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Madison Area Gluten Intolerance Chapter

Links Related to Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

Travel Planning and Destinations

Allergy Eats: Locate or rate a restaurant based on its level of allergy friendliness. Search for restaurants by choosing from a selection of allergies and by typing in a city name or zip code. Restaurants are rated by users; not all restaurants have ratings. Need to create a free login in order to rate restaurants.

Gluten-Free On-the-Go: The celiac friendly guide to gluten-free restaurants, hotels, and more.

Gluten Free Registry: Clickable map of the United States. Click on state of interest to get a list of restaurants, groceries and bakeries in that state.

Gluten Free Spotlight: Focused on user-submitted restaurants and reviews, along with news relevant to the gluten free community.

Gluten Free Travel Site: Focused exclusively on user-submitted gluten-free travel reviews of hotels, resorts, restaurants, and cruise ships. Quickly and easily access travel reviews organized by geographic region. Read about others' personal experiences traveling and dining out in any part of the world. Submit a review sharing your experience from a hotel, resort, cruise, or favorite restaurant.

Bob and Ruth's Gluten-Free Dining and Travel Club: Gluten-free tours and cruises.

Oscar H. Hanson House Bed & Breakfast: The Oscar H. Hanson House B&B is a romantically appointed 1883 Victorian Mansion in Cambridge, Wisconsin. We take pride in meeting the needs of our guests with food sensitivities and those adhering to special diets. We specifically have a firsthand understanding of what it's like to live gluten-free. Specialty flours such as buckwheat, garfava bean, and sorghum flour are staples in our kitchen and we bake from scratch.

Two Bars Seven Ranch: Horse riding, wild life viewing, enjoying life on a working cattle ranch in scenic Wyoming. And during Celiac Week there's no worry about dietary complications.

Recipe Sites

Fave Gluten Free Recipes: Easy to navigate site. Many or all recipes are actually on other sites, but the photos, easy navigation, and other features, such as Kid Friendly Recipes, Featured Foodies, and Foodie Reviews, look to make gluten free cooking exciting and fun.

Gluten-free recipes with links to blog postings and news on celiac disease.

Gluten Freeda: Online Cooking Magazine: Recipes, menus, product testing, news, and a weekly e-newsletter.

Karina's Kitchen Gluten-Free Casein-Free Recipe Index: Karina, the Gluten Free Goddess, has developed over 260 recipes, all gluten free and many also casein free and vegan.

Savory Palate: Noted cookbook author Carol Fenster provides recipes, tutorials and a blog. Emphasis on vegetarian and vegan cooking.

Understanding and Coping with Celiac Disease

American Celiac Disease Alliance: A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with celiac disease through programs of advocacy, awareness, education, and research.

BeFreeForMe: Free coupons and samples, recipes, articles, blog. Much of the site is customizable by allergy/intolerance.

Celiac.com: Gluten free information, on-line product catalog, and support forum. They also publish a journal.

Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University: Established to redefine the future of celiac disease and treatment on an ongoing basis, through continuing advances in research, patient care, and physician and public education. Video (YouTube playlist) from Thought Leader's Program in June, 2009, which includes sequences from Dr. Peter Green discussing recent research, and nutritionists discussing nutritional evaluation and vitamin and nutrient replacement.

CeliacHandbook.com: GF restaurants, online shopping, news, coping, resources.

Celiac Listserv: Open, unmoderated discussion list for those interested in Celiac Disease (Coeliac Sprue), dermatitis herpetiformis, gluten intolerance, wheat allergy, and co-incident intolerances, such as casein or lactose intolerance.

CeliacNow: Web site sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, focus is on nutrition and the gluten free diet.

Celiac Sprue Association (CSA/USA): Information on diet, product listing, surveys and studies, and more.

Gluten Free Drugs: Are your medications gluten free? Find out at this web site.

Gluten-Free Faces: Your Global Gluten-Free Social Network: Social networking site.

Gluten Free Help. Resources, information and recipes to improve the quality of health and life. This site will help educate you simply yet professionally in the area of gluten intolerance or sensitivity, celiac disease, gluten and any of the various titles, symptoms and solutions that reside in this field.

Gluten Free Magazine: Free on-line magazine, produced monthly, and podcast covering aspects of living gluten free.

Gluten Free on a Shoestring: Home Cookin' in the New Economy: Kid-friendly recipes, money-saving tips.

Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG): GIG sponsors the Gluten Free Certification Organization, the Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program, the Gluten Free Food Service program, and Teen Advocates with Gluten Sensitivity. The web site has recipes and educational materials.

National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA): A non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding for celiac disease that will advance research, education and screening amongst medical professionals, children and adults.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction search page showing a list of articles, documents or power point presentations on special dietary needs. Change the key words to search for other topics on the Department of Public Instruction web site.

University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center: Their mission is to raise diagnosis rates for celiac disease and meet the critical needs of people with the condition, through education, research, and advocacy.

University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research: Dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients with celiac disease, while learning the cause of the disease and finding a cure.

Looking for Love

Gluten Free Singles is a dating, networking, and informative website where you never have to feel alone, awkward, or a burden because you are gluten-free. The website is a welcoming place where people can find gluten-free dating partners, friends, and activity groups.

Disaster Planning

Disaster Preparedness for Families with Special Needs (at About.com): Links to articles on planning and preparing for emergencies.

How to Prepare a Gluten Free Disaster/Emergency Kit (at Celiac.com): A list of tips for how to prepare an emergency kit and what to include.

Preparing for Disaster (at Celiac Sprue Association web site): Information on preparing for hospital stays, a celiac-friendly disaster supplies list, link to the Federal Emergency Manangement Agency (FEMA) web site, and a link to purchase gluten free emergency kits.

Combining Gluten Free Flours, Substituting Other Ingredients

Gluten-Free Flour Power: Living Without's Gluten Free & More guide to choosing and using gluten free flours.

Cooking and Baking Gluten-Free, tips from the Gluten Free Goddess on using gluten free flours, and substituting for other ingredients such as dairy, eggs and other ingredients.

Specialty Flours and Products

Local groceries carry a large variety of gluten free flours. However, for those who love to experiment, there are other flours sometimes not carried locally that can be purchased on-line.

Après Vin sells flour from the pressed seeds of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Riesling grapes.

Barry Farm Foods sells many alternative flours, including almond, bean, cassava and more.

Bob's Red Mill has some gluten free flours not carried by local markets, such as black bean flour, green pea flour, hemp protein powder and white bean flour.

Dakota Prairie Organic Flour Company: For those who bake a lot, conventional and organic gluten free flours and flour blends are available in 5 pound bags and larger. Can also purchase mixes for cookies, etc.

Dowd and Rogers sells chestnut flour which is available from Amazon.

King Arthur Flour sells gluten free mixes and ingredients.

Dakota Free skin care products are made without gluten, fragrance, latex, paraben, casein, and alcohol.

North Bay Trading Company sells air-dried and freeze-dried vegetables which the web site describes as gluten free. These can be used to make your own mixes with rice or other grains or legumes for camping, backpacking, or emergency supplies.

When You Need to Know More

Following are links to web sites where you can search for published research information. Much of the information you might find may be technical in nature.

Dictionaries:    Sometimes it's helpful to have a dictionary handy when reading medical literature. Luckily there are some on the internet:

MedTerms.com
Medical-Dictionary.com
Online-Medical-Dictionary.org
MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary
The Free Dictionary

MedScape: Enter a word or phrase in the search box and click search to display a list of articles in the database.

PubMed: PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.