Maureen Stanley

Maureen Stanley

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Southern New Jersey  ·  Maureen 🌾Gluten Free 🤢Gluten is my kryptonite. 🙇🏻‍♀️DX in 2005 with Celiac Disease. 🍕Still searching for the perfect slice of gf pizza.
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Celiac Awareness Month: 25 Important Facts Not Fads. May is Celiac Awareness Month. My mission is to educate others in the true meaning of Celiac Disease. This is a disease, not a fad. I've put together 25 important facts about Celiac Disease - help spread the word! Together we can bring a greater awareness & understanding. Hopefully there will be a future when we're not asked, "Can't you just take the croutons off?" Happy Celiac Awareness Month to my wonderful gluten-free friends!

Celiac Awareness Month: 25 Important Facts Not Fads. May is Celiac Awareness Month. My mission is to educate others in the true meaning of Celiac Disease. This is a disease, not a fad. I've put together 25 important facts about Celiac Disease - help spread the word! Together we can bring a greater awareness & understanding. Hopefully there will be a future when we're not asked, "Can't you just take the croutons off?" Happy Celiac Awareness Month to my wonderful gluten-free friends!

Safe & Gentle Gluten-Free Baby Shampoo for Your Infant. Think of your baby's skin as a sponge that absorbs everything you put on it. An example of this absorption that clicked is the patch for smokers. I know, not really a baby related example, but bear with me. Applied directly to the skin, the patch delivers nicotine to the body. The skin absorbs the nicotine. So, if you're using shampoos, conditioners, lotions with gluten on your little one, their skin will absorb it. Read on for more…

Safe & Gentle Gluten-Free Baby Shampoo for Your Infant. Think of your baby's skin as a sponge that absorbs everything you put on it. An example of this absorption that clicked is the patch for smokers. I know, not really a baby related example, but bear with me. Applied directly to the skin, the patch delivers nicotine to the body. The skin absorbs the nicotine. So, if you're using shampoos, conditioners, lotions with gluten on your little one, their skin will absorb it. Read on for more…

Gluten-Free Shampoo: What You Need to Know Before You Buy. I've been gluten-free since 2005 & hyper-vigilant in maintaining a gluten-free diet. Then I had a tragic epiphany: every single product in my hair care regime contained wheat protein. I was full on glutening myself every darn day. It's bad enough not being able to eat gluten without getting violently ill. Now I realized gluten-filled body products were making me sick as well. Read on for what happens if you use shampoo with gluten.

Gluten-Free Shampoo: What You Need to Know Before You Buy. I've been gluten-free since 2005 & hyper-vigilant in maintaining a gluten-free diet. Then I had a tragic epiphany: every single product in my hair care regime contained wheat protein. I was full on glutening myself every darn day. It's bad enough not being able to eat gluten without getting violently ill. Now I realized gluten-filled body products were making me sick as well. Read on for what happens if you use shampoo with gluten.

The Truth About Gluten-Free Toothpaste: What You Need to Know. Is there gluten in toothpaste? Part of our daily routine is (hopefully) brushing our teeth twice a day. So here we all are, brushing our teeth, tongues, swishing the toothpaste around in our mouths. Have I been glutening myself & my daughter? I'm very happy to report that while hidden gluten in cosmetics (ie shampoo, body lotion, etc) is common, there are many gluten-free toothpaste brands. Read on for what I found.

The Truth About Gluten-Free Toothpaste: What You Need to Know. Is there gluten in toothpaste? Part of our daily routine is (hopefully) brushing our teeth twice a day. So here we all are, brushing our teeth, tongues, swishing the toothpaste around in our mouths. Have I been glutening myself & my daughter? I'm very happy to report that while hidden gluten in cosmetics (ie shampoo, body lotion, etc) is common, there are many gluten-free toothpaste brands. Read on for what I found.

Gluten-Free Lipstick Essential Tips For Your Vulnerable Lips. Gluten is a binder that essentially helps the ingredients "stick together". Companies use gluten in lipstick, eye shadows and other cosmetics for the same reason. How do I know if my lipstick is gluten-free? It's rare that you'll find "gluten" listed clearly as one of the ingredients in your lip products. You need to be your own advocate -- research and ask questions.

Gluten-Free Lipstick Essential Tips For Your Vulnerable Lips. Gluten is a binder that essentially helps the ingredients "stick together". Companies use gluten in lipstick, eye shadows and other cosmetics for the same reason. How do I know if my lipstick is gluten-free? It's rare that you'll find "gluten" listed clearly as one of the ingredients in your lip products. You need to be your own advocate -- research and ask questions.

Gluten-Free Cosmetics: Ultimate Guide to Avoid Gluten. While you're extremely careful in ensuring the food you put in your body is gluten-free, are you as diligent in what you're putting on your body? Many people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance or non-celiac gluten sensitivity react to gluten in cosmetics (including my daughter and I). Read on for your personal guide to identifying hidden gluten, how our bodies react, & where to find companies with certified gluten-free cosmetic…

Gluten-Free Cosmetics: Ultimate Guide to Avoid Gluten. While you're extremely careful in ensuring the food you put in your body is gluten-free, are you as diligent in what you're putting on your body? Many people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance or non-celiac gluten sensitivity react to gluten in cosmetics (including my daughter and I). Read on for your personal guide to identifying hidden gluten, how our bodies react, & where to find companies with certified gluten-free cosmetic…

Why Gluten-Free Conditioner Can Help Save Your Skin. Why the heck is there gluten in conditioner? Gluten-containing proteins are said to strengthen hair, retain moisture, and add thickness. You'll find that many brands (especially those found in high-end salons) include hydrolyzed wheat protein, barley extract and oats within their ingredients. I was breaking out in terrible rashes & realized my shampoo & conditioner contained hydrolyzed wheat protein. I was glutening my skin.

Why Gluten-Free Conditioner Can Help Save Your Skin. Why the heck is there gluten in conditioner? Gluten-containing proteins are said to strengthen hair, retain moisture, and add thickness. You'll find that many brands (especially those found in high-end salons) include hydrolyzed wheat protein, barley extract and oats within their ingredients. I was breaking out in terrible rashes & realized my shampoo & conditioner contained hydrolyzed wheat protein. I was glutening my skin.

Gluten-Free Chapstick: Safe Moisture For Your Lips. Wondering if you're putting gluten on your lips? Read on for details about the ChapStick® brand, other brands we generalize as "chapstick", and lip balms. Educating yourself is the key to complete health and well-being! Check out my Gluten-Free Cosmetics: Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Gluten post for a more in-depth explanation of why you need to be aware of not only what you're putting in your body, but on it as well.

Gluten-Free Chapstick: Safe Moisture For Your Lips. Wondering if you're putting gluten on your lips? Read on for details about the ChapStick® brand, other brands we generalize as "chapstick", and lip balms. Educating yourself is the key to complete health and well-being! Check out my Gluten-Free Cosmetics: Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Gluten post for a more in-depth explanation of why you need to be aware of not only what you're putting in your body, but on it as well.

Luxurious Lashes! Gluten-Free Mascara To Define Your Lovely Eyes! Since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2005, I've struggled with so many eye issues. From dry & itchy eyes to red, swollen & watery eyes. I came to the very scary realization that not all mascaras are gluten-free. It was not as easy as I thought it would be to find out if a brand carries gluten-free mascara. Read on for more about what we're putting on our peepers, gluten-free mascara options & options to definitely…

Luxurious Lashes! Gluten-Free Mascara To Define Your Lovely Eyes! Since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2005, I've struggled with so many eye issues. From dry & itchy eyes to red, swollen & watery eyes. I came to the very scary realization that not all mascaras are gluten-free. It was not as easy as I thought it would be to find out if a brand carries gluten-free mascara. Read on for more about what we're putting on our peepers, gluten-free mascara options & options to definitely…

Gluten-Free Foundation For Healthy Skin That Glows! Our skin is the biggest organ of our body & actively soaks up what we put on it. For those of us with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, & non-gluten sensitivity, gluten in makeup can wreak havoc on our skin. I’ve learned several things about cosmetics 1) Reading ingredients in make-up is 200% harder than food labels. 2) Gluten can be used in cosmetics as a binder or even as a skin benefit 3) I had no idea if there was gluten in my…

Gluten-Free Foundation For Healthy Skin That Glows! Our skin is the biggest organ of our body & actively soaks up what we put on it. For those of us with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, & non-gluten sensitivity, gluten in makeup can wreak havoc on our skin. I’ve learned several things about cosmetics 1) Reading ingredients in make-up is 200% harder than food labels. 2) Gluten can be used in cosmetics as a binder or even as a skin benefit 3) I had no idea if there was gluten in my…

Gluten-Free Body Lotion – Hidden Gluten & Symptoms. There's been quite an ongoing controversy within the gluten-free community about gluten in food versus gluten in personal care such as lotion, hair products and cosmetics. Many argue that those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance don't need to worry about what we put on our bodies. After using personal care products that contained hydrolyzed wheat protein, my daughter and I both wholeheartedly disagree (our skin did too!).

Gluten-Free Body Lotion – Hidden Gluten & Symptoms. There's been quite an ongoing controversy within the gluten-free community about gluten in food versus gluten in personal care such as lotion, hair products and cosmetics. Many argue that those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance don't need to worry about what we put on our bodies. After using personal care products that contained hydrolyzed wheat protein, my daughter and I both wholeheartedly disagree (our skin did too!).

Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe! I’m sure you’ve all seen cookie cakes in your local grocery store.  However, those cakes are loaded with gluten (boo hiss).  So I easily made my own gluten free cookie cake and it ended up costing less than the price of a store bought cake!  That’s a big ol’ win/win in my book.

Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe! I’m sure you’ve all seen cookie cakes in your local grocery store. However, those cakes are loaded with gluten (boo hiss). So I easily made my own gluten free cookie cake and it ended up costing less than the price of a store bought cake! That’s a big ol’ win/win in my book.

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Safe & Gentle Gluten-Free Baby Shampoo For Your Infant. Think of your baby's skin as a sponge that absorbs everything you put on it. An example of this that really clicked for me is "the patch" for smokers. I know, not really a baby related example, but bear with me! Applied directly to the skin, the patch delivers nicotine to the body. The skin absorbs the nicotine. So, if you're using shampoos, conditioners, lotions, etc. on your little one that contains gluten, their skin will absorb it.

Safe & Gentle Gluten-Free Baby Shampoo For Your Infant. Think of your baby's skin as a sponge that absorbs everything you put on it. An example of this that really clicked for me is "the patch" for smokers. I know, not really a baby related example, but bear with me! Applied directly to the skin, the patch delivers nicotine to the body. The skin absorbs the nicotine. So, if you're using shampoos, conditioners, lotions, etc. on your little one that contains gluten, their skin will absorb it.