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A Bond Stronger Than Gluten

FOOD FOR THOUGHT The Gift of My Special Diet By Beth Hillson September 2013 As a baker with celiac disease, I have a love-hate relationship with gluten. It’s amazing what a little gluten can do for bread and pizza. Equally amazing is how sick it can make me. This wondrous peptide chain that miraculously binds

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Going Home

By Beth Hillson When I tell people I grew up in an Orthodox Jewish community in Old Town, Maine, they always ask the same question:  “How did your family end up there?” For years I would stare blankly when asked that question, shrug my shoulders and say, “I don’t know.” When you’re growing up, your

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