Haunted by Spirits (Let the Gluten Go #6)

How food, diet, and dieting affected my writing and my life. And maybe effects yours…

I thought we needed a post on one of the adult privileges of life, and how the specter of being gluten-free may put a chill in the heart of any individual threatened by gluten. We’re talking responsible drinking of alcoholic beverages.

What about beer? I hear you cry. And what about spirits? My vodka – wait…wasn’t vodka originally made from potatoes?

Good. You’re past the panic and starting to think.

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A Padawan’s Journal, Entry #35: Forceful Women

It all started with Princess Leia, of course—the long line of heroic women from the Galaxy Far, Far Away. When we first meet Leia, she is a grainy holographic image that is somehow clear enough in its basic outlines (ahem) … Continue reading

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Snacking of the desperate (Let the Gluten Go#5)

Here’s my current theory on gluten-free “snackage.” Have something to fill most gaps in your snack cravings, and then consciously work to eat them much, much slower than you normally go through something. At the least, you are trying to heal your body of an overload of gluten. At the worst? You have actual gluten damage that has messed with your digestion and slowed your ability to absorb nutrients. Remember that you may actually eat less once you stop eating gluten. Your stomach may be happy with less.

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