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Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd Ed. (Single Copy)

Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide, 3rd Ed. (Single Copy)

This easy to read “survival guide” outlines essential information for people diagnosed with Celiac disease.


Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease caused by sensitivity to protein (gluten) found in wheat, barley and rye. If these grains are consumed by a person with celiac disease, an immune response is triggered and damage is caused to the lining small intestine.

Though celiac disease cannot be cured, the condition can be managed. The only treatment for celiac disease is to eat a gluten-free diet, but managing it also involves making sure you get all the vitamins and nutrients you need.

Gluten in Your Medication: What Celiacs Need to Know

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Medication, both over-the-counter and prescription, can be a hidden source of gluten. If you're following a gluten-free diet, that can spell trouble. Follow these tips to make sure your meds are gluten-free.

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How to Order Gluten-Free in a Restaurant

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Dining out doesn't have to be off-limits for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. It just takes some extra planning and attention. Here's how to enjoy a gluten-free meal away from home.

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Avoiding Gluten Cross-Contamination

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You might not think twice about the pot you use to boil water, the plate you put your food on or even the shelf where you got your grocery item, but for people with celiac disease, these every day considerations can be a virtual mine field. Here's how to avoid gluten cross-contamination.

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Going Gluten-Free? Look to Green Banana Pasta!

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A recent study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that green banana flour, which contains healthy bioactive compounds, may help those with celiac disease enjoy their favorite pasta dishes without the extra fat and calories in some gluten-free pasta alternatives.

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