Your Facebook Questions Answered (Part I)


Back in April we asked our Facebook fans a question and got a flood of great responses:

Q: If you could ask our Chairman & Founder Mary Waldner for advice on one thing, what would it be?

Since we received so many great questions, I was asked to help us answer a few of the questions along with Mary! See my response to three of the questions below:


Hi Todd – I love your question! Having support is so helpful after diagnosis. I’m fortunate to have all the support I need working for an amazing gluten free company. I would strongly encourage you to not eat gluten ever again; the results are amazing! When I stopped eating gluten, my life completely changed. With Celiac Disease, if you continue to eat gluten, you are doing major damage to your body. Your health comes first! It is helpful to have the support of your family through your journey. Have you considered making family mealtime gluten free? Even though you are the only one with a Celiac Disease diagnosis, I’m sure others would benefit from a gluten free diet. With every meal, every bite, know that you are healing yourself. Hopefully your transformation will inspire others to join you on your journey to health.

– Valerie Douglass, DTR


Hi Patty – Bagels (gluten free and regular) are full of white starches, which can cause a spike in blood sugar. This spike in blood sugar can cause one to feel jittery after eating then fatigued then craving more starch/sugar as blood sugar decreases. This happens to me, which is why I try to avoid white starchy foods in my diet. To break this unhealthy cycle, choose foods high in fiber, protein and healthy fats. Opt for a whole grain cracker, like ours, instead! They pair great with organic cream cheese!

– Valerie Douglass, DTR


Hi Zack – Mary’s Gone Crackers are delicious with a wide variety of toppings. Some of my favorites are: goat cheese, hummus, guacamole, sardines, salsa, avocado, tuna and chicken salad. I eat a lot of our gluten free crackers! :)

You can also click here to see what some of our other Facebook fans recommend pairing their crackers with on our Facebook Page! – Valerie Douglass, DTR


Thank you everyone for your great comments and questions! I really enjoy reading them. If you have nutrition, food or healthy eating questions for me, post your question on our Facebook Page or email me directly at:

Valerie Douglass, DTR, Mary’s Gone Crackers


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