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Authors, bloggers, support groups, association websites and government organizations provide a wealth of resources and guidance when working with the gluten-free consumer. Here are some of our favourite resources and connections.







Books & Magazines

Gluten-Free BooksAllergic Living
Allergic Living magazine is a North American print publication that aims to engage, inform and assist readers living with food and environmental allergies and asthma. It offers in depth articles about these conditions as well as useful tips and advice columns. The magazine’s website,, serves its swiftly growing audience and provides fast-breaking news on research and advocacy efforts.

Carol Fenster Cooks
Gluten-free/allergy-free cookbooks, lifestyle books, and other informational resources for managing celiac disease and other medical conditions that require a special diet.

Celiac Disease, A Hidden Epidemic
Dr. Peter Green’s examination and explanation of the disease is a must-read for both patients and the medical community.

Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide
Shelley Case provides practical information, in an easy-to-read format, about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet for physicians and patients. Ms. Case frequently consults with the Gluten-Free Agency.

Gluten-Free Hassle-Free: A Simple, Sane, Dietitian-Approved Program for Eating Your Way Back to Health
This book, by Marlisa Brown, MS, RD, CDE, CDN, uses a three-part approach to help those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance adapt to and maintain a gluten-free lifestyle. Features include three gluten-free meal plans; gluten-free resource listing; tips for reading labels, baking and traveling; dining out cards in 14 languages; and over 100 recipes.

Gluten-Free Living
Quarterly celiac magazine covering celiac disease, the gluten-free diet and research.

Gluten-Free Jubilee
Gluten-Free Jubilee makes gluten-free living easy. Essential information is now at your fingertips including detailed ingredient lists and tasty recipes. Small enough to take everywhere, Gluten-Free Jubilee makes shopping and cooking gluten-free a breeze.

Gluten-Free MD
Educational products for healthcare professionals and their patients with celiac disease.

Gluten-Free Warrior
Gluten-Free Warrior is a therapeutic whole foods cookbook designed for individuals with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Inspired by Indian, East Asian and Contemporary North American cuisines, the book includes 55 original recipes featuring warming breakfast porridges, egg scrambles, soulful soups, uniquely inspired vegetable sides and satisfying main dishes.

Let’s Eat Gluten-Free
This book is broken down into simple sections that allow the new or experienced cook to experiment with every type of gluten-free food. The book provides step-by-step recipes as well as gluten-free baking tips. Each recipe was submitted by an individual, giving the book a personal and creative twist.

Living Without Magazine
Living Without is your guide to an allergy-free lifestyle. We provide the tools you need to overcome obstacles in your path.

Pharmacy Business
Pharmacy Business is published 6 times per year and circulated to over 14,555 pharmacists, owner operators, front shop managers, distributors and Canadian chain and banner head office professionals working in the retail drugstore industry. Celiac Disease and gluten-free living have been addressed with respect to the pharmacist’s role in healthcare management.

Real Life with Celiac Disease
No matter how much you know about celiac disease and gluten intolerance, Melinda Dennis, MS, RD, LDN, and Daniel Leffler, MD, MS, of the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, joined by more than 50 international experts, will empower you with the most comprehensible up-to-date information. Through the stories of patients facing the many challenges of life with celiac disease and gluten related disorders, this book will help you to understand how to interpret genetic and blood test results; find hidden gluten; use fiber, vitamins, minerals, and probiotics to heal your gut; deal with complications and associated conditions (food intolerances, bacterial overgrowth, autoimmune diseases); monitor celiac disease for life—and much more. An essential reference for people with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders as well as clinicians and others caring for those who follow the gluten-free diet.

Triumph Dining’s Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide
Triumph Dining is the producer of The Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide, featuring more than 6,500 restaurants, and Triumph Dining Cards.

Triumph Dining’s Essential Gluten-Free Guide
A Simple, step-by-step guide shows how to successfully manage the frustrations of celiac disease and gluten intolerance.

What Nurses Know: Gluten-Free Lifestyle
Sylvia Llewelyn Bower, RN, lives with celiac disease and has been practicing nursing for 45 years. Her instincts and knowledge prove to make a great book for any celiac patient.

Government Resources

Government Health ResourcesHere are links to government health agencies and programs, including those focused on celiac and other digestive diseases.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers.


National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health.

Visit the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation.

Visit the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign
Seeks to raise awareness among health professionals and the public about the prevalence and complications of celiac disease.

Visit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign

US Food and Drug Administration
Questions and Answers Regarding Food Allergens, including the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004.

Visit the US Food and Drug Administration

Canadian Resources

Canadian ResourcesThe Food and Drug Regulations (FDR), Division 24 (Foods for Special Dietary Use) regulate foods that have been specifically processed or formulated to meet the particular needs of individuals for whom a physical or psychological condition exists. Section B24.018 of the FDR defines the terms for food labeled as “gluten-free”. This gluten-free regulation has been in effect since 1995. However, due to recent advances in the understanding of celiac disease and the gluten-free diet, including the safety of pure uncontaminated oats, Health Canada has communicated that the gluten-free regulation needs revising.

Canada’s new food allergen labelling regulations came into force on August 4, 2012.  Read the Questions and Answers on the New Regulations to Enhance the Labelling of Food Allergens, Gluten Sources and Added Sulphites

Support Groups

Research CentersThe following is a list of celiac disease support groups around the world.







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The Association of European Celiac Societies


United Kingdom


Key Celiac Organizations

Celiac OrganizationsThe Celiac Disease Foundation (USA):

The Celiac Sprue Association (USA):

The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (USA):

Canadian Celiac Association:

The Coeliac Society of Ireland:

Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS)

The Coeliac Society of Australia

Celiac Research Centers

Celiac Research CentersUniversity of Maryland Center for Celiac Research Center for Celiac Research:

The Mayo Clinic has a good section on celiac disease on their site:

Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University:

The University of Chicago Hospitals Celiac Disease Progam

William K. Warren Medical Research – Center for Celiac Disease

Gluten-Free Podcasts

Celiac and Gluten-Free Diet Webinar with Gluten-Free Expert Dietitian Shelley Case, RD where she demystifies the gluten-free diet and living with celiac disease.

Part 1 – June 15, 2010 – 61 minutes

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Part 2 – June 22, 2010 – 66 minutes

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