People have been following a gluten-free lifestyle for quite a while now, but in the last five years or so, it seems that the gluten-free diet has been getting a bad rap. Labeled a “fad diet” by many, it’s thought to be another “lose weight quickly” idea, but for those of us who live with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, it’s much more than that.
What many people don’t realize is that the diet is only part of the lifestyle. If you’re new to living gluten-free, the whole idea of having to follow the lifestyle can be a bit daunting. We’ve rounded up some great resources to make your journey a bit easier!
Living the Gluten-Free Lifestyle
The term “gluten-free” isn’t only applicable to food. In fact, you’ll learn that it can apply to many things in your daily life. While there is gluten in many foods and while it’s true that it does need to be avoided, gluten is in many other places, too.
Have you checked your shampoo or body wash? Your cosmetics or facial scrub? There’s even gluten in the glue on envelopes and in some medications. Understanding that gluten isn’t just in food is an important first step, and once you’ve pinpointed all of the places that gluten might lurk in your everyday life, it starts to get easier to eliminate it.
If you’ve done that, but still feel a bit lost, there’s no need to worry. There are plenty of magazines, books, and other resources available that can help guide you to living a healthier gluten-free lifestyle.
Whether you’re new to the gluten-free diet or have been following one for a number of years, you know how difficult it can be to stay on track sometimes. Gluten-Free Living is dedicated to offering you the best advice and tips for living gluten-free the healthy way.
Packed with delicious gluten-free recipes, info on new gluten-free food options, savings advice for a cheaper trip to the gluten-free aisle, and articles on the gluten-free lifestyle in general, you don’t want to miss a single issue!
Going on vacation? Eating away from home? No problem! Gluten-Free Living can help you decide where and what to eat with columns like “Travel.” There’s also regular advice for kids from kids on how to manage the gluten-free lifestyle.
If you or your entire family is gluten-free, you’ll find a wealth of help in every issue.
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Food sensitivities are never a fun thing to deal with, but Gluten-Free & More makes navigating those rough waters a little more fun. Each issue offers plenty of advice on gluten-free living, but works to include other food allergies, such as dairy, sugar, egg, wheat, peanut, soy, and many more.
Because food allergies are no laughing matter, the column titled “House Call” offers medical perspectives on the most common allergies and sensitivities. If you’re in the market for recipes, you’ll find some of the best in each issue, along with tips on ingredients replacements and recommendations for new products, books, and more.
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Eating gluten-free can be tough. If you’re a recipe addict or just looking for something new to try check out “Gluten-Free Quick & Easy,” a recipe collection by Carol Fenster, Ph.D.
Whether you’re a fan of pasta, pizza, or something entirely different, you’re sure to find a recipe for it here. The author has included well over 200 delicious recipes for everything from hearty breads and homestyle entrees, to great-tasting breakfasts and dessert options.
Cooking for yourself or your family doesn’t have to be time-consuming and difficult anymore! Carol Fenster offers all of her secrets for crafting great-tasting home-cooked meals with shortcuts and time-saving advice.
Get your meals on the table in a flash, and even plan for the week ahead!
- Get “Gluten-Free Quick & Easy” from Natural Healthy Concepts here
If you’ve been living gluten-free for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard that grains and sugar are bad for your brain. “Grain Brain” is a New York Times Bestseller by Dr. David Perlmutter that explains the connections between your brain and the foods that may be harming it, most notably sugar, grains, and carbohydrates.
You’ll learn about what happens to your brain when you eat bread and fruit, and hear about how the human body may be able to grow new brain cells at all ages.
If you’re interested in seeing how beneficial Dr. Perlmutter’s 4-week plan can be in helping create a healthier, happier version of yourself, you won’t want to miss this book!
- Get “Grain Brain” from Natural Healthy Concepts here
Written by Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist in Wisconsin, “Wheat Belly” is also a New York Times Bestseller that discusses how the ingestion of wheat contributes to obesity and other health issues.
The author explains that excluding wheat from your daily diet is a key player in weight loss and can help get your back on the road to optimal health. He aims to show how wheat is making you sick and offers a plan for getting rid of it and bettering your life and health.
- Get “Wheat Belly” from Barnes & Noble here
If you’re more of an Internet person, we haven’t forgotten about you. There are some great resources all over the Web that provide a wealth of information on everything from living with celiac disease and dealing with gluten intolerance to the best gluten-free recipes and even info on how to get your family to embrace a gluten-free lifestyle.
Below are just a few of our favorites:
- Gluten Dude: The Naked Truth About Living Gluten-Free
- Wheat Belly Lifestyle Institute
- David Perlmutter, M.D.
- National Foundation for Celiac Awareness: Celiac Central
We also have suggestions for further reading below:
- What Does Gluten-Free Actually Mean, Anyway?
- No, Cheating on Your Gluten-Free Diet is NOT Okay
- The Parent’s Guide to Gluten-Free
- Nutrient Deficiencies & Gluten-Free Diets: What You Should Know
- Foods That Cross-React with Gluten: 24 Possibilities
Did You Know?
You’re probably pretty vigilant about keeping gluten out of your diet, but every so often, you might end up being “glutened.” There are a number of foods that contain gluten in sneaky ways, and there’s always the chance that you could unknowingly eat gluten at a family holiday or other get-together.
Regardless of where, when, or how it happens, being “glutened” is never a pleasant experience, and for some of us, it can take days to recover and get back to feeling normal again.
However, the good news is that there are supplements that can help your body digest gluten in an easier way. If you’re interested, you can see those options below:
- Gluten Aid DPP IV Enzyme Activity from MRM
- GlutenEase w/DPP-IV Activity from Enzymedica
- SpectraZyme Gluten Digest from Metagenics
Are there other resources you use? We’d love to hear more about them. Please leave us a comment below!
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