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Best State To Live In For The gluten-free Diet?

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Okay, I'm a bit loathe to say it because some of us like to keep Maine our own little secret, but, Portland, Me. is very good. BUT we have lots of snow and long winters and there's ice and you probably wouldn't like it here... (Heh, heh, heh.....))


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I like to live in a state of gluten-free contentedness, wherever that may be. :rolleyes:


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Caffeine free 1973

Lactose free 1990

(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's

Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

Legume free March 2010

Now tolerant of lactose

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With resources like Gluten-Free Mall, Amazon an many of the gluten-free manufacturers available online, why worry about where you live based on your status? Go where you find the best job offers and adjust your gluten-free lifestyle appropriately. SF, SJ and pennisula area are good for gluten-free but also have 24/7 lifestyle bonuses that have nothing to to with gluten-free. It depends on what you want and are habituated to. I have cousin in NY that moved to SF to be with her friends from high school. She thought the Bay Area was boring and moved back to NYC. Go figure.... :rolleyes:

I know people in the tiniest places in the middle of nowhere that have great support groups and shopping; farm towns in the middle of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Nebraska.

There's some pretty small, sleepy, conservative places in CA that are good for gluten-free but stink as far as jobs and lifestyle and vice versa.

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Honestly so surprised to not see more people shouting out AUSTIN TEXAS!! I'm not sure how I can put this other than, we only eat out and no matter where we go, I'm talking fast food (p. terry's, chick-fil-a, hat creek, plus so many more), food trucks, special occasion restaurants (Jack Allen's!), regular fast-casual dining, cafes! (kerbey lane, magnolia cafe, 24 diner). So many options, we never have an issue eating out. Not to mention one of the most beautiful places to live in the USA with so many natural water sources in every neighborhood you will never stop discovering new ones across the city (Barton Springs Pool, Hamilton pool, barton creek greenbelt, so so so so many more, lake travis and lake austin are also gorgeous). Doesn't matter your age, I truly believe Austin is a special place to live for anyone.

So many restaurants don't advertise the gluten free menu's because it's just so commonplace here. I was so surprised to see Austin wasn't here I immediately made this account just so I could let some of you know. We have fantastic schools, such friendly people, wonderful opportunities, and some of the best festivals in the country. Don't leave this off your list because of any prior experiences with Texas - Austin is truly a whole different world.



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