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My name is Kelly Nolan.  My nickname is infonolan.  My hubs are primarily based on my life and I have many different topics.  One major area is Coeliac Disease and my concerns about how the 'gluten free' diet is becoming such an underestimated issue.  I plan to write further interesting entries throughout my life, particularly about businesses exercising false gluten free advertising!  You can find me (infonolan) on facebook and twitter.  I live in Australia and like to keep up-to-date with all the latest-type news in our society today.

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As a fellow Coeliac sufferer, I feel compelled to help others where I can. I have had many experiences, good and bad. Each hub posted about businesses misusing the gluten free term is legitimate. Opinions are not submitted unless they are substantiated. I do my very best in this regard to warn my fellow Coeliacs about particular issues, especially with foodservice outlets.

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  • 3

    Binaural Therapy - a Solution for Adrenal Fatigue?

    2 years ago

    Chronic stress can lead to several problems and has all sorts of effects on our lives on a day to day basis. Though it can lead to many things, I will be discussing one very important aspect of it that is extremely...

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    False and Illegal gluten free advertising from Pizza Hut in Australia

    2 years ago

    Within the last few years, many Australian pizza chains (both large and small) have been jumping onto the gluten free bandwagon from all corners. First, we started off with Pizza Capers, followed by Crust, then Domino's...

  • 3

    Celebrating a Soy-Free Easter with Amedei Chocolate

    21 months ago

    Amedei is a fairly new chocolate manufacturer based in Tuscany, Italy. Although their exquisite hand-made chocolates have been around for some time in all sorts of forms from chocolate bars to blocks to drops and even...

  • 10

    Kellogg's Australia - Gluten Free Rice Bubbles Please?

    2 years ago

    Breakfast has been, and continues to be, the most important meal of the day. From cereal to toast, most of the essentials we need lie in whole grains - foods that tend to contain at least a wheat, rye, barley or oat...

  • 3

    Gluten Free Specials at ALDI (April 21, 2011)

    3 years ago

    Gluten Free foods always come with the burden of cost. Whether this cost relates to quality, price or size; there is always a compromise. Many of our gluten free foods have yet to rival wheat alternatives and as many...

  • 5

    Urban Burger - A GREAT Gluten Free Destination for Coeliacs

    3 years ago

    Whilst I am out to take many businesses that 'falsely' promote their foods as gluten free (i.e. using the gluten free term and adding a disclaimer that the product 'may have come into contact with...') to task, I try...

  • 11

    Grill'd Gluten Free Burgers and Buns - NOT Gluten Free!

    3 years ago

    Grill'd is a fairly modern burger franchise that offers a range of burgers and buns. They are situated at various locations throughout Australia including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. There is plenty of...

  • 6

    Gluten Friendly - an ILLEGAL label!

    3 years ago

    In the past couple of years, many food service and restaurant-type businesses have been mindlessly jumping on the so-called 'gluten free' bandwagon, particularly within Australia and New Zealand! Much can be said about...

  • 13

    Ninety Nine (99) Restaurants - FALSE Gluten Free Menu (with a DISCLAIMER!)

    3 years ago

    So, it appears as though NINETY NINE (99) RESTAURANTS now offers a GLUTEN FREE MENU. Located in various states along the Eastern side of the United States of America; including Connecticut, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania,...

  • 8

    Nairn's Pure Oats? NOT gluten free!

    3 years ago

    It appears, after having been involved in recent discussions regarding the gluten free status of oats, that some companies just do not seem to be aware of some of the issues they could be thrusting upon individuals with...

  • 4

    Gluten Free Goodies at McDonald's McCafe - NOT!!

    4 years ago

    McCafe is just that, a cafe located at many McDonald's restaurants throughout Australia! It is a place where various Rainforest Alliance coffees as well as treats, frappes, cakes and other goodies are sold. I...

  • 11

    ZEFFIRELLI - Gluten Free Menu (with a DISCLAIMER?!)

    4 years ago

    I have recently been researching some businesses in various parts of Australia that offer gluten free. One notable place is ZEFFIRELLI (aka Canberra's No.1 Italian Restaurant). Situated in three suburbs; Belconnen,...

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    COELIACS BEWARE: Gelatissimo Gelati/Gelato are NOT Gluten Free!

    3 years ago

    Gelatissimo is an Australian ice cream retail chain with parlours existing at various shopping centres all around Australia (mainly in state capital cities). The quality of their ice cream here in Australia is...

  • 19

    Walkers Crisps - Suitable for Coeliacs - NOT!!

    4 years ago

    I have been aware of Walkers crisps (labelled 'suitable for coeliacs') causing adverse reactions in many individuals with coeliac disease in many past instances. However, coming from Australia, I have been locating and...

  • 12

    BEWARE!! Corn is NOT 'Gluten Free'

    4 years ago

    Most of us know that gluten is found in wheat, rye, barley and oats. It is typically present in these cereal grains, which are present in many of our everyday processed foods. We do not know, at this point in time,...

  • 5

    BURGER FUEL; NOT the fuel for gluten free!

    3 years ago

    It was not that long ago that I recently stumbled across BURGER FUEL. I have heard rumours time and time again that they offer gluten free buns! YES!!! They offer gluten free rolls that apparently not only look...

  • 3

    Sync'ing with Google on Mac OS X 10.6 (Gmail, Apple Mail, Address Book, iCal sync, OSX)

    3 years ago

    The introduction of Snow Leopard (Mac OS 10.6) was a rather significant move with regard to synchronisation features. The additions of Gmail functionality in this operating system have greatly enhanced not only the...

  • 26

    Fructose Malabsorption and Foods To Avoid - Fructose Friendly Diet

    3 years ago

    Defining Fructose Malabsorption Fructose Malabsorption is a food issue many of us have not heard of before. Even those with coeliac disease may have very little knowledge of fructose and foods it lies in. Symptoms...

  • 4

    Woolworths FreeFrom Macro Gluten Free Range Drowns the Coeliac Market in Australia!

    3 years ago

    Woolworths FreeFrom is a brand under Woolworths, one of Australia's most powerful and popular supermarkets. Situated in hundreds of locations throughout Australia, with a large range of products it has become a large...

  • 6

    La Porchetta - A Coeliac (gluten free) Aggravator

    3 years ago

    I see that the chain Italian restaurant "La Porchetta" is now using GF to promote their menu items to our target Coeliac market. It looks like there is some selection of...

  • 7

    Lindt Chocolate - Gluten Free Facts

    3 years ago

    Today, much of our population is aware of Coeliac Disease and the need to avoid gluten as a result. Most of us, as coeliacs, would know that even a 'little bit' of gluten should not be consumed on the gluten free diet....

  • 21

    Hungry Jack's - A Coeliac's (gluten free) no-go Destination!

    3 years ago

    EDITED TO ADD THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT 8-SEP-10: LAST REVIEWED 7-OCT-10: Please note that the following information with regard to fries only applies to Australian outlets outside of Western Australia only. I have...

  • 20

    Eagle Boys Gluten FRIENDLY (NOT gluten free) pizzas?! [What a joke!]

    19 months ago

    Eagle Boys does not offer a Gluten Free Pizza. It offers a Gluten FRIENDLY pizza. It is illegal to call something GLUTEN FRIENDLY in Australia.

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    Domino's - Gluten Free Pizza - NOT!!!

    2 years ago

    OK folks, after reading the Sleepless Nights and Frogpondsrock blogs, I decided it would be necessary to create my OWN post on my view of Domino's Pizza and the Coeliac Society of Australia (CSoA)! After hearing of...

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