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Tuesday, January 31, 2012



I now have a website with Avon, my website is and of course I now have the Gluten Free List on it
You can see all the options under the heading About Avon, I have Avon's Gluten Free list there
It is nice to see that even Avon took the time  to form this list
There are some lipsticks , a mascara a few foundations and some personal care items  and of course some fragrances.
I work for Avon and I felt that I could  not use their  products before I knew that there were gluten free options for skin care and personal care.  I felt like I could  not really do the right job for my customers since I could  not try out the products to say if a product was good or not , now I can with the products that are gluten free.   .
It took some time but I finally received the  list and as you know I put that list on this blog but it also took me some time to think that it would  be more  beneficial for me to have a website so that you know that you know that I am careful with the products that are on my website.  What is nice is that I  have the gluten free list for our family of Celiacs but also friends and member's friends  can go on the web page and order for what ever they need without feeling deprived .  I love Avon I think  their products are great and they are so economical for these challenging times with the economy.  It is also nice that the make up and personal  care items  that I have listed that is gluten free does not cost anything extra even thought it is gluten free like you have when you buy food that is gluten free. I am also working with Avon to see if we can have more natural products that are gluten free.  I will let you know when I have accomplished this

Sincerely Yours

Ellen Gaffney
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012



I found out that this restaurant carries one of my favorite gluten free breads.
I decided to go in there today to pick up a loaf of a gluten free bread by Amarath Bakery located in Lancaster PA.  I was very excited.  I love this bread but I am not loving shipping charges so I thought I would go in get a loaf of this bread
I went in and when I asked for the bread that I had called earlier for the owner came out his name is Giacomo Giorgi.  he was so nice and caring.  He said that he is working to get more products in that are gluten free.  He said in the next couple of weeks he will be having a bakery located in Blue Bell called Sweetness come in with their products,   gluten free pasta and deserts and muffins.
He is looking for others to come and have on hand of their products for fellow Celiacs to come in and purchase
He also caters to Vegans too.
He wants it to be that this is going to be your one stop shopping for your dietary needs.
If you are interested in knowing more about the Sweetness Bakery they are located in Blue Bell PA 19422
Her email is
Buonissimo's are located at
700 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell Pa  19422
610 270 9100
Fax Number 610 270 0708
This restaurant is so nice it is open from Monday - Friday 6 AM - 10 PM
                                                            Saturday            10 AM - 10 PM
                                                            Sunday               10 AM-   8 PM
The products from sweetness Baking are free of gluten Dairy Egg Peanut Tree Nut Soy and Sesseme
so go into Buonissimo's and ask the owner Giacomo Giorgi to tell you all the options that you have that are gluten free and of course if you want something that he does not have i am sure he will work his harder to bring it in as long as it is from a company that is in Pennsylvania.  Giacomo believes in supporting Gluten Free  companies within the state of Pennsylvania
Thank you

Ellen Gaffney

Sunday, January 22, 2012



I thought I would put together some websites that have helped me out with having Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes

WEBSITES WITH GENERAL INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET STARTED WHEN DIAGNOSED WITH CELIAC DISEASE  This is a great website and has really great information to help you out
If you live in PA you can contact them locally at 215- 325 1306

You can also call Karen Dalyrymple  for the Greater Philadelphia Celiac Support Group .  this support group meets at the Abington Memorial Hospital twice a year, once in October and once in March.  they also have a Celiac Newsletter that comes out in the two months .  You can call her at 215 757 1233
She can also help you out in getting started with learning how to deal with Celiac Disease.  If you  join the group it is 25.00 to join but you get so much information for when you join.  She will send out to you a binder that will have everything you can think of at your finger tips to know about Celiac Disease  There  is also  yearly a 20.00 fee that is due in October of each year.  This is also well worth it.  She has great speakers come to the meetings and there are all sorts of great vendors that come also for you to taste and buy while you are there..

_________________________________________________________________________________  The owner of this website has Celiac Disease and has helped out many Celiacs .  He takes a lot of time to help you out.  His name is John Libonati.  He can help you out with the disease and also he has nutritional testing to find out what vitamins you are lacking , there is a fee for this but it is well worth it to know everything on how you can regain your health  either back to what it used to be and in most cases better then what it used to be  His mother has  written a fantastic book Recognizing Celiac Disease by Cleo Libonati.  .  This book is magnificent it just has everything you can think of about the disease and how to show doctors wha tmight be ailing you .If you would like to call john Libonati you can call him at 215 591 4565.


GLUTEN FREE PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS   I love  love these products .  They are my gold mine in a tube.  all I can say is they work to make your skin come alive and look and feel younger.  They are Aloe Based Products which is a great moisturizer and it helps with getting rid of lines and wrinkles.  My hands in the winter time always looked liked I was about twenty years old but not any more my hands look younger then I am now .  they have under New Products either an unscented chemical Free Shampoo or if you would like scent you can choose what scent you would like to have.  They have a list of essential oils that you can put into the shampoo that you have.  This company has soaps scented and unscented that have only 5 ingredients in them.  He also has creams and lotions all are very good  The owner's name is Chuck Wellman  this is a website for unscented laundry detergent.  Thsi detergent is from soapnuts.  Which is from a bush in India.  I use this detergent all the time I love it it has a natural fabric softener in the product.  The soapnuts themselves almost look like and feel like Acorns
There is going to be a gluten free demo with this detergent at Weavers Way coop this coming Saturday January 28th from 12 noon to 4 PM   Also members from Celiac Central will be there .  The address for the Weavers Way Coop is
8432 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia PA  19118
215 866 9150
Some other vendors that will be at this gluten free demo will be The Little Bakery located in Blue Bell PA  ( an Outstanding Bakery )   Amarath Bakery located in Lancaster PA  but in a lot of stores locally  Bob's Red Mill  This has scented and unscented shampoos and conditioners plus a shower gel that is also scented and unscented but can also be used a s a shampoo.  It works very well



WEBSITES FOR GLUTEN FREE COOKIES These cookies are really very good  they are at Whole Foods Markets ,  Giant Foods Stores and they are coming in George's Shop N Bag
                                                         1650 Limekilm Pike
                                                         Dresher PA
                                                         215 628 8055
Ask for the Grocery Manager John
_______________________________________________________________________________  These cookies are also fantastic they are an assortment of all different types of short bread cookies.  My favorite ones are the Almond Short Bread and the Lemon Short Bread.  they can be purchased at TJMax stores or Marshall stores


BAKERY  This bakery is outstanding  He is not a Celiac but he works just as hard if he was one.  He has put gluten free deserts in schools such as Germantown   Academy. Chestnuthill Academy
Montgomery County Community College.  he says if you would like his products in your store just let him know and he will try to make it happen.  His Brownies are to die for, he has a Cream Cheese Brownie that is sinfully good .

BREADS   this is my favorite gluten free bread.  It is soft like real bread and it taste fantastic,.  I am working to get this bread into Bottom Dollar Foods Grocery Store .  It is not in there yet but I am working on it..  My favorite bread is the 7 Grain Bread but everything else on their website is great

Thank you

Ellen Gaffney

Thursday, January 12, 2012




My son and I are both type 1 Diabetics
My son is more on the high tech and gadget type of person
He was on his I Phone last night and said to me Mom look at this, it was a new Blood  Glucose Meter  that attaches to your I Phone. or I Pad Touch.
It can stay there permanently on your I Phone or I Pad Touch or you can take it off your I Phone test with it and the minute you put it back on your I Phone it sends all your results to your I Phone that you did.You can email the results to your doctor.  You can set it up so that you you have everything right there like your carbohydrate counts your exercise ratios your before and post blood sugar results.
This was just approved for the US and it will be launched soon in the US for  sale
The website is
They show on this website how it all works and I must admit if you have a I Phone it is really quite interesting and quite easy to use.
To me it is so cool to have everything attached to my I Phone and to have it that I can  test right on my I Phone  and do everything I have to have done for my Diabetes right there and be done with it for the day
I can show my doctor when I have a doctor's appointment all my results
I can not wait until this meter is released for sale.

Thank you

Ellen Gaffney

Thursday, January 5, 2012



I just started working for a company that sells natural Aloe products
I have purchased a few of the products and  am waiting for them to come in

I heard about one of their products how great it was and received that product  a week ago
This product is just amazing it is like having an aloe plant in a tube
This product is a miracle worker, I am 50 years old and I do not like to put make up on but without it I need some help.   I have puffiness around my eyes and I have some wrinkles.
I was not expecting miracles with this product but that is what I received.  I put it on in the morning and about a few hours later my husband who does not usually comment on anything we have been married for over 23 years ..  He said have you been working out you look great .  Your face really looks like you have lost weight
He said seriously you look about 10 to 15 years younger.
This product which is gluten free is like having a mini face lift in the palm of your hand
It just sucks any imperfections in your skin right out and leaves your skin tight but not drying
It is also perfect to have around the house just in case you have a burn.
It costs 10.95 for a 4oz tube you can get this product on my website .  The website is  Just hit shop then go to the bottom of the page and hit continue then USA and go under Skin Care , then hit the body button.  This product is amazing it works and the nice thing is if you are looking to earn some extra money you can  get these products at a discount by joing this company which is Forever Living Products.  There is no cost to join and if you want a website ( which yo udo not have to have  to join )  the first two months are free to get started then it is l9.95 a month.  You get to choose what website name you  would like to use and if you decide that you no longer want a website you can just cancel it at any time.  .  .
If you would like to join you can join right on my website it explains everything there.  I found this company by looking for natural Aloe products.  I was not looking for anything extra as far as working but when I saw the products and heard how they were being made how natural they are.  I began to see maybe I should look into joining and when I saw that it did not cost anything to join I was like this is a win win situation.  I get products at a discount and I could also make money while doing so plus I can let others know about the products.   
There are only abut twenty products that are gluten free if you have issues with gluten in skin care.
I am purchasing about ten products to see if I have nay issues with them.  I will let you know but I know the Aloe Vera Gelly is gluten Free

I am waiting for their skin care and personal care lists for gluten free opitons to products so far i do not htink they hav eone made up because I have asked four times now and they send me out the one below.  I have tried alot of their products out and i have not had any reactions to it.
The following products I have tried without reactions to the products
Aloe Vera Gelly  Love it goes on sticky when i put it on my face but when it dries it makes my face look younger and smoother like a babies bottom
Aloe Ever Shield  Deodorant love it it works and no reactions
Aloe Moisturizing Lotion
Aloe liquid Soap  Love it Love it can be used for face and hands.  Very Mile and soothes your skin
Aloe First Aide Spray   Love it it can be used as a moisturizer for your self and some of the reps have told me tha tit is great for hot spots on dogs.  Also great on your own hair has fantastic ingredients in it
Aloe Day Lotion i love this one it is a moisturizer but it also is a toner and it tightens your pores without drying you out
Aloe Vera tooth Gel  Love it it makes my teeth really shinny and white and some reps have said tha tit helps with receding gums
I get reactions to products estremely easilty within minutes of putting it on but with these products no reactions just smoother well moisturized skin and my skin looks and feels better.  . 

The following products are the list that they put out that is gluten free but as you cna see it is all products tha tyou comsume nome of them are for skin care or personal care. 
If you feel like buying any of these products you can go to my website which is  hit shop now then USA I usually go to the Skin care button then body button to get the Aloe Vera Gelly and then if yo like you cna look at the Persoanl care items.  I really feel that these are the best products  I just wanted to let you know about them

The following items are their Gluten Free Lists

aloe vera nectar
aloe blossom herbal tea
aloe vera gel
forever a beta care
forever active ha
forever active probiotic
forever aloe bits n peaches
forever aloe2go
forever artic sea
forever b-12 plus
forever bee honey
forever bee pollen
forever bee propolis
forever calcium
forever echinacea supreme
forever essentials
forever fast break
forever fast break ultra
forever freedom
forever freedom2go
forever garcinia plus
forever garlic thyme
forever ginkgo plus
forever kids
forever lean
forever lite ultra chocolate
forever lite ultra vanilla
forever lycium plus
forever multi maca
forever nature's 18
forever nature's min
forever pomesteen power
forever pro 6
forever royal jelly
forever vision

Thank you

Ellen Gaffney