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John Libonati

GIG of Atlanta

January 11th, 2011 by John Libonati


GIG of Atlanta is a support group, serving Atlanta, its suburbs and North Georgia. The group is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Its members pay a small fee to belong. Members typically are people with Celiac Disease , Gluten Intolerance and/or Dermatitis Herpetiformis, their families and those exploring a gluten free lifestyle. The primary objective of the group is to offer support and information to those dealing with these chronic illnesses and/or the gluten free diet. The group is also committed to furthering the awareness of celiac disease, gluten intolerance and gluten free needs and meetings are open to the public. The group and its Board of Directors (more…)


John Libonati

The Atlanta Gluten-Free Dinner Club

January 11th, 2011 by John Libonati

We currently have 338 members and have held 84 meetups since October 2003

The purpose of this group is to share experience, strength, and laughter with other Celiacs while enjoying gluten free meals at area restaurants. Our dinners are lots of fun & a great way to learn tips and information about living gluten free! Sometimes our best resources are each other!

If you enjoy dining out and meeting new friends, then this group is for you! We are always looking for the best places to eat gluten free in the Atlanta area. We have more options now than ever before as restaurants learn how to accommodate a gluten free diet. The options for us grow every year! Things we thought we couldn’t have anymore (pizza, pasta, Asian cuisine, even fried food!) have once again become part of our diets.

A great resource is our Message Board where you can join in a discussion on a gluten free topic or ask a question.

Website: http://www.meetup.com/atlantagfdinnerclub/

Contact: 2011 Organizer - Andrea Harrison, 404-403-3307, atlgfdinnerclub@comcast.net

South Seattle Gluten Intolerant/Celiac Disease Support Group Meeting.

Free !

Meets every 3rd Tues. monthly from 7-9pm at Valley Medical Center
(MAC Bldg).

Co-Chairs:  Greg & Lynn   e-mail:  Southseattlegfgroup@yahoo.com

We serve both Rockland County, NY and Bergen County, NJ.

Contact information:

NYNJ R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids)
Chapter Leader: Gabrielle Simon
Email: nynjrockmom@yahoo.com
Web: www.facebook.com/nynjrock
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nynjrock

Marissa Carter

Gluten Free Soapbox: Say NO to “Meanies” in Forums

December 27th, 2010 by Marissa Carter

So many boxes, so little time… [taliesin/Morguefile

For this week’s gluten free soapbox we go back to the forums. Those online “support groups” that are supposed to be a place of sharing, healing and camaraderie. People log on to the gluten free forums to talk about their troubles and make friends who are struggling with the same issues they are. That is why I am so disturbed today.

Something I’ve noticed happening every so often (not constantly, but too much) is the sarcasm and derision thrown at (more…)

John Libonati

Gluten Free & Celiac Support Group Search

December 22nd, 2010 by John Libonati

Please choose a state to find a support group near you.

District of Columbia

Janet Rinehart

Step by Step Guide: Beginning the Gluten-Free Lifestyle

November 29th, 2010 by Janet Rinehart

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 have experience with the gluten-free diet.  We can help you acclimate to the changes in your lifestyle. We welcome your questions.
  • Join national celiac support groups, for example: (more…)
Heather M. Cline

So You Want to Start a Celiac Support Group?

November 18th, 2010 by Heather M. Cline

celiac disease support group

Celiac Disease Support Groups Are Priceless

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 local support group and within a few years, I was standing as the president.

Support groups serve a great purpose of providing grass root support from others in a similar situation.  This is priceless for newly diagnosed Celiacs and those who love them.  There can be an initial overwhelming sense of confusion and helplessness.  The good news is that even though there is a learning curve, it gets much easier!  And local support groups can be a huge help in the process.

Whether you want to start a support group or improve an existing one, these tips can help get you motivated and succeed. (more…)

Well I’m back from wedded bliss. I’ve gone to the grocery after having not done so for 2 mos. I’ve cooked two meals this week. Not even sure when that last happened.  I’m back to eating gluten free all over Austin. As my first post back, I want to talk about an invaluable gluten free resource: Twitter.

I avoided Twitter for years because I just didn’t get the purpose. In addition, I didn’t want one more internet site to keep up with. Facebook & email were quite enough for me. However, an Austin gluten free friend changed my mind. At lunch one day, she told me the gluten free (or vegan, dairy free, etc) community is extremely strong and vocal on Twitter. I joined and quickly discovered (more…)

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) – Consuming food containing gluten can be debilitating for people with gluten sensitivity or the more severe celiac disease (also known as sprue). They must rely on strict gluten-free diets for good health. Now, as part of its commitment to provide customers with convenient and affordable health and wellness solutions, SUPERVALU(R) INC. (SVU 12.13, +0.08, +0.66%) is offering customers afflicted with gluten sensitivity an informative diet management program throughout its nationwide family of grocery stores, including (more…)