Join us at the Nourished Festival Oct. 15 and 16

Whether diagnosed with gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, or eating gluten-free by personal choice, it isn’t always easy. With knowledge, resources, and support, you can navigate the challenges of living gluten-free with greater ease and less stress. On October 15th and 16th, Gluten Intolerance Group® (GIG®) will be the title sponsor of the Nourished Festival, an Read More

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Let’s Eat Better, Eat Together, and Eat Gluten-free

Did you know September was National Family Meals Month and October is Eat Better Eat Together Month? Studies show there are many benefits for people when families eat together or when they share a meal with others. Children and teens can especially benefit from eating with others.   Our mission at GIG is to make life Read More

Gluten-Free Farm-to-Table

We talk a lot about naturally gluten-free foods, often with a focus on vegetables and fruits. Meat is also naturally gluten-free but may have seasonings (or other potentially gluten-containing ingredients) added. Most dairy products, like eggs and milk, are also gluten-free if sold or prepared without anything that contains gluten. Foods that you purchase straight Read More

How to Celebrate a Gluten-Free Oktoberfest

The German beer celebration, Oktoberfest, takes place each fall, originating in Munich in the Bavarian region of Germany. Even if you are not heading to Germany to enjoy the festivities, most Oktoberfest celebrations in other parts of the world feature foods – and drinks – that contain gluten.  If you’re planning to be at an Read More

Gluten-Free Food Safety Roundup

Living gluten-free means having to remain aware of what you are eating all the time, and not just what you eat. You often need to determine how and where the food has been prepared, the details of ingredients used, and how it is served. Every aspect of food purchasing, preparation, serving, and eating is a Read More

Guide to a Gluten-Free College Experience

Heading to college and needing to stay safely gluten-free? Or are you already in college and recently diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity? Either way, living gluten-free comes with some challenges that may require planning and being prepared so you can enjoy all the activities and opportunities that going to college presents. We spoke Read More

Cooking and Baking for Mental Health

Can cooking make you calmer? Can baking bring you bliss? According to UK-based research group, YouGov, the top two most popular activities that positively impact brain health in America are Cooking and Baking, in that order, according to a recent survey of adults. Cooking beat out non-food-related activities such as writing, meditation, and exercise. Cooking Read More

Virtual Event: Navigating the Money Challenges of Eating Gluten-Free – Sept 21

WHAT: Navigating the Money Challenges of Eating Gluten-Free   WHEN: September 21st, 5 pm PST/ 8pm EST  WHERE: Sign Up Here for FREE Today!  Wow!! Have you seen the prices of food lately? If you or a loved one is eating gluten-free, you may be facing even more challenges finding affordable food. What can you do? Read More

Living Gluten-Free for Older Adults

If you are a senior citizen or have family members or friends who are 65 or older, here’s what you—or they—need to know about gluten-related disorders. People of all ages experience celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Gluten-related disorders present different issues depending on one’s life stage. Being an older adult means that some of Read More

The Gluten-Free Office and Workplace

You’ve mastered the gluten-free home, but what about your workplace? If you work outside the home, you likely spend most of your weekdays in an environment with people who eat gluten and who may know very little about living gluten-free. How can you ensure that you stay as safely gluten-free at work as you do Read More

Food Truck, Festivals, and Gluten-Free Food Fun

When the weather is great, there are so many opportunities to eat outside—from outdoor cafes, to barbeques, to picnics, not to mention fairs (check out our article with gluten-free fair food coverage from the Alaska State Fair), festivals, and food trucks! If you’re eating and living gluten-free, dining outdoors can present a variety of challenges Read More

Gluten-Free Back-to-School Roundup

If you have school-aged kids, preparing for the new school year consists of a lot of moving parts. Things can get a bit more complicated if your child needs to be gluten-free, particularly if they have been diagnosed with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Our mission at GIG® is to make life easier for Read More

9 Fresh Ways to Enjoy Naturally Gluten-Free Produce

When you are eating gluten-free, you are probably more used to hearing what you need to avoid than what you can add to your diet. Would you be surprised to learn that there are some food groups where the saying, “The more, the better,” applies? What more should you be adding to your meals? Fruits Read More

Gluten-Free South American Cuisine

People around the world eat gluten-free. In many different countries and regions, there are naturally gluten-free dishes that can add delicious variety to your gluten-free menu choices, wherever you live. This month, we’re taking a closer look at South American dishes. South America includes 12 countries, and each one has diverse cultures and food. Let’s Read More

The Perfect Gluten-Free Picnic

Sunshine. Blanket. Picnic basket full of delicious food. Picnics are the perfect way to soak in the summertime. Picnics that include both gluten-containing food with gluten-free dishes, however, could put a damper on things because of the potential of unwanted cross-contact. How can you keep gluten from interfering with your summer picnic fun? We’ve got Read More

Gluten-Free Fun Food Holidays in July

Who doesn’t love a holiday? Somehow, every day seems to be a holiday for one thing or another, and food-related holidays abound. Let’s look specifically at the food holidays in July and see which are naturally gluten-free and which you will need to modify if you plan to celebrate them.   Celebrate the Months First Read More

Expanding Your Gluten-Free Grilling Horizons

When you think “Summer BBQ,” the first thing that comes to mind may be traditional Fourth of July burgers and hot dogs. Both can be made gluten-free and are great to enjoy. Why stop there? Grilling, as a cooking method, yields delicious results with all types of foods. In addition to meat, try grilling vegetables Read More

Summertime Gluten-Free Topicals and First Aid

When you are living gluten-free, summertime can bring new challenges. Being active or outdoors often means adding an array of skin care products to your daily routine to protect yourself from the elements or alleviate everything from sunburn to bug bites to muscle aches. What kind of topical products might contain gluten? You might find Read More

25 Ways Cross-Contact Could Happen (And How to Avoid It)

Cross-contact is a concern when you’re living gluten-free, especially if you have been diagnosed with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. What exactly is cross-contact? Cross-contact is when gluten crumbs or particles get into gluten-free ingredients or food in amounts that could cause an adverse reaction. This risk can occur at any stage of food Read More

Gluten-Free on Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

Going on a trip? Avoiding gluten can be challenging when you eat out—and even more challenging when you are traveling. If you have been living gluten-free for a while, you know it is best to be prepared. Being prepared when you need to eat gluten-free can mean calling, ordering food in advance, or bringing along Read More

You’ve Got (Gluten-Free) Skills

No longer newly gluten-free? Whether you’ve shifted to a gluten-free diet for medical reasons or by choice, adapting to a new way of eating can be challenging. Avoiding gluten can be tricky. You’ve been through a lot in order to make the change – and you’ve accomplished a lot as well. Give yourself credit for Read More

Staying Safely Gluten-Free: At Home and Beyond

We held another GIG Educational Event for Celiac Disease Awareness Month, this one titled Staying Safely Gluten-Free: At Home and Beyond. Our guest experts for the evening’s discussion were Dr. Joe Murray, a gastroenterologist from the Mayo Clinic; Laura Allred, Ph.D., GFCO’s regulatory expert; and Ronni Alicea, GFCO’s manager of quality control, who is also Read More

Tools for Gluten-Free Advocacy

Have you been living gluten-free for a while now and you’d like to help others who have been newly diagnosed with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS)? There are many ways you can support others who are new to living gluten-free – and advocate for the gluten-free community at large. Part of adjusting to Read More

Gluten-Free Native American Dishes

For thousands of years, the indigenous people of present-day United States – Native Americans – developed complex food and agricultural systems with diets consisting of a wide variety of foods that they foraged, hunted and grew. Native American food traditions were rooted in a deep connection to the land and varied based on what was Read More

5 Ways Your Kitchen is the Key to a Happier Gluten-Free Life

By Hannah Grant, Bastyr University Dietetic Intern, 2022 Whether you’re brand new to cooking, or learning to love doing it without the gluten, there are many benefits to cooking and making meals at home. Delivery services, drive-through windows, and packaged foods can seem like convenient options when balancing a busy schedule. Pair them with trying Read More

Enjoying Gluten-Free Turkish Cuisine

Turkey is a country that lays across two continents — Asia and Europe — plus its major city, Istanbul, is partly in both. When you are visiting Istanbul, you could stay at a hotel in Asia then go to lunch in Europe and return to Asia for sightseeing – or any combination of locations, all Read More

Gluten-Free Korean Cuisine

When thinking about Asian cuisines, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese or Japanese might first come to mind. Possibly a lesser-known cuisine to some – but well worth exploring – is Korean cuisine. Two hallmarks of Korean cuisine are the inclusion of numerous side dishes, called “banchan,” with meals as well as the presence of kimchi, a mix Read More

Exploring Gluten-Free Foods of West Africa

While exploring international cuisines, you may have already sought out gluten-free options for Thai, Japanese, or Indian dishes, just to name a few. What about the wonderful variety of foods and cuisines from the African continent? As with Ethiopian food that we’ve covered previously, many of the staples and traditional dishes of Africa are gluten-free. Read More

Setting Healthy Boundaries When You’re Living Gluten-Free

  As you transition to living gluten-free, your day-to-day interactions around food can be stressful. Many people aren’t familiar with gluten-related issues and disorders. Some may think going gluten-free is a fad rather than a medical necessity. How can you successfully navigate the different reactions and attitudes toward your gluten-free requirements? We’ve got some tips Read More

Going On a Gluten-Free Date

How much impact does having celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) have on your dating life? According to a 2021 survey conducted by the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Irvine Medical Center, it can impact a lot. Of the survey participants — all of whom had biopsy-diagnosed celiac disease — almost half said Read More

The Shortage of Gluten-Free Oats

  Key Takeaways Due to oats shortages, if a product containing oats is not GFCO-certified gluten-free, there is a higher risk than ever before that it may contain unsafe levels of gluten. Farmers have been planting less oats and swapping them for more profitable crops like corn. Farmlands have been experiencing droughts leading to grasshopper Read More

Gluten-Free Southern Cuisine

  When thinking about Southern cuisine, the term “comfort food” probably comes to mind as well as the word “fried.” Fried chicken, fried okra, fried tomatoes. When you’re living gluten-free, Southern cuisine can pose challenges when searching for authentic Southern cooking that doesn’t contain wheat. We wanted to explore regional cuisines of the U.S. South. Read More

Food Insecurity in the Gluten-Free Community

When you need to eliminate gluten from your diet, you may encounter some challenges when changing what you eat, learning to be vigilant to avoid cross-contact, and navigating shopping for and cooking gluten-free foods. For people who are food insecure, inability to access gluten-free food adds to a major challenge that can be difficult to overcome without assistance and support. Food insecurity is defined as “being without reliable access to a sufficient Read More

Exploring Gluten-Free Dishes in Middle Eastern Cuisine

The Middle East is a region made up of 18 countries, each with cultures deeply rooted in ancient history and diverse religious practices. Of the Middle Eastern countries, 13 are part of the Arabian Peninsula, with the others in the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Asia regions. Trying to write about the typical foods of the Read More

A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner is a popular holiday that’s typically centered around a multi-course meal enjoyed with family and friends. The intricate menu planning, breaking bread with family, and teaching children to bake homemade favorites are cherished traditions. For many, Thanksgiving dinner will serve gluten-free and gluten-eaters alike. But don’t worry: Thanksgiving is a celebratory meal where gluten doesn’t need to play a central role. If you need to avoid gluten, almost everything on the traditional Thanksgiving table can be made gluten-free. Not sure Read More

Gluten-Free Safe Entertaining

It’s a holiday or a special occasion or simply a casual dinner party at your place with family or friends. If you’re living gluten-free, how do you and your gluten-free guests stay safe when you’re also entertaining people who eat gluten?  Prepare All Gluten-Free for Ease  The simplest way to entertain and ensure there is Read More

Japanese Cuisine When You’re Eating Gluten-Free

Many cuisines from around the world have delicious gluten-free dishes including Mexican, Thai, Ethiopian, and Indian. If you’re an adventurous gluten-free foodie, exploring these options can make eating more exciting and pleasurable. See: Venturing into Indian Cuisine Exploring Thai Cuisine on a Gluten-Free Diet The Wonders of Gluten-Free Mexican Meals Embark on an Exploration of Ethiopian Food Staples of Japanese cuisine include white rice, soybeans, fish, and seafood. A Japanese meal typically consists of Read More

Embark on an Exploration of Ethiopian Food

Located in the Horn of Africa, the country of Ethiopia lies in the easternmost area of the African continent. Trying Ethiopian food can introduce you to new flavors from other parts of the world that can expand your gluten-free eating horizons.   Components of Ethiopian Cuisine  Most Ethiopian cuisine features whole foods and mostly gluten-free and vegan dishes. Vegetables are seasoned with spicy sauces and may occasionally include meat.  Other common staples in Ethiopian Read More

Gluten-Free School Lunch Ideas and Tips

A nutritious lunch at school helps kids be at their best for the rest of the day. Good nutrition is also important to support kids’ growth and helps keep them healthy. When shopping for lunch foods, always confirm that the brands or types of food you choose are gluten-free. Ingredients may change each time you shop. Read More

Creating a Pleasurable Gluten-Free Eating Experience

If you’re wondering how to have a pleasurable, gluten-free eating experience — for yourself or your loved ones — we have a suggestion for you: Go international!

The Search for Gluten-Free Fair Food

Fair Food is a category all to itself. From funnel cakes to donut burgers to pork chops on a stick to fried Twinkies, everywhere you turn, there’s gluten. What’s a gluten-free-living fairgoer to do?

Is CBD Gluten-Free?

If you’re living gluten-free, you may be wondering, “Is there gluten in CBD products?” The answer isn’t a simple yes or no.   CBD products are growing in popularity and are available in national retail outlets, including Target and Whole Foods (may not be available in all states) and even pet stores such as Petco. Unfortunately, because the CBD industry is not currently regulated, it is hard Read More

Are Your Medications and Supplements Gluten-Free?

Staying gluten-free involves major dietary changes. To do that successfully, you should always read food product packaging to avoid an adverse reaction. Examine anything you consume to identify if gluten from wheat, barley, or rye or their derivatives are used. Unfortunately, gluten is not only in foods. You could find gluten in your medications and supplements, too. While gluten is not a common ingredient in medications, it is more prevalent in supplements. When considering a supplement, look for Read More

5 Gluten-Free Ways to Enjoy a Baked Potato

(DYK: August 19 is National Baked Potato Day!)  Potatoes are a popular food. In fact, according to the International Potato Center, potatoes are the third most consumed food crop in the world, right after rice and wheat. If you are eating gluten-free, potatoes can be a great option since you have cut out wheat.  You might think potatoes offer little nutritional Read More

Replacing Gluten When Cooking and Baking

When you’re new to living gluten-free, it can seem like so much of what you used to cook contains gluten. The idea of giving up our favorite gluten-containing dishes can be overwhelming and downright depressing. Luckily, there are so many great ways to make gluten-free substitutes in the kitchen while you cook and bake. Baking Baking typically requires flour, but the gluten Read More

Exploring Thai Cuisine on a Gluten-Free Diet

Thai food is flavorful, nutritious, and packed with fresh vegetables and often featuring gluten-free rice noodles. However, some sauces and flavorings in Thai cuisine may contain gluten. Whether you are making Thai food at home or getting it from a restaurant or at an event, this guide will help you navigate Thai cuisine when you’re eating gluten-free. Common Thai Food Ingredients If Read More

Building Your Back-to-School Team

It’s that time of year again! Getting back into the swing of school after a fun summer can be difficult, especially when your child is gluten-free for health reasons. Much like setting up a healthcare-oriented support team that works to make living gluten-free easier, having a back-to-school support system can help alleviate stress and keep your child safely Read More

10 Tips for Living Your Gluten-Free Life

Getting advice from people who have been through similar situations can help you avoid common pitfalls as you’re learning the gluten-free living ropes.

Your Summertime Guide to Gluten-Free Grill and Chill

Fire up the grill – it’s grilling season! When you’re living gluten-free, there are some obvious substitutions you’ll need to make when planning and preparing meals – hamburger and hot dog buns come immediately to mind. We’ve thought through all the details of grilling and eating outdoors to help make sure you have a safely Read More

Racial Disparities in Celiac Disease Research, Testing, Diagnosis, and Support

Published June 2021   Over the years, celiac disease has been perceived as an autoimmune disorder mostly affecting Caucasians, particularly people of European descent.   In recent years, researchers have pointed out a potential bias in earlier celiac disease studies that either failed to include minorities in the research or didn’t delve more deeply into racial disparities in celiac disease testing.  Based on studies and reports from Read More

Become a GFFS Coach to Help Restaurants Be Safely Gluten-Free

Published May 2021 Do you, or a loved one, need to eat gluten-free and have limited choices in your neighborhood? Do you have to be careful when eating out and wish more restaurants knew what it takes to serve a safe, gluten-free meal? If so, you may be what you’re community needs!  We’re excited to announce the GFFS Read More

Cynthia Kupper’s Story: From a Celiac Disease Diagnosis to 25 Years Leading GIG

Published May 2021   Discovering you have celiac disease at any age can be a shock. For Cynthia Kupper, who learned she had celiac disease in her 30s, that discovery changed the entire course of her career.  As a diabetes educator for Saint Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington in the 1990s, Cynthia knew how important the role that diet and nutrition played in addressing specific health conditions. It was at the time that she began experiencing concerning health issues of her own: an infection that wouldn’t clear Read More

Supporting & Encouraging Gluten-Free Loved Ones 

You may know someone with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivities (NCGS) who is living gluten-free. You want to be supportive, but you’re not sure how. We spoke with two moms who shared their journeys supporting and encouraging their children who are gluten-free.   

Gluten-Free Eating On-the-Go

Published April, 2021 A gluten-free diet shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying your favorite activities. Whether you are planning to travel, hike, go to the beach, or be on-the-go, your gluten-free needs don’t need to stop you. Here are some tips to help you plan and prepare gluten-free snacks and meals, and navigate eating out, so you feel empowered to continue with the activities you Read More

Celiac Disease Explained: Through Ages & Stages 

Published April, 2021 Your age and stage of life can vastly affect your experiences before and after getting a celiac diagnosis. Age and life stage can play a role in how long it could take to get to a proper diagnosis. How old you are, or where you are in life, can also contribute to making it easier or harder to adjust to living gluten-free.   Before we talk about ages and stages, let’s clarify who develops celiac Read More

The Wonders of Gluten-Free Mexican Meals

Published April, 2021 Mexican cuisine is popular and flavorful, full of variety and regional specialties. From tacos to tamales to huevos rancheros, there’s a whole world of gluten-free Mexican-inspired food possibilities to enjoy.   Mexico is a country with diverse ecosystems and different cultures and traditions. It’s no surprise that the foods available and prepared change from region to region, depending on local geography and cultural traditions.   One of the most central ingredients throughout Mexico is corn or “maíz.” This Mexican staple is Read More

Dealing with the Stress of a Celiac Disease Diagnosis

Published April, 2021 Are you feeling stressed out? If so, you’re not alone. Many things in life can create stress, and when we are stressed, our brains release hormones like cortisol into our bloodstream. While you can usually adapt to “short term” stress, long term stress – like what you might experience when you have a chronic Read More

5 Ways to Reduce the Stress of Shopping Gluten-Free

Published April, 2021 Switching to a gluten-free diet comes with its share of challenges. From changing your eating habits to adjusting to the tastes and textures of new foods without gluten, it can be a difficult adjustment at times.  One common stressor at any stage of living gluten-free is the sticker shock of seeing the prices on gluten-free alternatives when shopping for gluten-free food. The price of a loaf Read More

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

Traditional Holiday Foods and Meals: A Gluten-Free Guide 

Published April, 2022 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

38 Foods Where Gluten May Be “Hidden”

“Hidden” gluten refers to the gluten that is either not mentioned on a product label in a way that is obvious or is in products that may not seem likely to contain gluten but do. Gluten isn’t really hiding, but you have to check ingredients carefully – or contact the manufacturer – to identify it.

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


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

Gluten-Free Emergency Preparedness

Published March 2022 Being prepared for an emergency or natural disaster requires a great deal of planning and anticipation of a wide variety of situations. If you need to evacuate to an emergency shelter, can you be sure there will be gluten-free food available? People who require a gluten-free diet need to pay extra attention Read More

The Tools to Replace in Your Gluten-Free Kitchen

WOODEN UTENSILS  Wood can be tricky to thoroughly clean. Wood fibers could harbor gluten particles and enter your food with the next stir.  CUTTING BOARDS  Be cautious with cutting boards. If they are pitted or scratched, gluten could settle into crevices. It’s better not to risk using your former bread board for your new gluten-free 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. ( 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 to 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

Click here to read the March 2020 issue of Celebrate Gluten-Free E-Magazine

Senior Care: Gluten-Free Living for Our Elders

If you are caregiving for an elder in your life who has been diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, extra attention is needed to ensure gluten is avoided, particularly if they are no longer living independently. The symptoms of untreated celiac disease in older adults can look different than what children or young adults experience. While an older adult 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: Risks of Cross-Contact

Updated September 2021  Is there gluten on your kitchen appliances?   Kitchen appliances exist to make cooking and food preparation better: quicker, easier, sometimes healthier, and often tastier. Are kitchen appliances putting you at risk for gluten cross-contact? (Note: Cross-contact is the term used when talking about gluten. Cross-contamination is more commonly used in relation to Read More

Celebrate Gluten-Free: November 2019

Click here to read the November 2019 issue of Celebrate Gluten-Free E-Magazine

Gluten-Free Safety at School – Your Child’s 504 Plan

Updated July 15, 2021 Is your gluten-free child heading to school? You may want to look into a “504 Plan” for them.  What’s a 504 Plan?  A 504 Plan refers to Section 504 of the “Rehabilitation Act of 1973,” a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Read More

College Dining Halls

  If you’re at college and gluten-free, eating at on-campus dining halls can present some challenges. How do you navigate common eating spots and remain safely gluten-free?  Before the semester begins, you may want to speak with your school administrator, someone responsible for student affairs, and an on-campus healthcare provider to find out what accommodations your college provides for gluten-free students. Consider connecting with someone in the Food Service group responsible for 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

Beauty Supplements

Download the Printable Version of this Educational Bulletin Published February, 2020   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 have 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

Eating Out: 7 Tips For Staying Gluten-Free

Download the Printable Version of this Educational Bulletin Published December, 2021   Tips for Dining Away from Home Staying gluten-free when dining out can be a source of anxiety. Many restaurants have “gluten-free” offerings, but how can you be sure that procedures are being followed to avoid cross-contact and that all ingredients used are truly Read More

Guide to a Safe, Gluten-Free Hospital Stay

Download the Printable Version of this Educational Bulletin Published April, 2022   Full version of this article is in the print pdf. Being admitted to the hospital can be a stressful experience, especially if you have an autoimmune disorder like celiac disease. Whether you are there for a day-surgery or for a longer stay, hospital 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 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

Click here to read the March 2019 issue of Celebrate Gluten-Free E-Magazine

Celebrate Gluten-Free: December 2018

Click here to read the December 2018 issue of Celebrate Gluten-Free E-Magazine