Author's Name: Devan McGuinness (Author's RSS Feed)
Author's Website URL: http://accustomedchaos.com/
About Devan McGuinness: Devan McGuinness is a gluten free mom to 3 kids and an advocate for celiac disease and the gluten free lifestyle. Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2007 and her second child diagnosed in 2009, Devan is passionate about advocating for safe food and awareness for fellow Canadians with celiac disease, gluten allergy and gluten intolerance. A go-to person for the newly diagnosed, Devan eases the minds of those faced with the new life-long diet and even has a trick or two for the gluten free veterans. Tweet me at @AccustomedChaos or join me on Facebook.
Recent Posts by Devan McGuinness:
In the United States, oats (recommended to be labeled “pure uncontaminated oats”) are considered gluten-free. The same is not true in Canada and products with oats of any kind, can not be labeled “gluten-free”. In the past few years, there have been a few proposals submitted to allow oats to be considered “gluten-free” in Canada, but [...]
When I talk to people who are just first diagnosed one of the first things they mention to me is”how am I going to live without bread?” A huge staple in the diet for many families, bread is one of those items that is on the top of the ‘oh no I can’t eat’ list. [...]
Since my daughter started school I have been nervous wondering if I am doing enough — advocating enough, teaching her enough. It’s hard, she is in a school that really doesn’t know what celiac disease is and how far reaching gluten is. I can’t blame them — I had no idea up until about 5 [...]
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- Written by Devan McGuinness / Published in Celiac Disease, Foods & Products
Just in time for the holiday season Kinnikinnick Foods launches a new product perfect for the season. Joining their other popular mixes, Kinnikinnick Foods developed a gingerbread cookie mix simplifying the gluten free baking experience with only needing to add a few ingredients together. Like all products in their line this mix is free from gluten and [...]
It can happen to the best of us. The more seasoned and definitely the newly diagnosed. It can happen out of no where or while taking a calculated risk. Accidental gluten ingestion is a very painful aspect of living with celiac disease and when/if it hits – it can put you down for weeks or months. It [...]
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- Written by Devan McGuinness / Published in Foods & Products, Gluten-Free Recipes
With Princess R now in school I have to really worry about food in her classroom that is not safe for her to eat. For the first time in her life she will be surrounded by lunches filled with gluten and will be on her own to make the right choice not to do the [...]