Is Meghan Markle Gluten Free

Is Meghan Markle Gluten Free

Is Meghan Markle gluten free you ask?

Not all the time according to a recent article in Women’s Health.

Is Meghan Markle Gluten Free
Is Meghan Markle Gluten Free

“In our most recent deep dive into the Markle archives, we found the one thing she gives up when she’s after glowing skin. In an interview with delish, the 36-year-old revealed that she notices a huge difference in her energy levels and skin condition when she cuts gluten from her diet.

“It gets such a bad rap,” she explained.

“However, when I’m traveling, I won’t miss an opportunity to try great pasta. I come back from vacation every year with a food baby, and I’ve named her Comida. I get to the set and I’m like, ‘Hey, Comida’s here, and she’s kicking.'”

You asked, “is Meghan Markle gluten free?”  I hope this clears things up for you.  I would not wish Celiac Disease on my worst enemy; however, having somebody with Celiac Disease at such a high profile as Meghan Markle would  help spread awareness and help remove the stigma around a gluten free diet.

Some experts say there are benefits to at least cutting back on gluten consumption for gut health, which plays a role in healing skin.

A 2011 study led by University of Maryland’s Center for Celiac Research suggests that for those with a sensitivity to gluten, it triggers the body’s inflammatory response which begins in the gut and spreads to other parts of the body. Plenty of research has posited the link between gut and skin health but more investigation is needed into gluten sensitivity’s direct impact on the skin.”

“Gluten acts like glue in the intestines, impairing nutrient absorption and/or triggering inflammation in the body,” Fiona Tucks says in her book The Forensic Nutritionist. “Problems really arise when your diet is predominant gluten based – toast or cereal for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, biscuits with afternoon tea, pasta or noodles for dinner and cereal based malt drinks. Gluten overload!”

Is Meghan Markle Gluten Free? What are your thoughts about what you had read?  Leave a comment.

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Here are just a few of this year’s Buyers Guide Reviews:

5 Star Review – “Invaluable guide for anyone with celiac or gluten sensitivity. Save money by getting the favorite brands. Might as well benefit from the experiences of others.”

5 Star Review – “Great Resource!!! Thank You for providing such a valuable tool for those of us who are GF buyers–this is my ‘Go To’ source for all my gluten free needs!!! Thank You for your time, research and hard work on this vital guide!!!”

5 Star Review – “I totally love this book! Every year when it comes out I get it. It is such a huge help!”

5 Star Review – “Awesome resource for those with celiac disease. Much cheaper to buy this book than experiment with poor quality gluten-free foods. It also contains references to other gluten-free resources online and in print.”

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This year, we had 83,310 individual responses from 3,102 people within the gluten-free community vote for their favorite registered gluten free products.  This year’s best gluten free pie crust awards were generated by the gluten free community, not a handful of influenced judges.  We are proud and honored to be the conduit for so many people in the gluten free community.  Do you want to vote for your favorites too?  Sign up here.

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1st Place:  Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free Pie Crust

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2nd Place:  Glutino Perfect Pie Crust Mix

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3rd Place:  Gluten Free Mama, Mama’s Pie Crust Mix

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The Maine Pie Co

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Inspiration Mix Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix

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Have you ever purchased terrible gluten free products?  We have too!  With 60 award winning categories and thousands of people voting for their favorite gluten free products, you will buy like a seasoned pro.  Grab a copy of The 2018 Gluten Free Buyers Guide.  Digital and Print versions are available now.

Best Gluten Free Beers for 2018
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We too have taken a few awards!  Thank you for the book reviews!

 

The Best Gluten Free Grocery Shopping Guide

 

We believe in quality and not quantity.

You will not need to navigate through 52,000 gluten-free products in our gluten-free shopping guide; our process gives you 500 of the very best gluten-free products.  Stop wasting time and money experimenting with gluten-free products you may or may not like.  Trust the thousands of people who vote each year to give you the most accurate list of great gluten-free products.

Finally, the experimentation is over!

Grab your copy now.

 

Here are just a few of this year’s Buyers Guide Reviews:

5 Star Review – “Invaluable guide for anyone with celiac or gluten sensitivity. Save money by getting the favorite brands. Might as well benefit from the experiences of others.”

5 Star Review – “Great Resource!!! Thank You for providing such a valuable tool for those of us who are GF buyers–this is my ‘Go To’ source for all my gluten free needs!!! Thank You for your time, research and hard work on this vital guide!!!”

5 Star Review – “I totally love this book! Every year when it comes out I get it. It is such a huge help!”

5 Star Review – “Awesome resource for those with celiac disease. Much cheaper to buy this book than experiment with poor quality gluten-free foods. It also contains references to other gluten-free resources online and in print.”

5 Star Review – “This is an incredible resource for celiacs and anyone following a gluten free diet. It summarizes the whole gluten free industry and recommends products based on surveys sent out to celiacs and others.”

Write a review or Buy the 2018 Gluten Free Buyers Guide

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Learn more about us and why we starting this program so many years ago.  You’ll be surprised how similar our experiences have been.

Best Gluten Free Beers for 2018

Best Gluten Free Beers for 2018

This year, we had 83,310 individual responses from 3,102 people within the gluten-free community vote for their favorite registered gluten free products.  This year’s best gluten free beers for 2018 was generated by the gluten free community, not a handful of influenced judges.  We are proud and honored to be the conduit for so many people in the gluten free community.  Do you want to vote for your favorites too?  Sign up here.

Best Gluten Free Beers of 2018

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8th Annual Gluten Free Awards:

1st Place:  Ghostfish Brewing Company

Best Gluten Free Beer of 2018
Voted Best Gluten Free Beer for 2018

2nd Place:  Redbridge

Top Gluten Free Beers for 2018

3rd Place:  Glutenberg

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Other Nominees:

Green’s

Bards

Ground Breaker Brewing

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Gluten Free Award Results

Have you ever purchased terrible gluten free products?  We have too!  With 60 award winning categories and thousands of people voting for their favorite gluten free products, you will buy like a seasoned pro.  Grab a copy of The 2018 Gluten Free Buyers Guide.  Digital and Print versions are available now.

Best Gluten Free Beers for 2018
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We too have taken a few awards!  Thank you for the book reviews!

 

The Best Gluten Free Grocery Shopping Guide

 

We believe in quality and not quantity.

You will not need to navigate through 52,000 gluten-free products in our gluten-free shopping guide; our process gives you 500 of the very best gluten-free products.  Stop wasting time and money experimenting with gluten-free products you may or may not like.  Trust the thousands of people who vote each year to give you the most accurate list of great gluten-free products.

Finally, the experimentation is over!

Grab your copy now.

 

Here are just a few of this year’s Buyers Guide Reviews:

5 Star Review – “Invaluable guide for anyone with celiac or gluten sensitivity. Save money by getting the favorite brands. Might as well benefit from the experiences of others.”

5 Star Review – “Great Resource!!! Thank You for providing such a valuable tool for those of us who are GF buyers–this is my ‘Go To’ source for all my gluten free needs!!! Thank You for your time, research and hard work on this vital guide!!!”

5 Star Review – “I totally love this book! Every year when it comes out I get it. It is such a huge help!”

5 Star Review – “Awesome resource for those with celiac disease. Much cheaper to buy this book than experiment with poor quality gluten-free foods. It also contains references to other gluten-free resources online and in print.”

5 Star Review – “This is an incredible resource for celiacs and anyone following a gluten free diet. It summarizes the whole gluten free industry and recommends products based on surveys sent out to celiacs and others.”

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The story behind The Gluten Free Awards

Celiac Tummy

The story behind The Gluten Free Awards that very few people know.

I remember it like it was yesterday when my four-year-old son Jacob, now thirteen, was playing in the kiddie pool with other kids that I assumed were his age based on their height.  After asking all the surrounding kids what ages

The story behind The Gluten Free Awards
Jacob’s Celiac Tummy

they were, I realized Jacob was significantly smaller than kids his own age.  This prompted my wife and I to seek a professional opinion. After consulting with our family physician, she confirmed that Jacob had essentially stopped growing for an entire year without us realizing it.  He was referred to Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Hospital in Charlotte North Carolina to discuss possible growth hormone therapy.  The doctors there reviewed Jacob’s case and requested a few blood tests based on some suspicions they had.

Our cell phone service at our house was terrible so when the doctor finally called with the blood results, my wife and I ran to the front of the driveway to hear the doctor clearly.  With a sporadic signal, we heard “Jacob has celiac disease.” We looked at each other as tears ran down my wife’s face.  We huddled closer to the phone and asked, “what is celiac disease?”.  After getting a brief description mixed with crappy cell service and happy neighbors waving as they drove by, my wife and I embraced and wept.  We were told to maintain his normal diet until we could have an endoscopy and biopsy for further confirmation.  Once confirmed our next visit was to a registered dietitian for guidance.

Rarely did he feel good
Rarely did he feel good

Jayme, my wife, made the appointment and called me with a weird request.  “Will you meet me at the dietitian’s house for a consultation?”.  I was confused when she said to go to her house. Jayme then explained that the dietician’s daughter had celiac disease too and the best way to show the new lifestyle to patients would be to dive right in.  I’ll admit, it was a bit uncomfortable at first to be in a strangers’ house looking at their personal items but looking back now, I wouldn’t change it for the world. That encounter is ultimately the motivation behind The Gluten Free Awards and the associated Gluten Free Buyers Guide.  We left her house with complete understanding of cross contamination, best practices and what products they personally liked and disliked.  That visit was life changing and left us feeling confident as we made our way to the local health food store.

That first trip shopping took forever. Each label was read and cross checked with our list of known gluten containing suspects.  It was also shocking to see the bill when it was time to pay.  We had replaced our entire pantry and fridge with all products that had the “Gluten Free” label.  We both worked full-time and had decent paying jobs and it still set us back financially.

We looked for support groups locally and came across a “100% Gluten-Free Picnic” in Raleigh, which was two hours away from where we lived.  This was our first time meeting other people with celiac disease and we were fortunate to have met some informative people that were willing to help with the hundreds of questions we had.  We were introduced to a family whose son had been recently diagnosed with celiac disease as well.  His condition was much worse than Jacobs and he was almost hospitalized before finally being diagnosed.  They confided in us as we shared similar stories.  There were two differences that would change my life forever.   The first was the fact that they didn’t have the same experience with a registered dietitian.  Instead they were handed a two-page Xerox copy of “safe foods”.  Second, they didn’t have the financial security to experiment with gluten free counterparts.  Their first two months exposed to the gluten free life style left them extremely depressed and broke.

On our way home from that picnic, Jayme and I felt compelled to help make a difference in some way. We were determined to help that family and others being diagnosed with this disease.  Up until that day, we hadn’t found a resource that gave unbiased opinions on gluten free products and services. Fast forward a few years and I too was diagnosed with celiac disease.  That year, The Gluten Free Awards were born.

Originally our vision was to create a one-page website with a handful of categories organized by peoples’ favorites.  Since 2010 we have produced The Annual Gluten Free Awards (GFA) growing into sixty gluten free categories.  After several requests, in 2014, we took the GFA results and published our first Gluten Free Buyers Guide.  The annual guide is sold primarily in the United States however we continue to see increased global sales.  Each year we have over 3,000 people vote for their favorite gluten free products and we now communicate to nearly 20,000 people weekly through our email list and social media channels.

2018 Gluten Free Buyers Guide
2018 Gluten Free Buyers Guide

We want to thank those special people and organizations that brought us to where we are today:

Pat Fogarty MS, RD, LDN for allowing us to enter your home.

Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Hospital

Raleigh Celiac Support Groups

Rebecca Panuski, MD

I hope you have learned something new from the story behind The Gluten Free Awards.  Today, Jacob and I continue to live a healthy gluten free lifestyle.

Jacob is now doing much better
Jacob is now doing much better

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What is the best gluten free flour?

What is the best gluten free flour?

best gluten free flour

A record 152 recipients of the 7th Annual Gluten Free Awards were announced in the 2017 Gluten Free Buyers Guide this November. The winners for best gluten free flour, chosen by 3,527 people on a gluten free diet, comprise the best in gluten free for the year 2017.  The voters produced 96,128 individual responses breaking last year’s totals and created the highest engaged GFA event to date.

This year they had a tough job selecting the best gluten free flour with a total of eight nominated for the Gluten Free Award.

The 7th Annual Gluten Free Awards for Best Gluten Free Flour goes to:

1st Place:  gfJules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour

2nd Place:  Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1

3rd Place:  King Arthur Flour Multi-Purpose

Other nominees:

Cup 4 Cup Original Flour Blend

Better Batter Gluten Free Flour

Enjoy Life All-Purpose Flour

Glutino All Purpose Flour

Gluten-Free Prairie’s Simply Wholesome All-Purpose Baking Mix

The GFA’s, the oldest award in the gluten free industry, are considered among the most prestigious and selective prizes. The GFA’s recognize excellence and commendable work by writers, manufactures, business owners, bakers, and volunteers. The 3,527 people who casted GFA votes are not from a distinguished panel of critics, industry practitioners or experts. Better than that, they are consumers who can speak from their own personal experiences. To participate in the GFA’s products must be submitted by August 31st. For more information regarding the Gluten Free Award submission process, visit http://www.glutenfreebuyersguide.com/submit-products.html

There are two ways to review all of the 7th Annual Gluten Free Award results:

best gluten free flour

Downloading the electronic version of The 2017 Gluten Free Buyers Guide

or

Order a printed copy of The 2017 Gluten Free Buyers Guide

What is the best gluten free non profit?

What is the best gluten free non profit?

best gluten free Non Profit

A record 152 recipients of the 7th Annual Gluten Free Awards were announced in the 2017 Gluten Free Buyers Guide this November. The winners for best gluten free non profit, chosen by 3,527 people on a gluten free diet, comprise the best in gluten free for the year 2017.  The voters produced 96,128 individual responses breaking last year’s totals and created the highest engaged GFA event to date.

This year they had a tough job selecting the best gluten free non profit with a total of six nominated for the Gluten Free Award.

The 7th Annual Gluten Free Awards for Best Gluten Free Non Profit goes to:

1st Place:  Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF)

2nd Place:  Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG)

3rd Place:  Beyond Celiac

Other nominees:

Celiac Support Association (CSA) (formerly Celiac Sprue Association)

National Celiac Disease Society (NCDS)

Cutting Costs for Celiacs

The GFA’s, the oldest award in the gluten free industry, are considered among the most prestigious and selective prizes. The GFA’s recognize excellence and commendable work by writers, manufactures, business owners, bakers, and volunteers. The 3,527 people who casted GFA votes are not from a distinguished panel of critics, industry practitioners or experts. Better than that, they are consumers who can speak from their own personal experiences. To participate in the GFA’s products must be submitted by August 31st. For more information regarding the Gluten Free Award submission process, visit http://www.glutenfreebuyersguide.com/submit-products.html

There are two ways to review all of the 7th Annual Gluten Free Award results:

best gluten free non profit

Downloading the electronic version of The 2017 Gluten Free Buyers Guide

or

Order a printed copy of The 2017 Gluten Free Buyers Guide

What is the best gluten free new product?

What is the best gluten free new product?

best gluten free new product

A record 152 recipients of the 7th Annual Gluten Free Awards were announced in the 2017 Gluten Free Buyers Guide this November. The winners for best gluten free new product, chosen by 3,527 people on a gluten free diet, comprise the best in gluten free for the year 2017.  The voters produced 96,128 individual responses breaking last year’s totals and created the highest engaged GFA event to date.

This year they had a tough job selecting the best gluten free new product with a total of six nominated for the Gluten Free Award.

The 7th Annual Gluten Free Awards for Best Gluten Free New Product goes to:

1st Place:  Three Bakers Honey Graham Snackers

2nd Place:  Nima Sensor – Portable Gluten Free Tester

3rd Place:  Saffron Road Vegetable Pad Thai

Other nominees:

Inspired by Happiness Dreamin’ of Strawberries White Chocolate Shortcake

American Gluten Free Subscription Box

SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener – Strawberry Kiwi Water Drops

The GFA’s, the oldest award in the gluten free industry, are considered among the most prestigious and selective prizes. The GFA’s recognize excellence and commendable work by writers, manufactures, business owners, bakers, and volunteers. The 3,527 people who casted GFA votes are not from a distinguished panel of critics, industry practitioners or experts. Better than that, they are consumers who can speak from their own personal experiences. To participate in the GFA’s products must be submitted by August 31st. For more information regarding the Gluten Free Award submission process, visit http://www.glutenfreebuyersguide.com/submit-products.html

There are two ways to review all of the 7th Annual Gluten Free Award results:

best gluten free new product

Downloading the electronic version of The 2017 Gluten Free Buyers Guide

or

Order a printed copy of The 2017 Gluten Free Buyers Guide

What is the best gluten free tortilla or wrap?

What is the best gluten free tortilla or wrap?

best gluten free tortilla

A record 152 recipients of the 7th Annual Gluten Free Awards were announced in the 2017 Gluten Free Buyers Guide this November. The winners for best gluten free tortilla, chosen by 3,527 people on a gluten free diet, comprise the best in gluten free for the year 2017.  The voters produced 96,128 individual responses breaking last year’s totals and created the highest engaged GFA event to date.

This year they had a tough job selecting the best gluten free tortilla or wrap with a total of nine nominated for the Gluten Free Award.

The 7th Annual Gluten Free Awards for Best Gluten Free Tortilla or Wrap goes to:

1st Place:  Mission Soft Taco Gluten Free 8ct

2nd Place:  Aldi’s liveGfree Gluten Free Plain Wraps 

3rd Place:  Rudi’s Spinach Tortillas

Other Nominees:

Glutenfreeda Sun-dried Tomato & Herbs Gluten-Free Flour Wrap

BFree Multigrain Wrap

BFree Sweet Potato Wrap

BFree Quinoa and Chia Seed Wrap

Mi Rancho Organic Corn Taco Sliders

Potapas

The GFA’s, the oldest award in the gluten free industry, are considered among the most prestigious and selective prizes. The GFA’s recognize excellence and commendable work by writers, manufactures, business owners, bakers, and volunteers. The 3,527 people who casted GFA votes are not from a distinguished panel of critics, industry practitioners or experts. Better than that, they are consumers who can speak from their own personal experiences. To participate in the GFA’s products must be submitted by August 31st. For more information regarding the Gluten Free Award submission process, visit http://www.glutenfreebuyersguide.com/submit-products.html

There are two ways to review all of the 7th Annual Gluten Free Award results:

best gluten free tortilla

Downloading the electronic version of The 2017 Gluten Free Buyers Guide

or

Order a printed copy of The 2017 Gluten Free Buyers Guide