Gluten Free 101

What’s all this talk about gluten? It’s in the news, from sports to celebrities, and can have the appearance of being the latest diet fad.

Well, we have news for you. Gluten-free is not a weight loss method. In fact, most people with an actual intolerance to gluten gain weight when going on a gluten-free diet, because their bodies are finally getting some nutrition. Celiac disease and gluten intolerance are digestive disorders, so we invite you to inform yourself before taking unnecessary (and potentially unhealthy) steps.

Whether you are curious about going gluten-free, just got diagnosed, or want to delve deeper, we have an ever-growing collection of information. We’ve split it into sections below for easy reference, and at the bottom of this page you’ll find our latest gluten-free blog posts.

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Getting Started

So, You Need to Go Gluten-Free. Now What?

Jennifer shares her top 5 tips for managing your head, which is the first place to get situated so your body can heal. After 20 years in the world of fine food and wine, Jennifer had to make some major changes, and she can guide you through the emotional process.
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Food & Drink

When you first go gluten-free, it can all be a little bit confusing. Thankfully, we are dedicated eaters, so our growing collection recipes, cookbook reviews and primers on foods to explore can give you some new ideas. Two handy references:
List of Gluten-Free Ingredients & Additives
List of Non-Gluten-Free Ingredients & Wildcards
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If you’re traveling while adjusting to your new life, that adds a whole new level of stress to things. Will the airport have something you can eat? What’s safe? We’ll continue to add to this section with our favorite destinations, but here are some tips to start: Holiday Travel Tips.
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Educational Resources
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness has loads of information for you to empower and educate yourself. They were (and are) our go-to resource for facts, research and cutting-edge news.

see all of our gluten-free posts