Celiac Support Group Blog

The Impossible Dream

Celiac Support Group - Thursday, August 03, 2017

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Mama Tenacious

Celiac Support Group - Friday, June 30, 2017

I met Dee Stark when I was asked to help edit a book she had written.  Dee was a woman of strong opinions, and it was clear that she didn't like some of mine!  But in our collaboration, I learned to appreciate the compassion that fueled her opinions and how she used both to help others.
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CeliAction Revelations

Celiac Support Group - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Bob's Best Dine-Outs

Celiac Support Group - Sunday, April 30, 2017

My job involves lots of traveling. My first business trip came around six months after I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I'd enjoyed eating gluten-free from the start. I hadn't been glutened. In hindsight I really didn't think it through - “How do you travel as a celiac?”   Read more…

Bob's Best Server

Celiac Support Group - Sunday, April 30, 2017

Here's my survey of one: I'm a big fan of the honesty thing. If servers aren't busy, I'll just start talking with them about their experiences and mine.   Read more…

Celiacs and Hashis

Celiac Support Group - Saturday, April 01, 2017

In The Thyroid Secret, Dr. Izabella Wentz calls out people diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis who call themselves “Hashis.”  As she points out, “we are not our disease.”  She made me think: How does her comment apply to me when I refer to people diagnosed with Celiac disease?   Read more…

Sugar Cravings? Strategies from Registered Dietitian Meghan O'Hara

Celiac Support Group - Monday, February 27, 2017

[When Celiac Support Group board member Meghan O'Hara, RD, blogged about how to deal with sugar cravings on her True Nourishment website, we knew we wanted to share. Meghan graciously agreed to be our “guest writer” for this purpose. Excerpts (plus a link to the full article and her website) follow. Thank you, Meghan!]  Read more…

Tax Returns and Gluten-Free: 3 Positive Connections

Celiac Support Group - Sunday, February 26, 2017

Did you know you may have a possible tax deduction for the costs of your gluten-free food?    Read more…

Critical Thinking: Poop Matters

Celiac Support Group - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

“Critical” can mean being disapproving, but “Critical Thinking” means analyzing both merits and faults of whatever we hear, read or see. Today, from a gluten-intolerance perspective, I'm thinking critically about poop matters.  Read more…

Restaurant Gluten Sensor -- Is it worth the price?

Celiac Support Group - Thursday, January 26, 2017

After what seemed like a long wait, I recently received the Nima, a small portable device that detects gluten in food. I have used the Nima sensor on three occasions. All of my tests have been at the same restaurant. I have become comfortable there, and I am on a first name basis with the chef.  Read more…