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Saturday, February 4th, 2012

G-Free Love

In honor of Valentine’s day, here are some of the things I <heart> in the gluten-free and Celiac world!

  • First things first:’s Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Candy List
  • Hungry for a new gluten-free breakfast cereal?  Shelley Case has a great listing of nutritional values of different cereals.
  • Love someone college-bound? Wendy of Celiacs in the House has started a great section on her blog on gluten-free college life.
  • I profiled a variety of heart-and-Celiac friendly blogs in my Jan Newsletter.
  • I rarely advertise products, but made an exception because I think this is one many people will enjoy.  I hear so many complaints of people who are looking for more variety and bored with the usual gluten-free suspects.I stumbled upon GFreeConnect, and I’m glad I did!  In their words: GFree Connect organizes a quarterly gluten-free Care Pack filled with approximately 25 product samples, coupons and educational materials.   Every three months the products change so you get to try different products / flavors.   The introductory price is $19.99 +shipping, then future Care Packs are $29.99 + shipping.  Value of each Care Pack is over $120.
  • I had the pleasure of reviewing quite a few books last year.  I was very surprised that the one that got the most use was “Gluten-Free in Five Minutes” by Roben Ryberg.  I’m a bit of a food snob and not a fan of microwaves.  That being said, I really appreciate being able to make a little g-free cake for my favorite husband in just a few minutes.
  • Love to read everything you can on celiac disease?  My favorite book on the science along with Celiac is Real Life with Celiac disease by Melinda Dennis and David Leffler.

Celiac Webinars: New Project that makes my heart flutter:

I’m very excited about my new Celiac Webinar Series for Dietitians, nutritionists and health professionals.  They’re they’re research focused and aimed at health professionals, but anyone is welcome to take them, and CEUs available for RDs/DTRs.

Topics include:

  • Celiac Disease: What every RD Should Know
  • Gluten Free and Healthy
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • A Happy, Healthy Pregnancy and Baby


There are so many great people on twitter out there, and it would be impossible to list all of them.  These are just a handful that I love!

@CeliacResearch Center for Celiac Research always has the latest and greatest Celiac and gluten-free info.

@Shirleygfe Gluten-Free Easily by Shirley Braden—A great mix of recipes, news, and giveaways

@JulesGlutenFree—Jules Shepherd shares many recipes and has a great eye for new research studies, too!

@gftravelsite Karen has the latest on gluten free restaurants and travel reviews.

@MarylandCeliac  Sandra does a great job giving good local DC G-Free scoop.

You can also find me @CherylHarrisRD

If you haven’t yet commented, please keep in mind that the FDA Gluten in Medications Comment Period is OPEN!  Did you know that there are NO laws regulating gluten in medication, not even for labeling of wheat?  Obviously this puts people on a gluten-free diet at risk!  For more information, see this article

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Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist and Certified Wellness Coach in Fairfax & Alexandria, VA. I work with people to feel and look their best with a range of specialties, including Celiac Disease, food allergies, pregnancy, breastfeeding, vegetarian and vegan diets, preventing diseases and “whole foods” eating. Let’s get you on your way to achieving your goals.  Email me or call 571-271-8742. 

3 Comments on “G-Free Love”

  1. Cheryl, thanks so much for the generous mention and all the good info! I don’t have that Dennis/Leffler book in my support group library yet. Need to get that one right away. Thanks for the recommendation!


  2. Hi Shirley,
    Yes, Melinda’s book is a a must! I’ve got 3 copies-one for each office and one at home.

  3. Great art, I want thank to admin becaus i’ve read here many exciting info. I’ve added this blog to my RSS reader . Bye!:)

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