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  • Based upon the FDA's response to our concerns regarding the temporary relaxation of labeling laws, together with Gluten-Free Watchdog and other colleagues, we have put together this document to help manufacturers keep people safe.
  • NCA has uncovered an extreme lack of GF food in many food pantries across the US with COVID-19. NCA has been receiving increased requests for GF food assistance. Feeding Gluten-Free is our initiative to help get GF food to people who need it across the US by connecting GF food companies with area food pantries. Please donate today to help us continue to provide GF food to people in need.  DONATE NOW Here are some of the recent connections we have facilitated: We so thankful to work with Garden of Health Food Bank to distribute ANOTHER truckload from Schar to
  • Do you have unanswered general nutrition questions about the gluten-free diet and lifestyle? Our dietitians are happy to answer your general nutrition questions about celiac disease. Please submit questions that are applicable to a general gluten-free audience. We regret that personal clinical questions (medical history, labs, supplements, etc.) cannot be addressed. Time allowing, every effort will be made to answer all submitted questions.  This month's answered questions: Can coffee cause stomach issues? How would I find a dietitian knowledgeable about CD? What is the best gluten-free probiotic to take? Click Here to Ask a Question
  • Q: What is the best gluten-free probiotic to take? I was diagnosed this last February and honestly don’t know how many live bacteria I should be using on a daily basis. Answer A great way to get probiotics naturally is from cultured foods. Foods such as kefir and fermented vegetables are usually a better way of getting probiotics than a supplement as you get a lot more variety of strains of bacteria from these cultured foods. Probiotic supplements usually only contain one or two strains and a few billion colony forming units (CFUs).  In contrast, fermented foods contain many different strains
  • Q: My daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease last May. We removed all gluten from her diet, but would like to see a dietitian to help us. How can we find a dietitian that is knowledgeable about celiac disease? Answer Seeing a dietitian skilled in celiac disease and the gluten-free diet is an integral part of getting started on the gluten-free diet and on track to recovery. A dietitian can help you navigate the many pitfalls of the gluten-free diet, as well as help you develop a nutritionally balanced diet to support good health. Gluten-Free Watchdog Tricia Thompson, who is
  • Q: Hello! My mother has celiac disease and is strictly on a gluten-free diet, yet she still has some stomach issues. This week I started reading about different people and articles saying that coffee could be causing that, as some coffee's might be cross-contaminated with gluten. Is that true? I can't find any scientific articles to test this theory out, but what I do find is many people online who claim switching over from processed coffee grounds to coffee beans has significantly helped them. I know coffee itself is gluten free but is there any truth to this? Answer Plain,
  • Product Recalls and Alerts Fresh Express Southwest Chopped Kit has been recalled due to undeclared wheat and other allergens. The recalled product was distributed between June 12 and June 18 in the states of Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Click here for more information.  Captain Rusty's Seafood Dips have been found to contain undeclared allergens including wheat. The recalled Captain Rusty’s Seafood Dips were distributed in South Florida, Sarasota, FL., Tampa, FL. and Lorida, FL. through distributors and retail markets. Click here for more information.  Gourmet Warehouse Ernest Hemingway Feast &
  • Read the latest issue of Impact, the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s newsletter here. This issue features an article on psychosocial care for patients and families, advice from a dietitian on transitioning to college and adulthood and more. Here is an article about a possible link between chemical pollutant exposure and celiac disease in young people.  An article found here discusses the frequency of asymptomatic celiac disease in patients with diabetes.  A study reports that CD is linked to an increased risk of IBD. Sign up here to receive the newsletter from the BIDMC Celiac Center in your email