Baked on the Bright Side

Celiac Support is All Around

December 14, 2011

It has been a while since we have given a nod out to all of the wonderful organizations that are here to support the celiac community.  Whether you are a newly diagnosed celiac or if you have been living as a celiac for years, these organization are a great resource for education, awareness, tips for living gluten-free, forums for questions, and much, much more!  If you have not done so before, we encourage you to check them out today.

Most of these organizations either sponsor support groups in your local community or can provide you a list of celiac and gluten-intolerant support groups.  With all of the temptations of the holidays and sharing of food, we want to help you stay on track.  Living free from gluten will keep you going strong and keep the tummy aches away.  We want you to enjoy the holidays, and not get stuck feeling ill.

The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center The center provides comprehensive patient and professional education, expert diagnosis and treatment for both children and adults, along with their continuous ground breaking research on celiac disease.  Props to this organization for making great strides this year in their research for a cure to celiac disease!

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) They are dedicated to raising awareness and funding for celiac disease to advance research, education and screening amongst medical professionals. This fall they launched a special kid focused section, Kid Central, focused on gluten-free kids & parents.

Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) CDF Chapters and Connections throughout the country provide support to those diagnosed with Celiac disease, non-celiac gluten-sensitivity and their families. These local volunteer support groups play a vital role in their communities by generating awareness in the healthcare, food manufacturing and restaurant industries.

Celiac Sprue Association (CSA) Celiacs Helping Celiacs They  encourage, establish and support volunteer units throughout the country. Along with providing clinical diet recommendations for celiac disease they work with both industry and government to improve labeling practices for ingredients which affect celiacs.

Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) They provide support to persons with gluten intolerances, including celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and other gluten sensitivities, in order to live healthy lives.  GIG Branches help to fulfill GIG’s mission on a local and regional level through programs tailored to their community.