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marylandceliac

On my blog, the Gluten Free Optimist, you will find gluten-free news, reviews, praise, and humor. I am a freelance writer and wrote articles published in Gluten-Free Living magazine. I am also the DC Gluten Free Examiner and have been gluten-free since January 2007.
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10 Important Facts about Celiac Disease and a Gluten-Free Diet by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease 1. Do not start a gluten-free diet until you have been tested for celiac disease (celiac panel blood test and endoscopy if necessary). Testing will not be accurate if you a ... Read on »
10 Positive Things About Having Celiac Disease by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Yesterday, I happened to walk by many delicious looking gluten baked goods at Trader Joe’s. I said to my daughter, “I am glad they are not gluten free”. She was shocked and ... Read on »
100th Post: Top 10 Gluten-Free Products, News, and Events in 2009 by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease My 100th post is the perfect time to reflect on the last year. I started this blog in December 2008, which seems like a lifetime ago with all the gluten-free advances th ... Read on »
2011: Gluten-Free In and Out List by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease What’s hot in gluten-free in 2011 and what's not? Take a look at this list I created. What do you think? I welcome all comments - disagree, agree, or add your own! Happy New ... Read on »
A Fantastic Article about Celiac Disease by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Every week, I read several articles about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet that show up in Google Alerts and various news feeds. Many of the articles appearing in new ... Read on »
A Funny Review: Trader Joe's Frozen Pancakes by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I was so excited to try Trader Joe's gluten free and dairy frozen pancakes. I have heard good things about them and even decided to buy two boxes after a store employ ... Read on »
A gluten free story written by my 7 year old daughter by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease When Mommy found out that she had Celiac Disease, I was 5 years old and worried that I would not like trying gluten free foods. I do not have Celiac Disease, but I do l ... Read on »
A Gluten Free Surprise by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease It truly is the simplest things in life that can make you the happiest: trying a great new gluten free food, perfecting a gluten free recipe, discovering a new restaurant t ... Read on »
A Great Celiac Disease Video by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This great video provides a brief and accurate overview of celiac disease. It was part of the recent General Mills gluten-free Chex press release done by MultiVu. The Gener ... Read on »
A Great Katz Gluten-Free Coupon by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Visit  healthesavers.com to print this great Katz coupon .  The coupon expires on December 30, 2010, and you save $2 on any one item! Check the box next to the coupon, enter ... Read on »
A Money Saving Tip by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease A great perk of contacting companies by phone or on the Web to inquire about products is the coupons they often mail. Earlier this week I signed up for the Lundberg mailing ... Read on »
A New Gluten-Free Support Group for Teens by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Teen Advocates with Gluten Sensitivities (TAGS) is a new support group, which is part of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG). The president of the group is 16-year-old Mari ... Read on »
A New Name for Perky’s Nutty Cereals: Enjoy Life Crunchy by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Enjoy Life Foods announced today that the gluten and nut free Perky’s Nutty Flax and Perky’s Nutty Rice cereals are now part of the Enjoy Life brand. The product ingredient ... Read on »
A Special Update: My Daughter’s Letter to President Obama by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease The new summer issue of Gluten-Free Living magazine has an article about my daughter’s letter to President Obama. We were so happy to see her picture on page 10 and read t ... Read on »
Access Hollywood Videos: Bill Clinton’s Gluten-Free Lunch and Inside La Tulipe Desserts by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Bill Clinton had lunch on Friday, July 30 at Gigi Trattoria , where he enjoyed a flavorful gluten-free buckwheat gnocchetti pasta. The pasta dish is shown at the end of this ... Read on »
Amazing Awareness – Celiac Disease on Celebrity Apprentice by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Tonight on Celebrity Apprentice, the task was to create a new healthy frozen meal for Schwan's. Annie Duke suggested turkey meatballs with gluten free pasta. When questione ... Read on »
Amazing Awareness – Celiac Disease on Four Television Shows Today by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Today was the official release of Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s book The G-Free Diet . For a detailed review of the book see Sure Foods Living . Elisabeth’s website lists se ... Read on »
AMAZING AWARENESS - 16 YEAR OLD STARTS GLUTEN FREE PIE BUSINESS by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Elizabeth Petry lives on a farm in Minnesota. She is only 16 and has started baking and selling gluten free pies. She sold out of her pies at a farmer's market and had requ ... Read on »
Amazing Awareness - Celiac Sprue Association Video by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease On May 16, Debbie Paul and Diane Craig of the Celiac Sprue Association appeared on the Sacramento news. This video does a great job of explaining celiac symptoms and gluten ... Read on »
Amazing Awareness - Celiac videos on "You Tube" by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease On "You Tube", you can search for celiac or gluten free and find hundreds of results, including many cooking demos, educational videos, and news reports. It is so nice to ... Read on »