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Unexplained Rise in the Incidence of Celiac Disease

Welcome to Your Gluten Free Life When I was growing up, Celiac Disease seemed to be almost unknown. I know it was a battle for my mother to convince our doctor that I had anything wrong. It took a real battle for her to get me diagnosed. Over the...

Celiac Disease – Differences in symptoms in adults and children

Welcome to Your Gluten Free Life A lot of people are not aware that celiac disease presents differently in children and adults. The most common signs of celiac disease in adults are diarrhea, tiredness and weight loss. They may also have bloating, pain in the abdomen, constipation and vomiting....

No Soup, Salad Instead

Welcome to Your Gluten Free Life. I know it’s Winter here in Australia, but I love a good salad any time of the year. And you lucky folk in the Northern Hemisphere are just starting your summer. So the salad I’ve got this week will be ideal for you....

Autistic Children and the Gluten Free Diet

Welcome to Your Gluten Free Life. A few years ago, I read somewhere that some parents of autistic children reported that a gluten and/or casein free diet helped with some of the symptoms of autism. Specifically, they reported improvements in communication, cognitive, motor, verbal and social skills. Based on the...

How long is it since you had scones?

Welcome to Your Gluten Free Life. When I was cooking with wheat I was proud of my scone making ability. I could make light, fluffy, tall scones. By tall, I mean they weren’t little nuggets of scones like some you see around. Mine were big pillowy things that just...

Chilies and Pumpkin Soup

Welcome to Your Gluten Free Life. It’s all about chilis and soup this week. I’ve just reaped the last rewards of my summer harvest, and I now have chilies coming out my ears. I planted a new bush at the beginning of summer because my last bush had run...

Happy Mother’s Day

Hi there! Is it Mother’s Day where you are? It is here in Australia, so a big hello to all the mums out there. I’ve got a couple of real treats for you here you can try for yourself, or for your mother. But first, I’ve got some interesting...

Vitamin Supplements and Celiac Disease

Welcome back, I don’t know about you, but I take a few vitamins and minerals to supplement my diet. As well as a multi-vitamin, I take essential fatty acids (flaxseed oil), turmeric (I’ll cover this one in a later blog entry), and calcium and vitamin D. However, I regularly...

It’s Anzac Day here In Australia and New Zealand

Welcome back, April 25 is Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand. For those of you not from these parts, ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. During World War 1 the Anzacs fought together at Gallipoli in a doomed attempt to take a peninsula in the...

Easter Time is Family Time

Welcome back,I hope you all had a Happy Easter. Easter is family time for us. My partner, Adrian, and I live south of Perth, Western Australia, a couple of hours south of our kids. So we don’t get to see them and the grandkids as often as we would...
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