imaware™ Celiac Disease Test Review

We were excited to find out about imaware™, and how easy, convenient and inexpensive ($99) it would be to screen him for celiac disease, before making an appointment with a gastroenterologist. They are able to test for four celiac disease biomarkers (including tTg-IgA aka “the screening gold standard”) by using just a few drops of blood, and without any doctor’s prescription or leaving your home. And unlike many at-home testing companies, they utilize their own lab equipment and dedicated staff at a CLIA certified lab, rather than contracting out the whole process, allowing for quicker turnaround times.

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Nima Gluten and Peanut Portable Sensor

When I first heard of this device, I thought it was too good to be true, but turns out… IT IS TRUE AND IT IS GOOD. I took it to task with a blueberry rice muffin from a local natural food store. Although they don’t specify ‘gluten free’ on the label, all of the ingredients are gluten free. But as we know, considering the muffins are in their fresh-bakery section, there is real risk for cross-contamination. Using Nima is as easy as 1-2-3, literally. It’s a 3-step process. You can be confident it works, knowing the National Institute of Health (NIH) backs it up and that it can detect at little as 20ppm of gluten. As a bonus, it’s FSA/HSA reimbursable, to cover the cost of the capsules! 

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World Nomads Travel Insurance

I do not travel without Traveler’s Insurance. I am happy to see how much it benefited me while in, and after returning from Mexico. Here is more info on it:

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SelectWisely's Allergen-Friendly Translation Cards

Allergen Friendly Translation Cards are extremely helpful to carry around while traveling, so that the person serving you food, or offering you any service is aware of your allergies or restrictions. The translation isn’t a simple Google Translation, but rather in terms the person from that country will understand. Also, no one wants to purposefully make your dining unpleasant, and this will take away the potential for much back and forth confusion. Keep in mind that you are their guest too. Click HERE to learn more!

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A Delicious Review of Gluten-Free Boar’s Head Brand Products

I tend to avoid any packed deli products, simply because I assume they use fillers and ingredients with unpronounceable names. Well, to my utmost surprise and convenience, I recently discovered that Boar’s Head doesn’t just have a few gluten-free items, but even better, ALL of their products are certified gluten-free! This includes their many types of meat, cheeses, hummus spreads, and condiments. I also love that I can recognize and pronounce every listed ingredient. I decided to try and review a smorgasbord of their products. Here are my thoughts…

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Crunchmaster Protein Snack Crackers Review

I was excited to try the new Crunchmaster Protein Snack Crackers. Why? I am a Celiac with POTS who needs to regularly eat both healthy and salty protein snacks in order to feel optimal. As someone who is always on the go, I also need an easy go-to snack. These crunchy baked crackers encompass all of that and more. They are certified gluten-free, soy-free, whey-free, vegan, non-GMO, kosher and are packed with 5 grams of vegetable protein and 17 grams of whole grains, with just 1 gram of sugar in every serving. In knowing this, the next question was, ‘what about the taste?’

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Buddy's Allergen-Free Cakes Product Review

I've been meaning to bake and try a few of Buddy's Allergen-free cakes but didn't have a working oven, and we don't own a microwave. Well, our oven is sort of fixed now, except it cooks food in a third of the amount of time (ugh). Anyway, the cakes just require mixing with oil and milk (we used Brandless Life organic coconut oil and Pacific Foods cashew milk), baking for 10 min (3 minutes in our oven) or for one minute in the microwave, and spreading some of their scrumptious frosting on top.

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