By Kim Auron
A gluten-free diet is recommended for those allergic to wheat and people who have celiac disease. Gluten is found in many foods since it is often used as a food additive. However, it is becoming easier to abstain from eating gluten. Jules Shepard, the author of Nearly Normal Cooking was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1999. Her cookbook is a great way to learn how to enjoy food without gluten. Additionally, she has created her own line of gluten free all purpose flour and baking mixes. They are only available in a few locations in Maryland, Minnesota and North Carolina. However, they can be ordered online through her website: http://www.nearlynormalcooking.com/httpdocs/flour.htm. Some other great places to find recipes for gluten free cooking are the website http://www.glutenfreeda.com/index.asp and a blog called Gluten Free Cooking School (http://www.glutenfreecookingschool.com/). Some people also believe a gluten-free diet can help reduce the symptoms of migraine headaches.
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