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ABOUT admingfg
I am the founder of Gluten Free Grapevine. I enjoy sharing gluten free tips and restaurant advice with others on a gf diet. I have been eating gluten free since 2009, when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease.
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Gluten Free Preparedness
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Keep a list of gluten-free restaurants and gluten-free chef cards in your car, backpack or purse. It also is a good idea to have some snacks that don't easily spoil. Replace these as needed. Braden, our 6-year-old son, has near meltdowns if he gets really hungry. It's is always so much better to have GF pretzels or some other snack on hand rather than run around looking for a convenient store that might have GF potato chips or some other food we'd rather he not eat.

Submitted on May 18, 2011

Gluten Free At: The Grain House
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Update: The Grain House now notes GF items on their menu.

We recently went to The Grain House in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. It was a wonderful experience on a night when we were willing to spend a little more for dinner. The Grain House is a historic restaurant adjacent to the Olde Mille Inn.

Almost all of the salad dressings are gluten free and all are prepared fresh.

Submitted on Apr 13, 2011

ConAgra's Gluten Free Products
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I called ConAgra today (March 1, 2011), because the ConAgra Gluten Statement on it's website gave the impression that they have no gluten free products. This is not the case according to their customer service representat

Submitted on Mar 01, 2011

Ambiguous Changes After a Celiac Disease Diagnosis
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One of the problems with any chronic illness is that the way in which it changes an individual's life can be ambiguous. Trying to pin down exactly what is different can be difficult. There is change, and it can start to feel overwhelming. When this happens - in relation to Celiac Disease - the person ceases to work through their transition from what their life looked like before diagnosis to a new and functional (and hopefully happy!) gluten free life.

Submitted on Feb 25, 2011

What is Celiac Disease?
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Celiac Disease is defined by the National Institutes of Health as follows:

Broadly:

Celiac disease is an immune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. It is estimated that 1% of all Americans suffer from the disease, though many have not been diagnosed and have never received treatment.

More specifically:

Celiac disease is an immune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley.

Submitted on Feb 10, 2011

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