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Katie Nelson

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I was diagnosed with Celiac disease on November 1, 2006. Funny how easily I remember the exact day I went gluten-free. The date is as easy to remember as Christmas or my birthday. At first, I assumed I would be consuming nothing but grass and nuts for the rest of my life. But through trial and error, and with the love and support of my family and friends, I have been living gluten-free for nearly two years. I couldn't be happier or healthier. I am gladly gluten-free!

  1. The word is out my friends, and gluten-free is slowly but surely oozing its way into everyday conversations, literary articles, and food labels.But beware! Not all labels are up-to-date. Why, just last night at a baseball game, I happened to glance at a bag of Doritos chips. I had even been told...
  2. Awareness of Celiac disease is spreading, by Joe, and restaurants are taking full advantage of the added patronage! Some stops that are required for the weary traveller, or simply the local resident, are listed below:In N Out- Now, I know they have these guys all up and down the coast, but the one...
  3. This past weekend, I was taken to brunch by some family members. Aware of my gluten restrictions, they decided to take me to Draeger's in San Mateo, a wonderful market that not only sells produce, but also has numerous amounts of gluten-free items for purchase! A gigantic banner on the front of their...
  4. If you ever feel obligated to visit northern California, there are two gluten-free establishments that should not be missed.Firstly, the Mariposa Bakehouse and Cafe is a must-see. This quaint little establishment located on the Berkeley/Oakland border is impeccably clean, and better yet, is entirely...
  5. I am a finicky eater. I admit it. When I was young, I used to say I didn't like a certain type of food because I just didn't like it. When asked if I had ever tasted it before, I would say no, but even so, I still didn't like the food. (Ok, I still occasionally use this excuse, but I am getting better...