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Dear Mom and Dad: You Saved Me from My Darkest Celiac Moments

By Casey Cromwell

There are some things parents can't know about their children until they happen. What does their laugh sound like? Do they prefer carrots or green beans? Will they be an athlete, an artist, a teacher? My parents experienced their share of surprises with me, but the hardest — and perhaps most shocking — was my celiac disease diagnosis during my senior year of high school. Suddenly, they had

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Celiac Food Diary: The Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Meals This College Student Relies On

By Casey Cromwell

Eating with celiac disease in college can be difficult. Besides avoiding gluten, I also prefer to avoid dairy (which doesn't sit well in my stomach), eggs, and red meat! This makes it even more of a challenge. To make it easier for all my gluten-free, (and perhaps, by choice, dairy-free, egg-free and red-meat free friends), I have decided to share some of my go-to meals. While they are pretty simp

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Your 5 Burning Questions Answered About Dealing with Food Allergies in College

By Casey Cromwell

Know someone going to college while dealing with food allergies? An experienced student answers your burning questions here.   How has being gluten-free shaped your college experience and choices?   Being gluten-free in college has affected my life in a variety of ways-- both good and bad. On the one hand, I struggled through my freshman year as a result of complications with my cel

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My Celiac Diagnosis Made Me Scared to Eat

By Casey Cromwell

My story is pretty simple: girl loves eating food, food stops loving girl. But the journey to where I am today isn’t quite so simple. For most of my life, food was merely fuel. I never had an interest in exploring the culinary world beyond packaged foods and my "meat and potatoes" diet. That all began to change my senior year of high school. After months of acid reflux, nausea, weight loss and o

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