Welcome to The Savvy Celiac. Where we help smart people become savvy gluten free consumers.

Every day news is made regarding celiac disease and its only treatment: a gluten free diet. Whether it is information about gluten free foods, recipes, scientific research, school tips, eating out, or the basics about the disease symptoms that come with having celiac, we talk about and report on it here using reliable sources and key experts to create great content.

If you have celiac disease, a non-celiac gluten sensitivity or are eating gluten free for other reasons, our one goal is to empower you with information to live a healthy gluten free life.
 
Grace and her friend decorating gluten-free spritz cookies earlier this month.

Holiday cookie baking is a tradition. Most often, non-gluten free cookies are what brings friends and family together to tell stories, catch up and stock up on hundreds of cookies to share over the holiday season. But what if you are gluten free? Is it safe for a GF person to take part?

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Wheat-nongluten

We have always been told we can’t have gluten. New research says other proteins also may not be so good for us.

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Detecting-celiac

Celiac diagnosis guidelines are aimed to help medical professionals, but a new survey says some guidelines aren’t being followed. Some survey respondents surprisingly said they wouldn’t recommend a gluten-free diet as first treatment for celiac.

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With the new FDA gluten free label rule, its more common than ever to see GLUTEN FREE plastered across the front of of a package. It has made it easier to shop. But we should keep reading our ingredient labels. Here are some tricks of the trade to make that part of the job a bit less frustrating.

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2014 was the year Gluten Free Girl Scout Cookies made their debut. Now this coming year we have more options on flavors and how to get your hands on some!

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There are many gluten free resources: websites, books, podcasts, magazines. But new research on social media & GF, says this is an area where you could be missing out if you aren’t doing it already.

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Infertility&-Celiac-Disease

Getting pregnant and staying pregnant have long been considered a symptom of celiac disease. But new research based on records of more than 2 million women reveals different information.

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Photo from second try

It is true…gluten free bread baking is not my strong suit. My loaves tend to fall, are grainy or the yeast doesn’t make it rise. I have given up on many bread cookbooks because they are complicated, require too much investment in kitchen gadgets and products not commonly found or used. But this book was relevant, and helped this novice baker look like a genius.

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December 2, 2014 by Amy Leger | G+ Amy Leger
cesareansection-celiac

So many questions continue about the causes, triggers, and increased risks for celiac. New research emerges about cesarean section and celiac disease (and other immune responses) in children.

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November 27, 2014 by Amy Leger | G+ Amy Leger
All set to bake some gluten free pies with Grace!

There is a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! The Savvy Celiac talks about one reason in particular….

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