Gluten Free Stand-up Comedy

We all know celiac and gluten free are heard on almost every show in main stream television… even Tosh.0 tonight.  It has even made it’s way into stand-up comedy.  This bit is funny… but very serious for most of us.  We all probably experienced one day like this…

John Pinette
“What has gluten in it? …EVERYTHING REASON TO WAKE UP IN THE MORNING!!!”

For more celiac jokes, view my “You might be a Celiac” jokes page. Make sure to read the comments for reader submitted jokes.

Michelob Ultra Light Cider – Gluten Free

Anheuser-Busch launches a new GLUTEN FREE cider!

I’m excited to try this!  I like Woodchuck, but it is just too sweet to drink more than a couple.  I wonder how the light will taste…

I’ll see if I can get ahold of some ASAP.

PRESS RELEASE:  http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2012/05/07/anheuser-buschs-michelob-ultra.html

Petition Girl Scouts to Sell Gluten Free Cookies

VIDEO: (If video does not show up, CLICK HERE)

PETITION: CLICK HERE
Please comment once you have signed the petition!  Thank you!

I think this is a great idea… not sure if it will happen for at least a few years, but at least let’s get some attention to this story!

Yes, it would be awesome to have gluten free Girl Scout cookies!

Does this make sense for the Girl Scouts to invest in this endeavor?  How many people would actually buy them?  I would!  I would probably buy a lot, because we don’t have many other gluten free cookie options.  I don’t know the current stats, but what is it, 1 in 133 people have Celiac?  BUT only 3-5% of them actually know they have it.  So, the market for gluten free cookies is pretty slim.  Would Girl Scouts pass this cost onto the consumer?  It would lower the amount that I buy… but I’d still buy some!

Please Sign the Petition!  HERE

What do you think of the Girl Scouts selling gluten free cookies?

Fox Barrel Gluten Free Beer

I tried this recently… good stuff!

My sister found it and hed me try one.  It is an Apple Cider beer, but has more of a beer taste than Woodchuck.  It isn’t nearly as sweet as Woodchuck, which makes me think I could drink a few more and not get that sweet sick feeling that Woodchuck gives you after 3..4..5…OK, maybe 6 bottles.

Ever tried it?

What do you think?

Easily found?

I’ll add it to my gluten free beer review page later when I get a chance to try it again and more free time!

Celiac Awareness in Kansas City

Here is an article I received from St. Luke’s South Hospital in my hometown of Kansas City:

May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that is triggered by consuming the protein called gluten (found in wheat, barley, and rye). Three million Americans have celiac disease, but only 200,000 know that they have it! Celiac disease is hereditary; therefore, if you are diagnosed with it, your first- and second-degree relatives should be screened also.

Symptoms of the disease are diarrhea, abdominal pain, irritability, depression, bloating, gas, delayed growth, unexplained anemia, weight loss, headaches, constipation, thin bones, fatigue, joint pain, canker sores inside the mouth, itchy skin rash, discolored teeth, and others. The treatment for the disease is a life-long gluten-free diet.

During the month of May, Saint Luke’s South has activities planned to raise awareness and increase knowledge of celiac disease and how to live gluten-free. Click here for a list of activities — (information shown below). Celiac disease will also be featured at one of the SLS Family Health Festival booths June 4. For more information, contact Veronica Besch, Meda Bower, Barb Coyle, Renee Ilk, Ruth Kolb, Kelley Riley, or Trevor Thomas.

-Tri-fold Poster in the main lobby with flyers and disease information


-Information table in the cafeteria on May 17th

Gluten-free recipes and other handouts

Gluten-free food samples

Display of gluten-free food products

Chance to win T-shirts and other prizes


-Gluten-free entrée on May 17th featuring:

Pulled pork barbecue (with gluten-free bun and gluten-free sauces)

Sautéed fresh vegetables

Pasta salad (made with quinoa pasta)

Luscious lemonade cake – also gluten-free!


-Lunch and Learn (for SLS Staff) May 18th taught by:

Dr. Wendell Clarkston, Gastroenterology Physician, in the SLS Wellness Conference Room from Noon to 1:00pm.

This program will offer 1.0 CNE.  You can sign up on HealthStream or just show up that day.


-Listen for a SLS promotion on KMBZ.

It is very exciting to see this kind of celiac awareness being spread in Kansas City, especially among the medical community.  I am going to attend the lunch on the 17th!

Article: Is Gluten Making Us Fat?

Here is a good article about gluten that I ran across a few months ago and have been meaning to post…

Is Gluten Making Us Fat?

Aside from the topic of the title, it is good overall article about gluten.  It is worth sharing with some who wants to know about eating gluten free.

What do you think about the article?  Specifically, about weight loss/gain?

I am used to hearing people talk about losing weight when switching to a gluten free diet.  This may be true as people go through the learning cure.  People who switch 2 a gluten free diet typically cut almost everything out of their diet and have trouble finding things to eat.

I believe weight loss or weight gain has nothing to do with eating gluten free, but comes from the overall problem of this country… overeating.

Yes, gluten is found in most carbohydrate-rich foods, but it is not the root cause for gaining weight.

Once I figured out what contained gluten and what did not, I just went back to eating huge portions of gluten free things.  I still craved fat and salt, like most people, and overate in those areas.  I still gained weight.  People will find a way around anything to satisfy a craving or continue doing what is normal to them… overeating.  I could simply substitute corn for flour, and bingo!  Overeating is the root cause.  It is simple calories in vs. calories out, no matter the diet restrictions.

So you may lose weight in the beginning, but once you figure out the diet, you will be back to your old habits.  Losing weight is a lifestyle change: cut portions and increase activity.  Cutting portions as first can be hard, so start with filling yourself with low-carb and natural foods.  Overeat on lettuce and vegetables.  You’ll probably have to eat more often since you are used that full feeling and not having to eat until the next meal or two away.

OK, time to end my rant… I’m getting too much into weight loss and away from gluten… plus, I’m not the model or perfect health, but at least I admit it and think I understand why and how to fix it.

Premeditated Glutening Will Get You 11 Years in the Pen

This “baker” made up an elaborate lie about having a 150,000 sq. ft. commercial kitchen and about raising his own grain on a 400 acre farm.  He sold his “gluten free” products at fairs and delivered to homes.  His story goes on and on, and his story is pretty detailed.

I have very little tolerance for liars and crooks!  He bought his products at COSTCO and repackaged them!

Read all the stories HERE