list. These are foods that are problematic for your pet.   More...

Chill Out!

This summer is bringing record-breaking heat to much of the United States. It's time to beat the heat and indulge in some allergy-friendly ice cream.   More...

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...