5 Ways to Reduce Stress When Living Gluten-Free 

Published April, 2021 Getting a diagnosis of celiac disease, or reacting to foods when you have non-celiac gluten sensitivities, can be stressful. Living with a chronic disease for years can take its toll. While GIG’s mission is to make life easier for everyone living gluten-free, removing stress from the equation can be hard. Some obvious ways of relieving stress when you’re living gluten-free, Read More

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Traditional Holiday Foods and Meals: A Gluten-Free Guide 

Published March, 2021 Food has played an important role in the holidays and religious observances in many different cultures around the world. This Spring, there are three holidays where people share meals featuring specific foods in a manner filled with meaning and tradition: Easter, Passover, and Ramadan. We’ve looked at the foods typically eaten during these special meals, with an eye toward Read More

7 Things to Know about Kissing Gluten-Free

Can kissing be a health hazard for someone living gluten-free? While there is no scientific proof about kissing as a cross-contact risk, there is an abundance of anecdotal evidence – including stories shared online – from celiac patients who claim to have been “glutened” through kissing. We’ve compiled some ways kissing could expose you to gluten, even in trace amounts. Check out our extra tips for addressing gluten-free Read More

5 Facts About Gluten-Free Skin Care

Are you living gluten-free and wondering if you should avoid skin care products containing gluten? The prevailing wisdom is to avoid these products, but probably not for the reason you think.  You may have heard the saying “the largest organ in the body is on the body – your skin.”  Your skin’s job is to be a barrier from environmental influences on your body and internal organs.   Read More

Is Your Gluten-Free Food Tax Deductible? 

Published February 8, 2021 Most people who are living gluten-free would agree that gluten-free foods tend to be costlier than conventional foods. When these foods are required for medical reasons, is it possible to deduct them from your taxes as a medical expense? The short answer is: Yes.  Here are some criteria:  1. To file for this type of deduction, Read More

4-Week Tasty Gluten-Free Meal Plan

Published February 8, 2021 Looking for cooking inspiration? We’ve designed this 4-week tasty gluten-free meal plan to make it easy for you to enjoy flavorful, gluten-free meals with some surprising and fun dishes. We included shopping lists to make things as simple as possible. You can adjust quantities based on the size of your household, Read More

9 Ways we are Living Gluten-Free During the Pandemic 

Published January 8, 2021 How has the pandemic affected people who live gluten-free? In a time where we’ve drastically changed our daily routines, what have been some of the challenges you’ve faced maintaining your gluten-free way of life, and how have you overcome them – or have you?   We’ve compiled nine ways that maintaining our gluten-free lives have been affected by the lockdowns and changes across the country. Can you relate?  1. Cooking Read More

7 Tips for Avoiding Gluten Cross-Contact at Home

Updated January 8, 2021   Click here to view print friendly version   How can you go about avoiding gluten cross-contact at home, particularly in a kitchen shared with non-gluten-free family members? The presence of gluten, the protein found in common cereal grains wheat, barley, rye, and their derivatives, can be problematic even in microscopic Read More

5 Ways to Cut Costs on a Gluten-Free Diet

Published January 7, 2021 Following a gluten-free diet? Feeling a pinch in your pocketbook?  A valid concern since many gluten-free foods usually come with a higher price tag.   Luckily, eating gluten-free does  not  have to break the bank!  Here are five ways to decrease food costs when following a gluten-free diet.    Cut Costs on a Gluten-Free Diet 1. Focus on whole Read More

Last Minute Gluten-Free Gift Guide 2020

Published December 8, 2020 Looking for the perfect last-minute gluten-free gift item for the gluten-free people you know and love? We’ve compiled some gift ideas you can order online. Not sure when you need to order items so they arrive in time for the holidays? Hip2Save compiled a handy list of estimated shipping deadlines from Read More

31 December Food Holidays to Celebrate Gluten-Free

Published December 1, 2020 Food plays an important part in holiday celebrations. From Kwanza, Hannukah and Christmas to Yule, Festivus and Winter Solstice, specially-prepared traditional dishes go hand-in-hand with seasonal rituals. When you, or someone you love, is living gluten-free, holiday meals can be challenging or require extra thought and care. Did you know that Read More

50 Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes (by State)

Published November 19, 2020 Looking for gluten-free Thanksgiving side dishes? You’ve come to the right place. With the holiday season fast approaching, we continue to look for easy ways to create satisfying, safe eating experiences for anyone living gluten-free. You don’t have to ditch your favorite Thanksgiving traditions just because you can’t eat gluten. Inspired Read More

The 10 Stages of Going Gluten-Free

Published November 16, 2020 Not yet in love with the gluten-free diet yet? Don’t worry – you’re not alone!  Getting motivated to switch to a gluten-free diet can be challenging. Whether a medical necessity, a sensitivity or a choice, eliminating gluten from your diet may bring up a whole slew of emotions.   We’re here to make living gluten-free easier for everyone – from those who choose Read More

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Celebrate Gluten-Free! At the Gluten Intolerance Group, we are on a mission to make life easier for everyone living gluten-free. Getting started on your gluten-free journey with our “Gluten-Free Living: Basics and Beyond” guide or then “Celebrate Gluten-Free” by exploring our e-magazine archives. To always be in the know and receive our publications in your Read More

Emergency Preparedness for Gluten-Free Individuals

Published October 8, 2020 Being prepared for an emergency or natural disaster includes many components. Food planning is one of these. For people who require a gluten-free diet, extra attention needs to be paid to having safe food available, whether isolated at home or at an emergency shelter. One of the additional aspects of preparedness Read More

The Tools to Replace in Your Gluten-Free Kitchen

Published September 19, 2020 Did you know? Several kitchen appliances and utensils are more likely to be the culprits in accidental cross-contact with gluten. To be safe, purchase a separate set of these commonly used kitchen items and keep the new set stored away from gluten-containing foods. Here are some to watch out for. Click Read More

Temporary label requirement changes by FDA may impact the status of gluten-free food

Published June 4, 2020 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA is allowing manufacturers to make minor changes in packaged food ingredients without updating ingredient lists to reflect these changes. (https://www.fda.gov/food/cfsan-constituent-updates/fda-announces-temporary-flexibility-policy-regarding-certain-labeling-requirements-foods-humans). The guidance states that this should only be done when the ingredient being substituted does “not cause any adverse health effect”, with “gluten” Read More

Coping During the Covid-19 Pandemic While Living Gluten-Free

May 4, 2020 All members of the gluten-free community are welcome to Join us on Monday, May 4th at 5pm PST/8pm EST for the first in a series of virtual education and support discussions. Register below.   Featuring:   Dr. Deena Abbe, Psychologist, PhD         Dr. Lisa Shaver, ND, MSOM, LAC   Read More

Not Labeled Gluten-Free? How Make Beans & Grains Safer

Published April 30, 2020 What if you can’t find certified or labeled gluten-free versions of beans and grains at the store? Is there a way to make them safer to eat? Here’s what you can do… Dry Beans. Since beans are relatively large, washing and visually sorting for anything that’s not a bean (e.g. a Read More

Celebrate Gluten-Free: March 2020

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Assisted Living, Gluten-Free

Published January 22, 2020 Download the Printable Version of this Educational Bulletin While living in their own home seniors are generally able to control their environment to manage celiac disease (CD) or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). Transitioning to shared living spaces can present a challenge for these seniors in maintaining their gluten-free diet. Awareness of Read More

Summer Vacation Roadstop Smarts

with Find Me Gluten-Free, Published January 16, 2020   Ahh, the open road… Traveling to new cities and road tripping across the map is an exciting way to see untapped parts of the country (both at your destination and along the way), and experience a vacation like no other. One challenge? When you’re gluten-free, the road Read More

Appliances: Risk of Cross-Contamination?

Published January 15, 2020 Kitchen appliances exist to make cooking and food preparation better: quicker, easier, sometimes healthier, and often tastier. Do they need to raise any red flags regarding gluten cross-contamination? Let’s take a look: Dishwasher Have you ever wondered if it is safe to wash plates that have had both gluten-free (GF) and Read More

Celebrate Gluten-Free: November 2019

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Gluten-Free Safety at School – 504 Plan

Published October 18, 2019 There are different approaches to helping ensure that a gluten-free child’s needs are met at school.  Children’s needs vary and the approach to accommodating gluten-free students varies from school to school as well. Each family needs to consider their own child and circumstances, and determine the approach which they think will Read More

College Dining Halls

Download the Printable Version of this Educational Bulletin Before setting foot in the dining hall, a lot of important information can be gained from talking with various administrators and departments at your school. Most schools have an accommodations office or department, which can help with special needs like dietary restrictions. They can provide useful information, Read More

College – Navigating Shared Housing & Kitchens

Download the Printable Version of this Educational Bulletin Published October 18, 2019   Gluten-free (GF) dining hall options may be the first food-related issue that comes to mind when heading off to college. But any college student knows that dining hall hours aren’t the only times food comes into play. Whether it’s for a late night snack Read More

Foreign Restaurant Cards

Download the Printable Version of this Educational Bulletin Published October 18, 2019   German Ich darf aus medizinishen Gründen keine Produkte aus Weizen, Roggen, Gerste oder Hafer essen, also auch nichts Paniertes oder Mehl-Gebundenes. Mais, Reis, Kartoffeln, Gemüse, Fleisch usw. sind erlaubt. Auch Suppen und Saucen, die mit Maisstärke oder Kartoffelmehl gebunden sind. Spanish Por Read More

Beauty Supplements

Download the Printable Version of this Educational Bulletin Published October 18, 2019   People living gluten-free must monitor anything that is ingested for gluten. Since gluten taken internally can cause adverse reactions, not only foods but also supplements and oral care products must be evaluated. What about topical products? Does shampoo, body lotion, or make-up Read More

Traveling Gluten-Free

Download the Printable Version of this Educational Bulletin Published October 18, 2019   Whether you are planning a weekend getaway or an extended vacation, being on a gluten-free diet shouldn’t hold you back. With some advance planning and preparation, traveling while gluten-free is not only do-able, but may even expand your culinary horizons. First, take Read More

Hospital Stays Made Safe

Download the Printable Version of this Educational Bulletin Published October 17, 2019   Being admitted to the hospital can be a stressful experience, especially for those with celiac disease or other gluten-related disorders. Whether you are there for a day-surgery or for three weeks in rehabilitation, the hospital should be doing everything it can to Read More

Gluten-Free Cooking: Baking Hacks

Download the Printable Version of this Educational Bulletin Published October 17, 2019   The kitchen can mean something different to everyone. It can serve as a main stage where the production of sustenance plays out several times a day. It can be the place to go for winding down, for comfort and warmth. When the Read More

Gluten-Free Pantry Essentials

Download the Printable Version of this Educational Bulletin Published October 16, 2019   There has been a burst of gluten-free products appearing on grocery store shelves over recent years, but it can still be difficult to know where to start in building up your first gluten-free pantry. Having a good selection of gluten-free items on Read More

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

Updated March 1, 2021 Click here to download the printable version. The following content is intended to be used as a preliminary guide for those who are newly diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Not all aspects of the gluten-free diet are as clear cut as portrayed here. For specific guidance about the gluten-free diet for yourself or a Read More

Celebrate Gluten-Free: August 2019

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Celebrate Gluten-Free: May 2019

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Celebrate Gluten-Free: March 2019

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Celebrate Gluten-Free: December 2018

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