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Saturday, March 24, 2012



Between April and May Giant Food Stores will be acquiring a lot of the Genuardi's Food Stores
They are planning a lot of changes for the better for customers with dietary needs
I have heard that they will be labeling throughout the store which items are gluten free so that if you are a new Celiac or just for dietary needs need to be on a gluten free diet it will be easier for yo to know which foods are gluten free and which foods are not gluten  free.

My understanding is that they will still have the gluten free organic aisles but they will also be going through out the rest of the store to let you know if a product is gluten free.  There will be a tag saying that it is gluten free on the shelf

I think this is a fantastic idea particularly if you have a friend or family member that is trying to help you out and goes into the store not really knowing which products you can have  but wants you  to feel comfortable if you are coming to their house.  This way they might not know everything there is to know about Celiac Disease but they will know that a product is gluten free without second guessing.

Thank you

Ellen Gaffney

Thursday, March 22, 2012



I called the offices of Maybeline  make up   Yesterday and asked them if they could tell me which lines of their make up is gluten free.
The representative was very helpful she went through a couple of the lines and came up with these  that are gluten free.



Super Stay Lip Stick 10 Hr. 14 Hr. 24 Hr.



Instant Age Rewind Firming foundation SPF 18 Full Coverage

Fit Me Firming Foundation SPF 18 Light Coverage



Expert Ware Duos



Colossal Volume Express up in Yellow Tube


Also for Cover Girl their Blast Flip Stick Lip Stick is Gluten Free this has two sides to it one side is a gloss with a different color the other side is a cream with a different color.  You put the gloss on your upper lip and the cream on the lower lip then pucker your lips and you have one great color on your lips


thank you

Ellen Gaffney

Saturday, March 10, 2012



It was about 4 or 5  years ago that I was diagnosed with  Celiac disease,and I am also a type 1 diabetic.
My diabetes is in pretty good shape My A1C'S which are your blood sugar levels for three months are always in normal ranges.  My A1C's are between 6.2 to 6.7
I discovered a unique discovery I stopped using dairy in my diet and began drinking Almond milk.  I am on the heavy side
Almost immediately I began to feel thinner, I have only been doing this for about a month but I  have lost now 10 lbs just by doing this change in my diet.  I am also watching what I am eating but no real changes.
Since using the Almond Milk I use the Almond Breeze Vanilla Milk.  My insulin levels have dropped significantly.
I am on an insulin pump, I use the Animas Ping Pump.  Before using the Almond Milk my basal dosage ( which is the insulin I use to make my blood sugars work without eating any food) my insulin dosage for the basal rate was about 70 units per day , now it is 39 units per day.  This is totally  amazing to me.  I have never had my insulin levels this low.  I went on line and sure enough it was even there saying that if you are a diabetic your insulin levels might drop by using Almond Milk in your diet.
If my insulin levels are normal between 80 and 90 and I am about to eat a meal I have to be careful how much insulin I use.  The old saying less is more.  I can not believe this change in my appearance since I dropped the dairy in my diet and have adopted using almond milk in my diet.  Another trick  I do for high blood sugars is to take about 2 table spoons of Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar followed by a glass of water.  This really helps me with lowing my blood sugar and majority of the time I do not need to take extra insulin but of course sometimes I do still but it really helps. You do have to be care ful at least for me it really lowers my blood sugars rapidly.
I hope this information helps you , please look more into this and consult your doctor but this has really helped me out

Thank you

Ellen Gaffney