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Dining Out in a Gluten Free Restaurant – Top 5 Tips

Dining out while trying to stick with your gluten free lifestyle can be difficult. Luckily, there are now a number of gluten free restaurants and restaurants with gluten free menu options (like SF Beach Street Grill). Here are our top 5 tips to get you started when eating in a gluten friendly or gluten free restaurant.
  1. Tell the waitstaff. Make sure the waitstaff knows that you have a food allergy (even though Celiac disease in not really an allergy) and politely request exceptions as necessary. It may be helpful to call ahead to ensure that you have a safe dining experience.
  2. Ask what...
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Flying Gluten Free – Travel Tips

Air travel can be stressful for anyone, but especially for those many people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. With the right preparation, however, you can avoid the pitfalls of gluten consumption while en route to your destination. Unfortunately more often than not, air travel is unavoidable. As a result, you need to be prepared and aware that the airports of the world and  the aircraft itself is wrought with gluten pitfalls. To keep your future air travel anxiety free no matter what the gluten free meal situation, we have prepared some handy tips for flying gluten free will...
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Dining Out with Celiac Disease

Author: SF Beach Street Grill For people with celiac disease, restaurant dining can be very difficult. In fact, in a study by Columbia University, 86% of celiac patients said the difficulties of dining out was a negative experience for them. In another study, nearly half the celiac respondents said they sometimes avoided eating in restaurants. For newly diagnosed celiac sufferers, restaurants can be especially difficult, particularly for those who are shy about asking questions. Over time, though, dining out can become much easier. Be sure to dine out with companions who are patient and supportive. Learn all...
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Top 5 Rules for Shopping Gluten Free

The best way to be 100% sure your food is gluten free is to buy it fresh and make it yourself. Rule #1: Check the label! Any product containing “wheat,” “rye,” or “barley” is not gluten-free. Also, oats don’t naturally contain gluten, but are often contaminated with small amounts of it, so many gluten-intolerant people avoid them.  Other, seemingly innocent additives, like alcohol, blue cheese, extracts, modified food starch, coloring, malt vinegar and hydrolyzed plant or vegetable protein also are not likely to be gluten-free. Rule #2: If you’re not sure, find out! Call the manufacturers customer service numbers they will be...
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