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.
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.
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.
- Celiac Center at Columbia University
- Celiac Support Association
- CeliacNow.com-Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
- Gluten Intolerance Group
- National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
- NIH (National Institute of Health) Celiac Awareness Campaign
- University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
- Center for CD Research (now in Boston, MD)
Or, for great monthly info, sign up for my free monthly gluten-free newsletter (see sidebar)
- My favorite: “Real Life with Celiac Disease” by Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, and Daniel Leffler, MS, MD
- The Gluten-Free Nutrition Guide by Tricia Thompson
- Celiac Disease (Revised and Updated Edition): A Hidden Epidemic by Peter Green, MD
My Favorite Gluten-free cookbooks for a variety of palates:
- 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes (1,000 Recipes) by Carol Fenster
- Think Joy of Cooking…just gluten-free
- The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook by Carrie Forbes review here
- Quick, simple, fix it and forget it meals. Everything I’ve made has been fantastic.
- Nourishing Meals: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes for the Whole Family by Ali Segersen review here
- Veggie-heavy, whole-foods meals for the whole family.
- The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam
- Grain-free, too? This is a great one for you.
- Gluten-free, Sugar-free Cooking: Over 200 Delicious Recipes to Help You Live a Healthier, Allergy-Free Life
- One of favorite books by Susan O’Brien.
- The Gluten-Free Vegan: 150 Delicious Gluten-Free, Animal-Free Recipes
- This new book by Susan O’Brien is a total gem!
- Cooking Free : 200 Flavorful Recipes for People with Food Allergies and Multiple Food Sensitivities by Carol Fenster
Helpful Gluten-free resources:
- Gluten and dairy free sources of calcium
- Gluten Free Drug List information on prescription and OTC medications
Scroll down, click on gluten free product lists, then select the either word or PDF format.
- What went wrong baking tips: a great resource for solving baking problems and figuring out how to fix them. From Jay Berger of Allergy Grocer.
- Gluten free dining resources:
- My favorite mobile dining out resource is Gluten-Free Travel site. You get reviews of restaurants, and there’s a free mobile site, too.
- Great sites with information and products to help people dine out safely on a gluten free diet. Dining out resources
- Tips for dining out while gluten free (the same ideas work with any other food restriction, too) Recommendations for dining out
Gluten free/Allergy Internet resources:
- Enjoy Life: Products without the top 8 allergens or gluten
- Kids With Food Allergies: recipes, tips, ideas and resources for parents
- Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network has great information on common allergens and provides support to patients and professionals, too.
- GF Mall Contains listings of hundreds of links to GF vendors
- FDA food allergy recall lists (from Celinas Foods)
- Celiac Facts Newsletter with articles and info related to Celiac and a gluten-free diet.
As ahealth 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
DC Metro Area Celiac Organization AKA DC Celiacs/DCMCO–welcomes people with Celiac disease or who avoid gluten for other reasons
Meetings held quarterly in Bethesda, DC, VA
Connect with DCMCO via:
NOVA/MD/DC Area ROCK (Raising Our Celiac Kids) Group
Yahoo group (free)
Periodic events, especially around holidays
Celiac Disease Foundation Support Group
Contact Theresa Thompson or call (703)815-1127
- 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.