Celiac disease is a highly common but underdiagnosed autoimmune disease that causes intolerance to gluten, a protein found in many grains and other foods. In this guide, find reputable Web sites, articles, recipes, blogs, online grocery stores and more that will help celiac disease sufferers live healthfully.
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Apart from a strict gluten-free diet for life, arming yourself with information and resources is the best way to tackle a diagnosis of celiac disease. Below, find sites to shop for gluten-free foods and recipe blogs to help you stick to a delicious celiac disease diet.
- Columbia University nutritionist Anne Lee presents a chart of hidden sources of gluten. RecipeNet’s “Gluten Reference Chart” is also very handy, but the site notes that these types of charts are not a substitute for carefully reading ingredients when you’re at the supermarket.
- The jury is still out on whether certain alcohols, like gin and vodka, are safe for people with celiac disease. Celiac.com’s “Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages” lists many as safe, but a commenter on the article notes that to really “play it safe,” one should stick to rum and gluten-free beer. Bottom line: Talk to your doctor or a nutritionist.
Celiac Sprue Association
has a “Gluten-Free Recipes
” section with tips on how to make substitutions in regular recipes with gluten-free ingredients, gluten-free recipes by category, a link to order gluten-free recipe books from the association and more.
is the largest U.S. online grocery store of gluten-free products. Find flours, baked goods, cereals, desserts and dessert mixes, pastas and more. The site also sells devices like bread machines and books. Check out the “Links
” section for support groups, organizations, magazines and research foundations.
The Gluten-Free Mall
is another online grocery store that sells some of the brands that Glutenfree.com does not. It also has a great selection of books
, including recipe books, self-help books and pocket guides.
is a blog by a celiac sufferer that was made into a book of the same name in 2007. Shauna James Ahern provides recipes, life experiences and advice from the perspective of someone who is working hard to enjoy food and life with celiac disease. On the right side of the blog, take note of Ahern’s links to other celiac-related blogs, sites, food companies and retailers.
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