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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 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.

Recipe Sites

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

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.

Great Without Gluten: A blog from the UK with some tasty-looking GF recipes.

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.

Understanding and Coping with Celiac Disease

100% Gluten Free News - Podcast: Health Educator Andrea Tucker curates vetted information for happy, healthy gluten free living.

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

Beyond Celiac: Awareness, Advocacy, Action (formerly known as 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. 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.

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.

Gluten Detective: If, after going gluten free, you continue to have symptoms it can be due to a number of different issues. You may have additional sensitivities, or your diet may not be completely gluten free. The Gluten Detective products can help you determine if your diet is truly gluten free.

Gluten Dude: Product info, blog posts, humor, forums, coupons and more.

Gluten Free Drugs: Are your medications gluten free? Find out at this web 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 Free Watchdog: Provides unbiased reporting of state-of-the art gluten-free food testing data for consumers. Subscribe for full text of all reports.

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.

Natonal Celiac Association (NCA) is dedicated to the mission of supporting, educating and advocating for individuals with celiac disease, their families and communities across the nation. Their web site offers resources, recipes, and more.

Simply Gluten Free: An all-purpose site offering information, support, recipes and more. Some recipes are also dairy-free, sugar-free, nut-free, vegetarian, vegan or paleo.

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.

VeryWell has a comprehensive and up-to-date section on Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance with sub-topics ranging from symptoms and diagnosis, testing, shopping, socializing, and associated health issues.

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

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

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 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:
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.

Government Sources of Recall Notices

Occasionally there are product recalls for undeclared wheat or other allergens. Some of these are voluntarily done by the company that produced the product, and there is no government involvement, but for many recalls you may find further information by using the links below:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Recalls, Market Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service