3 Steps to a Celiac Disease Diagnosis

You’ve been experiencing some discomfort, pain, or simply feel unwell. You go to the doctor to try to find out what’s wrong. At what point should the topic of celiac disease and getting tested come up? If it does, what happens next?

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Gluten-Free Meal Plans

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4-Week Tasty Gluten-Free Meal Plan

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3 Tips for Gluten-Free Label Reading

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7 Tips for Avoiding Gluten Cross-Contact at Home

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4-Week Basic Gluten-Free Meal Plan

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Gluten-Free Living: Basics & Beyond

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The Tools to Replace in Your Gluten-Free Kitchen

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Transitioning Your Child to a Gluten-Free Diet

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Is It Always About Gluten? What are FODMAPs?

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Talking to Friends & Family About Living Gluten-Free

Published January 15, 2020 As you may have experienced, some friends, family members, and co-workers are overwhelmingly supportive of you and your dietary restrictions, but others… not so much. Here is a helpful guide on how to navigate some of these more difficult situations. Try to approach these conversations with a serious, but informal tone. Read More

Celiac Disease in Children

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What is Celiac Disease?

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Celiac Disease Centers – Resource List

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35+ Alternative Gluten-Free Grains and Flour Substitutes

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Gluten-Free Pantry Essentials

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Easy to Find & Easy to Fix Meals and Snacks

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Getting Started on a Gluten-Free Diet: A Step-By-Step Guide 

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