Gluten Free Resources
The gluten-free community on the web is vast, diverse, and ready to help. The bloggers, organizations, message boards, and other gluten free resources listed below were curated so you know you’re not living in a bubble, and only eating a diet of raw fruits and vegetables.
Our hope is that you find the same comfort as our founder Jane Trygar did, when she was diagnosed with celiac disease, in the community of individuals who have done their research (often using themselves and their own experiences as their “laboratory”) and blazed the gluten-free path before you.
Whether you want to know how to ask your doctor for a diagnosis with a blood test to measure anti-tissue transglutaminase antibody (tTGA) and anti-endomysium antibody (EMA) levels or you need a delicious gluten-free waffle recipe, you’re a quick search away from finding what you need to make you feel better – inside and out.
2) Gluten-Free Faces – ‘Facebook’ for the gluten-free community.
3) Meetup.com – Search for the local gluten-free community in your area, or start a group of your own.
4) Beyond Celiac – Working to improve the quality of life for individuals with celiac disease, including improving food labeling to be safer and more accurate.
5) Gluten-Free Hot Products – Honest reviews about the latest and greatest gluten-free offerings.
6) Life Without Gluten – Basic information that’s specially useful for those newly gluten-free.
7) Glutenfree.com – Online store with a wide selection of gluten-free products.
8) Gluten Intolerance Group – Non-profit organization aiming to help individuals living gluten-free make informed, evidence-based decisions about their health.
9) Gluten-Free Living – Magazine serving up a monthly curated dose of the most interesting news and delicious gluten-free recipes.
10) Celiac Sprue Association – Another wonderful organization with support groups scattered across the country. Additional services – aside from the bountiful information on their main site – include organizing National Celiac Awareness Day and creating the CSA Recognition Seal.
11) GF Overflow – Search a giant database of gluten-free products. Perfect for those moments of despair when you think you’ll never be able to eat this or that food ever again. (Trust me, you will eat chicken parmesan again. There are 81 different results for “pasta”.)
12) Celiac Disease Foundation – Partners with their Medical Advisory Board, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Health and others organizations to offer information and support to celiacs and others with gluten-related health issues. Extensive work with kids and teens, including R.O.C.K (Raising Our Celiac Kids) and Camp Gluten-Free
13) American Celiac Disease Alliance – Pioneers groundbreaking work in the gluten-free community, like Tiered Certification Programs and keeping the USDA honest about gluten-free labeling.
14) Gluten-Free Registry – “Putting people and gluten-free friendly businesses together!”
15) About.com: Celiac & Gluten-Free – Great place to begin your research. Simple, scannable content on a variety of topics.
16) Celiac Corner – Created by Paula Gardner as a place to organize her own research after being diagnosed w. celiac disease. Check out her “Essentials” sidebar for must-read articles.
17) Gluten-Free Certification Organization – Labeling program to make it easy for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance to make safe food choices.
18) GlutenFreeTravelSite.com – Find travel reviews from the places you’ve been dying to visit, empowering you to make informed choices about where to refuel when your off on your next adventure.
20) GlutenFreeHelp.info – Excellent basic information and a loooong list of delicious recipes.
21) Living Without – Wonderful gluten-free magazine for those of us who prefer the real thing to curling up with an iPad.
23) Gluten-Free Resource Directory – Directory of gluten-free products around a grid of very delicious looking photographs. If you find yourself drooling all over your keyboard, remember I warned you!
24) AllergyFriendlyHotels.com – Listing of allergy-friendly hotels searchable by allergy, location, etc.
25) Finding Joy’s “10 Authentic Resources for Gluten-Free” – This post will help remind you that you are a beautiful, wonderful person that is not defined by your diet if you don’t’ want to be. Take a breather… and continue.
26) Allergy Eats! – Free search engine recommends restaurants based on your food allergies.
27) Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program – Works with Allergy Eats! to create a searchable network of restaurants that are educated about and enthusiastically cater to the needs of gluten-free diners.
28) Food4Celiacs – Purchase gluten-free goodies from around the world. Visit them on the web, or in person at stores in Milwaukee and Delafield. Wholesale options available.
29) The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center – Information hub for those looking for denser academic research around celiac disease.
30) Whole Foods Recipe Finder – Searching their recipe finder for ‘gluten-free recipes’ can help stimulate your imagination when you’re bored of your gluten-free standbys.
31) Celiac Disease Video Project – Videos from doctors specializing in celiac disease. Cheryl Harris is a wealth of easily digestible – excuse the pun – information.
32) Delight Gluten-Free – Print issues, digital issues, and video make this magazine a multimedia experience of gluten-free goodness.
33) Gluten Freeda – Largest collection of gluten-free recipes in the world! …Or at least on the internet.
35) Gling – Easily-navigable social network for celiacs and others living gluten-free.
36) The Celiac Scene – Digital map of restaurants and other gluten-free establishments (including fast food -yumm) in North America and Canada, eh.
37) Gluten-Free Easily – Recipes coupled with beautiful pictures make this site a visual feast even before you take a bite of the food you make.
38) Gluten Freely – Online store is closed, but the site owners have generously left their wealth of informational pages up.
39) Once a Month Mom – Get organized with easy menus complete with shopping lists
40) Easy Eats – Online magazine with delicious recipes and beautiful food photos.
41) Dr. Rodney Ford – When you need fact based-evidence to shut down naysayers and be confident in asserting yourself to ignorant restaurant staff, Dr. Rodney Ford has the answers.
42) BeFreeForMe.com – Coupons and freebies perfect for the gluten-free family on a budget.
43) So Lucky Gifts – Gourmet gluten-free foods delivered to your door. Need I say more?
44) The Gluten File – Academic articles for the brainy celiac.
45) The Food Doc – Dr. Scot Michael Lewey is a gastrologist specializing in what ails ya’. Leaky gut? Check. Celiac disease? Check. Other food allergies? Check, check, and check.
46) TasteSpotting Gluten-Free Recipes – Run a quick search for ‘gluten-free’ recipes or specific gluten-free dishes like pasta or egg rolls and… viola! The site becomes a wonderland of gluten-free goodies.
47) Mayo Clinic Celiac Disease Blog – Perfect for those of us who want a little more information than just “celiac disease hurts your tummy” but not so much “gliadin” and “prolamin peptides”.
48) Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center – Beyond just being a respected center of research and patient care, the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University hosts occasional events for the local community.
49) /r/GlutenFree – While Reddit isn’t always the family-friendliest of sites, their gluten-free board is the home of an active, helpful, honest community.
50) Three Bakers Gluten-Free Blog – Our list of gluten-free resources would be complete with our own gluten-free blogs.