For me, I will continue to stay away from beer...
Read on for more about the beer misinformation.
Some beer mislabeled...
CDF Monday, December 19, 2011
There’s an age-old saying that, in my opinion, has never been more true…
“It’s better to give than to receive.”
And the holiday season is the perfect time for you to give back to the community.
In the spirit of the giving season, I want to bring your attention to a fundraiser I’m helping promote this week for a great gluten-free cause.
This week only, giving just $2 of your hard-earned money will go toward providing scholarships for children to attend a gluten-free summer camp hosted by the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) next summer in Southern California.
But this week, donating $2 doesn’t mean you’re just donating $2…
This week through Sunday, December 25, Gluten-Free Saver has partnered with Van’s Natural Foods to raise money to send children to next summer’s CDF-sponsored summer camp, and Van’s is matching all donations up to $1,000!
The goal is to raise $2,000 – and when you donate $2, you’re really contributing $4.
You can read more about the fundraiser here: http://www.glutenfreesaver.com/.
The summer camp will be held in San Bernardino in Southern California from July 30 to August 3, 2012, and it’s open to all 7-15 year old gluten intolerant and gluten-sensitive children – not just those diagnosed with celiac disease.
Sure, receiving gifts this time of year is always fun, but the feeling of knowing that your generous donation of just $2 can bring a tremendous amount of joy to a young child… well, now that’s priceless.
Please help reach the goal of donating $2,000 to the Celiac Disease Foundation this week. Every $2 helps.
P.S. 100% of all donations will go directly to CDF.
P.P.S. If you’re feeling extra generous this holiday season, you aren’t limited to donating just $2 – you can give as much money as your heart desires!
|Dr. Alessio Fasano|
Kinda crazy to think that Italy, which may be considered the "gluten capital of the world" is more advanced than the U.S. when it comes to understanding celiac disease! I think we should move there...hint hint, hubby! :) I remember reading that they get automatic tax breaks if someone in the family has celiac. I've also read that they test for celiac for kids...starting at age 2 or 5!?!? I'll have to double check that info. sometime and get back to you all.
But for now, here's the Q and A.
I've been wearing Clinique makeup for the past two years, since realizing that gluten free cosmetics are just as important as food. It's simple, how "careful" are you to make sure your makeup, shampoo, lotions, soap, etc. don't end up somehow, possibly in your mouth. It's also been argued that products absorb through your skin. Either way, I'd rather be safe than sorry and with so much that a Celiac, like myself, has to pay attention to it's best to know for sure that you're not purposely coming in contact with gluten throughout your day.
But anyways, back to Clinique. As I said, I've been wearing their makeup for a few years, but it's started to irritate my skin. I've wondered about that, and decided I'd try a different brand. There's many guaranteed "gluten free" products that I'm interested in trying, but many of them are not available in my area and sadly aren't being sold at Sephora.
Luckily, Lassen's, a local health food store, sells some gluten free cosmetics. I've purchased Ecco Bella lipstick in Claret Rose and Cafe au Lait and love them! I've also recently tried Mineral Fusion's eye shadow trio in Fragile. However, I've still been in search of a face makeup. I thought I was at a loss while perusing Sephora until a wonderful stranger told me that her sister was gluten free and purchased all Nars cosmetics because they were gluten free! Can I just say that I LOVE people who interrupt stranger's conversations to tell them information. This wonderful lady just saved the day for me! :) Hehe...yeah yeah, it's only makeup, but I was so excited! I immediately got on my trusty Iphone to check out Nars websited and check THIS link out! On their website, under their "customer care" section they insure that all their products are without gluten...can you say love!?!? I immediately had the sales lady (conveniently named Love!) color match me and I bought some new foundation. A few days in and I'm liking this product a lot!
I'd still love to try some of the more organic products I've seen, like Afterglow Cosmetics, just to see how they fare, but for now I'm so happy to have found Nars!
Lastly, the million dollar question...what's YOUR favorite gluten free cosmetic product?? I'll be contacting many companies in the next few months to learn as much info. as I can so as to share it with my lovely readers! Maybe I'll come across something you love, or will grow to love!?!?
I think I'd place migraines right up there with stabbing yourself in the eye! Okay, maybe that's a bit extreme, but seriously having a migraine can ruin your day, if not your week.
Going gluten free may seem like a curse, but when it's the difference between feeling like death and being able to function, you may reconsider. :)
Migraines and Celiac article