A few gluten free finds and things that made me happy lately.
1. This sign at Vic’s Bagel Bar in NYC. Their gluten free bagels are seriously drool-worthy, and they are serious about preventing cross contamination for those of us with Celiac disease. Props to them!
2. These cocoa pebbles treats are gluten free! They’re awful for you, but who doesn’t love a little Fred Flinstone-endorsed sugar high?
3. I was quoted in a CNBC article on the food allergy business based off of my blog post about the cost of eating gluten free where I estimated that I spend over a grand more on food than the average single woman my age. So exciting!
As always, sometimes it’s hard to find the bright spots in the world of Celiac disease, but you can always find a way 🙂
That bagel looks delicious. Did you have any cross contamination reactions? (I wasn’t sure if you were Celiac or not)
I agree. Celiac was once ocnsidered a cilodhohd disease. Studies have shown that most often, chidren who were diagnosed with Celiac, grow up to be adults with unexplained symptoms. All Celiac’s know that this is one of the most difficult dignoses to make. Many doctors still treat the individual symptoms, without treating the underlying cause, which is the very food we consume to stay alive. I have found that, in retrospect, i have had symptoms all my life. Having been misdiagnosed, it took my Uncle, then my Grandfather almost dying, and being dignosed with Celiac sprue to bring the disease to my attention. Seems my family was full of undiagnosed Celiacs, and we have all benefitted from a gluten free diet.
Nope. As long as you alert them that you’re celiac then you’re fine (they pull out a new cutting board, change gloves, etc.) If you don’t though it’s definitely a risk.since there are all kinds of gluten crumbs everywhere.