Resources

So You Want to Start a Celiac Support Group?

I was diagnosed in 1996 when “celiac” and “gluten free” were still foreign words.  I remember the first conversation I had with a fellow Celiac.  I sat on the floor in my bedroom, confused and overwhelmed, listening to the kind voice on the other end of the telephone talking me through gluten free condiment options.  She introduced me to our ...

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Step by Step Guide: Beginning the Gluten-Free Lifestyle

FOR THE NEWLY-DIAGNOSED CELIAC AND DH’er STEP-BY-STEP:  BEGINNING THE GLUTEN-FREE LIFESTYLE© by Janet Y. Rinehart, Houston,  and Lynn Rainwater, San Antonio BEGIN A definite diagnosis of Celiac Disease (screening blood tests plus endoscopic biopsies) and/or Dermatitis Herpetiformis (skin biopsy) means a lifetime commitment to a gluten-free diet. Take full advantage of your local chapter membership.  Our group leaders and contacts ...

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Easy G-Free Meals

I love Springtime. More sunshine, flowers coming up, and I just want to be outdoors…and not in my kitchen. I’m still not used to the longer days, so by the time it starts getting dark and I start thinking about dinner, I’m often scrambling to get food on the table. So it’s a great time to refocus on quick and ...

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Sex and the Celiac: Dating Tips for the Gluten-Free

When you have celiac disease or another gluten-related disorder, dating can be fairly tricky. With so much focus on restaurant outings, movie theater snacks and the post-date kiss, people with a gluten-related disorder have a lot more to think about than just finding the perfect outfit. The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) shares these 5 tips for navigating the ...

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Gluten-free Cook Book Review: The Gluten-Free Table by The Lagasse Girls

Jilly and Jessie Lagasse were diagnosed with celiac disease, one in 2001 and the other in 2004, so now they must adhere to a strict gluten-free diet. No problem for the Lagasse Girls because they have created a gluten-free cookbook called The Gluten-Free Table that is full of family favorites and Southern classics that are sure to please the most discerning palate.

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The Britney Spears Gluten-Free Soundtrack

I don’t care what you think about her life choices, lack of shoes, or all-around confusing actions, Britney Spears basically made a soundtrack that speaks to my journey with the gluten-free diet. Annnnnd here we go: Toxic  When you have come to the realization that gluten is toxic for your body, but you still have a deep, passionate love for it. It’s like that ...

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National Foundation For Celiac Awareness Prepares Colleges and Universities for Gluten-free Requests

1/18/2013 Recent Court Settlement Sets Strong Precedent for Gluten- and Allergen-Free Accommodations; NFCA Urges Colleges and Universities to Take Action.   Ambler, Pa.  (Jan.  15, 2013) – Students choose their college or university based on a number of factors. Their ability to find a meal on campus shouldn’t be one of them.   According to the National Foundation for Celiac ...

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