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Women’s Health & Celiac Disease


Women have special considerations when it comes to nutrition, no matter what stage of life they are in. Women with celiac disease need to be particularly mindful of getting adequate nutrients in the diet if they have been malnourished from years of undiagnosed celiac disease. Struggles with conceiving and risk of osteoporosis are of particular […]

Take Care of Your Heart


Did you know, those diagnosed with celiac disease have an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases? An article published last year found that individuals with celiac disease were almost two times more likely to develop coronary artery disease (CAD), and 1.4 times more likely to have a stroke. The study did not pinpoint the reason behind this association, […]

Staying Healthy in the New Year with Celiac Disease


Every New Year begins with the best of intentions. Read on for specialized info for those on the gluten-free diet to take your health to the next level in 2015 (plus tips to help these changes stick!) Maximize Your Health with Naturally Gluten-Free Foods  There’s no need for expensive gluten-free health products that boast claims that seem too […]

Happy Gluten-Free Holidays


At Celiac Disease Foundation, we understand that the holidays can be a challenging time of year for those with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders. Rather than bringing joy and cheer, the holidays can bring anxiety and concern for people on restricted diets. Whether you are a guest at a holiday party or you are […]

Oktoberfest: A Gluten-Free Halloween

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No matter what your age, you can enjoy a fun, gluten-free Halloween with a little planning ahead. Use these suggestions as a guide for navigating Halloween for your or your child’s dietary needs. You may find yourself having even more fun by getting creative with the following do-it-yourself projects! Throw a Pumpkin Carving Party and […]

Meet Janelle Smith, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


Meet Janelle Smith, UCLA-educated Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and member of CDF’s Medical Advisory Board. Janelle specializes in gastrointestinal symptom management through appropriate nutrition and food choices, helping you adapt to living on a gluten-free diet. As CDF’s new resource to help our community live gluten-free, she is here to provide tips and tricks for Back to […]

Back to the Basics for Gluten-Free Back-to-School


All children need a balanced diet to allow their bodies and minds to develop; those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity are especially at risk of nutritional and vitamin deficiencies. Get Back to the Basics for Back to School with these tips to ensure your child has the best chance at learning and growing this […]