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Editor's NoteAug/Sep 2013 Issue

Eat Well, Pay Less

Alicia Woodward

Most of us love a bargain. I don’t care how much money you have, it’s hard to resist a good deal, especially when it comes to quality food. This is particularly true for those of us on a special diet. Sticker shock at the grocery store is the surprise side effect of getting diagnosed. The high cost of gluten-free prepared foods and allergy-friendly (“free-from”) commercial products is our number one complaint.

When it comes to finding bargains, the thrill of the hunt can be, well, thrilling—but who has the time? That’s why I’m excited to announce Living Without’s GlutenFreeDEALS.com, our new website where you can get wonderful, popular gluten-free and allergy-friendly products for less money. This service is free. Just go to GlutenFreeDEALS.com and sign up. You’ll start receiving coupons so you can stop cringing at the cash register.

Our goal is to make it easier for you to live well, living without. With that in mind, there’s help in these pages. Our summer recipes are certain to whet your appetite and satisfy your cravings. Indulge in our mouthwatering ice cream made with a short list of pure, wholesome ingredients. A scoop of this stuff is the sure antidote to a sizzling afternoon and the perfect way to complete a meal.

But don’t stop there. Enjoy our classic Southern menu, deliciously reworked for your special dietary needs. Not only is this meal gluten-free and allergy-friendly, it’s made with nutrient-dense ingredients that ensure it’s as good for you as it is flavorful. Don’t miss our easy-to-make gourmet condiments (they’re show-stopping) and our super-quick old-fashioned breads (you whip them up using a mix). And if you’re wondering about the buzz regarding coconut oil, read all about this tropical product—plus, how to use it—in these pages.

As usual, we keep you abreast of the latest medical science and its impact on your life. Check out “Love Your Gut,” our article on the gut biome and its potential effect on digestive issues and your immune system. This new area of research offers exciting implications for those on special diets.

Happy, healthy summer!

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