Nourishing Your Body for Better Health

Gluten-Free Resources

To purchase the Gluten-free Handout kit for nutrition pros, with 20 ready-to-go, customizable handouts, see the RD Resources page.

Just getting started? See my beginner’s guide to going gluten-free.

 

Local Events

Celiac Centers

Insurance letter

Support Groups

Restaurants

NoVA/DC Area Stores with GF listings

 

Celiac Disease & GF Diet Videos–

Dr. John Snyder, Chief of the Department of Gastroenterology at CNMC in DC,  Dr. Gary Kaplan, Medical Director of Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine and myself discussing testing, diagnosis and follow-up, eating a gluten-free diet and a short segment on when it’s not Celiac.  The Celiac Sprue Association has been kind enough to support the project.

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Information on Celiac disease:

There’s been a lot of new research and changing information on Celiac Disease and a gluten free diet in the last few years. Here are some sites with credible, research based information.

Or, for great monthly info, sign up for my free monthly gluten-free newsletter (see sidebar)

Books

Informational:

My Favorite Gluten-free cookbooks for a variety of palates:

Helpful Gluten-free resources:

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Insurance Reimbursement for Patients with Celiac:

As a health care professional, I was deeply disturbed to learn that many insurance companies do not provide coverage for Medical Nutrition Therapy for Celiac Disease.  I began writing letters on behalf of of my clients to spread awareness, and much to my surprise, about half the time the insurance company eventually provides coverage .  To the best of my knowledge Medicare and Tricare have not ever covered services, and Anthem almost always denies coverage.

There are two letters here.  One for Registered Dietitians to file on behalf of their patients, and one is for  clients to file on their own behalf

Local Area Support Groups:

DC Metro Area Celiac Organization AKA DC Celiacs/DCMCO–welcomes people with Celiac disease or who avoid gluten for other reasons
Contact:info@dcceliacs.org
www.dcceliacs.com
Meetings held quarterly in Bethesda, DC, VA

Connect with DCMCO via:

Twitter
Facebook
Pinterest

NOVA/MD/DC Area ROCK (Raising Our Celiac Kids) Group
Yahoo group (free)
Periodic events, especially around holidays

CDF
Celiac Disease Foundation Support Group

Contact Theresa Thompson or call (703)815-1127

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Local Restaurants:

  • My favorite resource for dining out is Gluten Free Travel Site.  Not only do you get lots of reviews, but there’s a free mobile version. They have a new app, Dine GF. Another great app is Find me gluten-free
  • I’ve posted a link to NoVA area restaurants with GF menus or who cater to GF folks.
  • DC Celiacs has just compiled a great list of places in the DC area! You do need to register for the yahoo group (which is free). Once you are registered, look under “database” which is on the left hand column.
  • Delphi forums just updated their list for the US and Canada
  • Another great list is available through the Silly Yaks yahoo site (also free!)
  • Triumph Dining has a great guide which is a perfect way to find restaurants anywhere in the U.S.  They’ve got dining cards in a variety of languages, too!
  • Richard Paul of the DC Celiacs group was kind enough to compile a list of places to eat in DC, and even what Metro stop they are near.  Thanks, Richard!

If you have resources that you would like included that are not on this list, please contact me.

My take on gluten sensitivity and stool tests.

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Local stores carrying a wide selection of GF and allergen free products with GF product listings (where available)

  • Giant Supermarket
  • Healthway Natural Foods703-589-1041
    • Located in Alexandria, Annadale, Springfield (other locations throughout VA)
  • My Organic Market(301) 816-4944
    • Locations in Alexandria, Fairfax (other locations in MD)
      • GF food list (not currently accessible)
  • Roots Market 301-774-1344/ 443-535-9321
    • Locations in Clarksville and Olney MD
  • Yes Natural Markets. 3 Locations in DC 202-363-1559
  • Washington Green Grocer 301-333-3697 Delivers organic fruits, veggies and herbs to DC, VA and MD

 

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