25 Resources for Gluten Free Food

Finding gluten free food can be a real pain. Especially when you want to find gluten free food that tastes good and that is easy and quick to eat when on the go. Here are 25 great resources or places to get gluten free food.

1. Health food store. Nowadays many grocery stores have gluten free food but often health food stores have even more.

2. Enjoy Life. This brand has created a whole line of delicious gluten free cookies.

3. Blue Diamond- a brand of great tasting gluten free crackers, and other gluten free products.

4. Quinoa- this great gluten free grain is similar to rice

5. Google gluten free restaurants and your city and you will be amazed at what you will find.

6. Dish Freely- an iphone app to help you find gluten free dishes nearby.

7. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables- they are gluten free. Yes I know but I couldn’t resist including it.

8. Ask your favorite restaurant when you order if they have a gluten free version. You will be surprised how many places can do this for you.

9. Udis bread. This company makes great tasting gluten free bread.

10. Find a gluten free bakery. Use Google to search for them in your local area. They are starting to appear everywhere and many of these bakeries also have their food in grocery stores as well.

11. Nutrition and supplement stores.

12. Read specialty magazines. Living Without is a great example.

13. Go to youtube and search for gluten free food and see what ideas appear.

14. Ask your friends on facebook for ideas.

15. Ask twitter for ideas about gluten free food.

16. Ask your friends and family.

17. Check amazon.com This may seem crazy but amazon has a large selection of food including gluten free food.

18. Check out any organic or natural food based cafes or restaurants. These are growing in popularity and most have at least a selection of gluten free food.

19. Search meetup.com for gluten free meetups then attend and ask the attendees for ideas.

20. Find support groups for celliacs and get great ideas.

21. Check out the gluten free expo that comes to most major convention centers about once a year.

22. Attend other health and wellness expos and ask.

23. Do an online search for gluten free recipes.

24. Experiment with making your own gluten free food.

25. Look in the food isles at the store for gluten free versions of other foods. Usually they are right next to each other and easily viewable.

What other ideas do you have about finding gluten free food?

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Pros and Cons of Using a Neti Pot for cleansing your sinuses

Have you used a neti pot to help with cleansing your sinuses? Many people do. I use them and have for years. However, it is not always the best way to unblock your sinuses. Here are some pros and cons for using a neti pot for cleaning out your sinuses.

Pros

Neti pots are inexpensive and a great way to get a large amount of water and saline or other medicine into your sinuses without the hassles of Q-tips, kleenex, or other methods.

Neti pots are proven to be an effective method for clearing out your sinuses.

Neti pots are pretty simple to use

Cons

They can harbor unsafe bacteria if you are not careful. For example back in December two ladies died from improper use of a neti pot.

They can be a pain to use without a large sink to catch the water, you can end up with a big mess. Without the proper solution, they can cause more damage than they help.

So how do you avoid the cons and make a neti pot work for you?

I recommend:

using distilled water or filtered water rather than tap water
adding a few drops of peppermint, melaleuca, or another essential oil to to the neti pot solution
using only a high quality of saline solution that is designed for neti pots instead of just plain salt or anything else
making sure that you keep your neti pot cleaned out rather than letting it sit and collect bacteria in it.

Food Intolerance or Food Allergy?

Do you have a food intolerance or a food allergy?

This can be difficult to figure out for many people since the symptoms of a food allergy and a food intolerance can seem like they are more or less the same. However, they are different and here are some things to consider when determining whether or not you have a food intolerance or a food allergy.

1. What happens when you eat a small amount of the food? For example one piece of bread for wheat.
If you have a severe reaction then you have an allergy, but if you can eat some of the food from time to time without any significant health problem, or other allergic reaction but you do have problems when you eat a large amount of that food then you have a food intolerance. For example, I have a food intolerance to wheat but I am not allergic to wheat. So I can have some wheat from time to time and I am fine but if I eat sandwiches, cookies or other wheat products for more than one meal within a short time frame or during allergy season, then I have a reaction to it.

2. Have you been formally tested for food allergies? You can go to an allergy specialist or a naturopath and get tested and then you will know which foods cause allergic reactions and which ones cause a food intolerance.

3. Do your pollen allergies, sinus allergies, or other allergies get worse when you eat a certain food? If so, chances are good that you have an allergy to that food. Many people don’t realize it but the same allergens that exist in many foods, also exist in pollen and other outdoor elements.

In short, the main reason why you want to know if you have a food intolerance or a food allergy is so that you can be aware and know whether or not you can sometimes eat a certain food, or, if you must avoid it all of the time.