Monday, May 12, 2014

Celiac Disease: How to be Gluten Free

Celiac disease: it hates my guts. - Anonymous


Celiac disease affects about 1 in every 133 people in the US, or more than 2 million people(credit). It's a condition in which the body has an inability to process gluten. Gluten is a substance that is present in grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough (credit). The small intestine lining becomes damaged, which means the body can't absorb the nutrients. This causes fatigue, malaise, bloating, and diarrhea.

To begin learning about Celiac disease and how to master it, I would recommend Celiac Disease for Dummies. You can find it here on Amazon for about $12 on a kindle or about $17 for paperback. You can also look for the lowest prices on Amazon for Celiac Disease for Dummies through this link. The lowest price that I can see is $8 with $4 shipping and handling. There's also a Dummies guide called Living Gluten-Free that is $1.99. I'm not sure how much of that information would overlap the Celiac Disease guide, but for $2, why not? You can find that here.

Freebies that I've found just from researching that you can read from the Dummies website:
Celiac for Dummies Cheat Sheet
First chapter of Celiac Disease for Dummies in PDF version

Worried about traveling and finding gluten-free friendly places? Check out these sites.

Gluten Free Travel Site - at a quick glance, this website gives lots of names for restaurants but almost all the ratings are 5/5, which I don't really trust. If nothing else, this website gives lots of different options.

Find Me Gluten Free - This website is what I would use. You can search any state and it brings up all the towns, then lists tons of restaurants and choices with reviews. A great resource!

Jay writes about etymology (and sometimes other things) - A clever blog post explaining a little more about gluten its etymology.

Gluten-Free Celebrities - Interesting!

8 Things No Gluten-Free Person Ever Wants to Hear - This made me laugh out loud!!

If you have any info you think would be helpful or gluten free tips that you'd like to share, we'd love to hear! Shoot us an email at

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