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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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Kicking for Celiac and a Guinness Record by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Craig Pinto will hold a unique fundraiser for celiac disease while attempting to break the Guinness record. The professional arena football player will kick field goals for ... Read on »
Ibuprofen: Cheap, Generic, and Gluten-Free by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Look what I found today! The regular price is only $1.77 for 50 tablets, and it is now labeled gluten-free! After making this discovery at Target, I qu ... Read on »
Who Do You Want to See Oprah Interview? by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Since it is the farewell season of The Oprah Show, the show is asking for viewer ideas on who Oprah should interview. Submit your request to The Oprah Show for a show about ... Read on »
When a Family Member Refuses to be Tested for Celiac Disease by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease It is frustrating to hear about people who refuse to be tested for celiac disease. Fortunately, when I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2007, all of my family members we ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Bisquick: Reviews and Tips by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease The new gluten-free Bisquick is showing up in stores and several bloggers have posted reviews. Surprisingly, the box is very small and only contains 16 ounces. According ... Read on »
New Gluten-Free Mini Dessert at P.F. Chang’s by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease When I ordered the irresistible gluten-free Chocolate Dome at P.F. Chang’s tonight, the waiter informed me that they now have another gluten-free dessert. It is a mini Tripl ... Read on »
Dr. Vikki Petersen Responds to the Today Show Gluten-Free Segment by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease A recent segment on the Today Show called, “Gluten-free: Diet fad or healthy option?” stirred up a lot of emotions in the gluten-free community. You can watch the segment he ... Read on »
Bill Clinton is Allergic to Wheat and Dairy by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Apparently, back in 2007, Bill Clinton's allergies were discussed on some television shows, including the Rachael Ray Show and The Today Show.  After a lot of Googling, I fo ... Read on »
View Photos of Chelsea Clinton's Wedding Cake by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Entertainment Tonight has several photos of Chelsea's enormous and elegant wedding cake.  The cake was indeed gluten-free, but it was not vegan!  That is very unfortunate ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Junior Olympian Wins Gold Medals by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease You may remember my blog post several months ago called, “ Fourth Grader with Diabetes and Celiac Disease Qualifies for the Junior Olympics .” Well, this amazing young athle ... 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 »
Who Made Chelsea Clinton's Gluten-Free Wedding Cake? by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease The media has been buzzing about Chelsea Clinton's vegan gluten-free wedding cake, which is estimated to be $11,000.  She has a "gluten allergy" and has been vegan since she ... Read on »
Recall: Deboles Kids Only Gluten-Free Pasta by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease This recall is for a new gluten-free pasta, DeBoles Kids Only! Gluten Free Tubettini Corn Pasta, which I just purchased at Whole Foods this week. The box I purchased is not ... Read on »
Scientists Discover Molecular Triggers of Celiac Disease by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease The results of a celiac disease study conducted in Australia are published in Science Translational Medicine (July 21, 2010 issue). The researchers collected blood samples f ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Videos: Fox News Strategy Room by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Here are some good gluten-free video segments that recently aired on FoxNews.com on  The Strategy Room , "the web's most talked about live show."  Marlisa Brown, author of ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Cupcake Wins Cupcake Wars on the Food Network by marylandceliac 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Lisa Cowden, a baker at Gluten-Free Creations (GFC) bakery in Scottsdale, Arizona, won Cupcake Wars on the Food Network.  The episode called " Survival of the Fittest " airs ... Read on »
The Gluten-Free Guide to College by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease The Gluten-Free Guide to College is the result of a nationwide research study.  It is based on responses from over 70 gluten-free college students and ten anonymous intervie ... Read on »
Review: New Rudi's Gluten-Free Breads by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Rudi's sent me free loaves of their new gluten-free breads.  In July or August, the frozen loaves will be available for purchase in many stores.  If you recognize the name ... Read on »
Discover New Products in Gluten-Free Living by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease I am now writing New for You in every issue of Gluten-Free Living . In this issue, there are ten companies with new gluten-free foods and a new gluten-free App. ... Read on »
Vote for Gluten-Free Girl to Have Her Own Show on Oprah's New Network by marylandceliac Posted in: Blog Posts in Celiac Disease Oprah is accepting auditions online for a chance to have Your OWN Show on Oprah's new network. On Twitter, I saw a few gluten-free auditions this week, but this audition fro ... Read on »