It's been a while since I made any sort of gluten-free recipe. That's why I decided to re-do this delicious gluten-free carrot cake cookie recipe of mine for you to try! It's both dairy free and gluten-free which means a lot of people can enjoy it. This is a recipe I found from Healthfulpursuit.com which you can find Here! I decided to adjust the recipe a bit while also adding my own dairy free icing to make it taste a lot better. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as me!

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Typical doctors see hundreds of patients a month. None of them have the time to focus on your case and you alone. If you're fed up with seeing doctors only to get no where with your on going illness, it's time to turn to academic medical research centers. Doctors at research centers often focus on just your case and you alone. They often have the most up-to-date research and the best technology in the industry. Whether you need help with celiac disease, adrenal fatigue, DH, or any on-going medical problem, medical research centers may be the best to help. Surely you don't want to travel across the U.S. to see one. And I'm sure you don't want to spend hours online researching too. That's why I created this list for the best medical research centers in each state so that you can hopefully get a doctor who will listen.

Note: Each link leads to the college's medical center website. Some medical institutes may require a referral from a physician. Each site will provide a form to print out or they will give you steps on how to get referred. 


5 Best in the U.S.

Alabama

Alaska
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Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho
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Illinois 

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana 

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania 

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Advice:
If you're at the point where doctors aren't helping you any more, I recommended finding one of these research centers to help. Some people, like myself, travel states to get seen by the best doctors. Definitely look into these colleges and take the time to travel to an center even if it isn't close. If you're tired of feeling like crap, getting a doctor who will be dedicated to your case can make a difference.

These universities were ranked in the top 100 best medical centers for research by Forbes.com.

When I first went gluten-free, I never really had the option of having gluten-free meals delivered to my door. Sure, there were gluten-free subscription programs that sent products. But never was there a service that sent fully prepared gluten-free meals. It's hard enough to go gluten-free and have a variety of meals to make on a weekly basis. That's where BlueButterfly comes in to make this part of life much easier. BlueButterfly Gluten Free is a wonderful gluten-free meal delivery service that sends fully prepared meals right to your doorstep on a weekly basis. Right now, they mainly ship meals to the North East portion of the U.S. but it is still possible to receive their meals anywhere in the U.S.!

So you're gluten-free. Your family knows, your friends know, and most likely your work colleagues know too. One day you decide to go to a get-together of some sort. To your surprise, a friend decides to make you feel included by baking you gluten-free banana bread. How nice of them! You feel happy that you're included, happy that someone thought of you so you wouldn't feel left out. How great is this! Although, there's just one thing. You have that one thought lingering in your mind asking yourself, "Did they make this on a shared surface? Is this really gluten-free or did they cross contaminate?" Of course you don't want to turn down such a nice gesture and be impolite. Now this puts you in a tough situation because you don't want to get sick too! So what do you do?


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Relationships are very crucial to our happiness. Whether it be friendships, family members, or a loved one. With so many different scenarios that are now harder after being gluten-free, wouldn't it be nice to get a little help? If you look around, there's not really anyone talking about it. As a male with celiac disease, I want to offer my input on dating gluten-free. Most people who are gluten-free think that being with someone else who is gluten-free would create the perfect match. I can surely say from experience that that is not always the case. What matters to a relationship is a lot more.


Why you can date someone who is not gluten-free:
It's already hard enough to find someone that you're compatible with. So when you only look for someone who is gluten-free, you can really sell yourself short. What matters most is finding someone who is supportive, caring, and someone who is there for you when you need it. That person can be someone who is gluten-free or not. But you shouldn't limit yourself to those who are gluten-free just because you think it would be easier. Sure, it would be easier in some ways. I dated someone who was gluten-free myself. What I realized, however, is that if you're focusing on being gluten-free more than anything else in a relationship, the relationship will never work out. There is more to a relationship than just gluten. There is more to you than just gluten. If you just be yourself, be happy with who you are, then the right person will come along and love you for that too.

Date ideas when you're with someone who is not gluten-free: 

You may be wondering what are some good date ideas for going out with someone who is not gluten-free? I'll admit that this can make dating a little more difficult at first. That's why myself and some members from Enjoy Life Foods put together these 10 ideas that will be sure to help :)

10 Gluten Free Date Ideas With Help From Enjoy Life Foods

1. Choose a food date that is easier for gluten-free! Grabbing a cup of coffee or getting some dairy free ice-cream instead of grabbing a whole meal can make the date a lot easier early on.

2. Non-food related dates! What’s more fun than spending a day out on the town going to the zoo, a museum, or the beach?

3. Did you know there are food allergy dating apps and meet up groups? Take advantage of resources that are available to you!

4. BYO to the movie theater! Stash Enjoy Life’s grab & go treats in your purse, but you didn’t hear that from us ;)

5. Plan a picnic together! This can be a chance for you and the other person to choose their own items for the picnic and make it a little less restricting. Also, what’s better than being out in nature?

6. Cooking classes: show your significant other the ropes of allergy-friendly cooking during a night in! Choose from a list of amazing recipes Enjoy Life has created, all gluten-free and free-from the top 8 common allergens.

7. Safe Dating Jar: pick from a jar of a pre-made list of safe restaurants in your area.

8. Keep a stash of Baking Chocolate Snack Packs at your significant other's place so you never have to be without an emergency chocolate fix.

9. Make a meal for you and your significant other! Nothing is more romantic than surprising your loved one with a homemade meal. Surprise him/her by making it gluten-free!

10. Order a gluten-free kit to try different gluten-free products together and test which ones you both like best!

Send Me This Guide For 10 Gluten Free Date Ideas



Final thoughts:
There will always be people who treat you bad in life at one point or another. Unfortunately, the world is full of rude people who may make it seem like your allergies are a problem. But just because it is a problem to one person doesn't mean it is a problem to everyone else. Don't let one or more bad experiences discourage you from having a great one when it comes to dating. That's what dating is all about. You live and learn. Whether the person you date is gluten-free or not, it will make no difference as long as you show them how great of a person you truly are.

What's your favorite gluten-free date idea? Comment below!


Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I'm sure you're looking for gluten-free or allergy friendly treats. Enjoy Life Foods chocolate chips are a staple in my house. Most times I'm just eating them out of the bag but they can actually be used for some great recipes as well! For Valentine's Day, I created these 5 different recipe ideas to make the eating freely a little more fun. If you're not sure on how to melt the chocolate easily, you can watch my video below on how to melt it in minutes.
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