Today’s guest post is by my good friend Betsy Ramirez, M.Ed., RD, from Supermarket Nutrition 411.
An estimated 3 million Americans have Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is an autoimmune condition that damages the villi of the small intestine which inhibits nutrient absorption that can cause a myriad of problems, not limited to migraines, thyroid disease and more.
The Celiac Disease Foundation reports 95% of CD is misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. A strict gluten free diet is the main treatment. Finding the right resources is extremely important in maintaining health.
Check out these sites for more information on Celiac Disease:
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
Celiac Disease Foundation
Celiac Sprue Association
Eating gluten free can be overwhelming for many who are used to eating a wheat based diet. Shopping for a gluten free diet can be just as challenging. Many supermarkets have gluten free resources that you can read about on my blog.
Lazy Day Books is also a great resource. They have a great collection of gluten free books and cookbooks that are listed below.
- Gluten Free Nutrition Guide by Tricia Thompson, RD
- Gluten Free, Hassle Free by Marlissa Brown, RD
- Everyday Gluten Free Slow Cooking by Kimberly Mayone
- The Eat Well Cookbook (Gluten Free/Dairy Free) by Jan Purser and Kathy Snowball
- Complete Allergy Free Comfort Food Cookbook by Elizabeth Gordon
Betsy Ramirez, M.Ed., RD, is a registered dietitian who blogs about healthier eats to put in your grocery cart at Supermarket Nutrition 411. You can also find her on Twitter @BetsyRamirezRD and Facebook.
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