Gluten Intolerance Group
of Greater Dallas

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 Shopping for Gluten Free (GF) food can be a daunting task.  This site can help with articles and shopping suggestions.

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The Lone Star Celiac GIG Support Group has changed it’s name.  The Gluten Intolerance Group of Greater Dallas is a nonprofit organization in Dallas, Texas devoted to the   dissemination and sharing of information  to help those who have Celiac disease cope with this life changing disease. Our Branch Manager would like to welcome you to our site and extend an invitation to join us. message
 

Our Meeting Schedule for 2014

   

The Summer 2014 newsletter is now available. Please click here to read this edition. The newsletter includes:

  • Gluten Free Product Updates
  • Gluten Free Restaurant Updtes
  • Gluten Free Recipees from Paleo Kitchens
  • Free Gluten Free Classes
  • Gluten Free Food Finds at Costco
     

Are pumpkin lattes gluten free?
Check out this article in Gluten Free Living

The Top 10 Gluten Free Accommodating College Campuses
Take this link to view a list of colleges that are Gluten Friendly

Tax Deductions for Celiacs
Take this link to check out this very interesting article by the Celieac Disease Foundation

Mark you Calendars
New Gluten Free 101 Classes scheduled for 2014.
 

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Counter coeliac disease with early glutens
September 28, 2012

babygrot_NoneLet your baby taste a little food containing glutens from the age of four months, but continue to breastfeed. This is the advice of researchers who have investigated the remarkable coeliac epidemic in Sweden. More....
 

In our ongoing efforts to educate and support  those needing a gluten free lifestyle we ask that you consider directing some of your donation dollars to our non-profit group.  The group has monthly meetings with educational programs; speakers such as physicians, dietitians, alternative practitioners, chefs and authors.  Additionally, we have regular dining events, annual picnic and a winter holiday party.

Gluten Intolerance Group of Greater Dallas is dedicated to increasing the availability of gluten free options in restaurants and stores with targeted education and support programs in Dallas and surrounding cities.  We invite you to become a part of our group.

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Want to eat German Food and chow down on GF buttered Baguettes and a heaping plate of Pork, Veal or Chicken Schnitzel & German Potatoes?
I can’t forget the GF Beer!
Our May Eating Out Event did that!

Bavarian Grill GF 5/23/2012

 Watch us Dance the Chicken Dance
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NewGIGLogoCynthia Kupper, Executive Director of the Gluten Intolerance Group of N. A.®, has a message for it’s members. GIG has numerous needed programs.  View a video of what it does
 

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OK!  I have got this disease.  What do I do about it?  Well, one thing you do not do is to continue eating Gluten!  Where do I shop and what do I buy?  Where do I find answers to my questions?  Well, you have come to the right place for answers.  There is a much brighter day coming and a light at the end of the tunnel.  You need to take action and join a support group.  The benefits of such a group are many. 

The Lone Star Celiac GIG, located in Dallas, Texas has monthly meetings that vary in content from informative speakers, cooking classes, sharing of food prepared by Celiacs for Celiacs, and good old fashioned Dallas fellowship. Membership gives you access to our online newsletter, recipes, meeting audio, special reports, membership roster, find a Mentor roster, etc.  For example, check out this Quick & Easy Recipe List or the GF_Candy_List_October_2007 to get started

DrFasanoIn addition, we have speakers such as Dr. Alessio Fasano, who has a short video discussing Celiac Disease.

Making a lifetime commitment to Gluten Free dining is essential.  The incidence of celiac disease in the United States, just released in the study of Fasano and Catassi, is 1 in every 133.  Testing for celiac disease is now recommended for people with many symptoms which have been unsuccessfully treated.  For more information on the symptoms, consult our many links on this site.  For a short discussion of some of the symptoms, read our What is Celiac. Print this Guide for Dentists and take to your Dentist.  He will appreciate this information.

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3rd Saturday of the Month

January 18 - Fresh Waffle Bfst.

April 19

July 19

October 18

February 15

May 10 (picnic)

August 16

November 15

March 15

June 21

September 20

December Holiday Party No meeting

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Dangerous Gluten Sensitivity Often Goes Undiagnosed

Kids on the Gluten-Free Diet

Celiac kids have their own special issues and adjustments to make when they're put on a gluten-free diet. There are a lot of sources that can help  parents to help their kids make these adjustments.

There are books written specifically for children that describe, in simple  words and with pictures, how kids can adjust to the gluten-free diet.  Here are some online articles and videos that may help you.

Celiac in some Detail....

Check out this information rich link found on MedicineNet.com.  It discusses Celiac Disease
(Gluten Enteropathy)
in detail.

A little detailed in medical terminology, there is an interesting article for anyone with celiac disease to read.  Consider taking a copy to your doctor (especially your gastroenterologist, rheumatologist or internist) should you be going soon.  It would be very interesting reading for them and even offers CME credits.  The link.....

latestcoverShelley Case, RD, has a great website.  She is an Author, Speaker & Consulting Dietitian and she knows GF. You must check out Gluten-Free Diet and download their  free handouts on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.

A new website from the United Kingdom, Gluten Free Life, is a super source for new and experienced Celiacs.

And then there is The Candita Diet which is a must see website.

Also, check out a new GF Video Website.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck explains her struggle with Celiac Disease.
 

Testing is Critical.....

Symptoms vary widely but the cause is simple to diagnose.  If untreated, your health will deteriorate and your quality of life will suffer.  more...
 

We can Help.....

We have a Mentor Program for those who are overwhelmed by this seemingly insurmountable problem.  We meet almost every month to teach and share food and coping skills.  Join Us
 

Eating out .....

What can I eat?  We can help.  You will need to become an informed consumer and in some cases, educate the restaurant.  We have compiled a list many restaurants in the Dallas area where you can eat, some have a Gluten Free Menu.  Restaurant Listing.....

GlutenFreeTravelSite Adds ”Gluten Free Restaurant Menus” Section to Popular Website.  Check it out.
 

Grocery Shopping.....

There are many pitfalls to selecting food at the super market.  Many foods unexpectedly have gluten in them.  Looking for the label ‘Gluten Free’ is a most comforting label on your food.  We have compiled an extensive list of Super Markets and Mail Order places where you can find Gluten Free Food   more.....
 

Give us Feedback....

e-mail us with your suggestions for anything from programs and services to website related improvements.  If you find errors, please let us know.
 

New GIG Recipe Service...

With over 170 recipes, the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America launches the Gluten-Free Recipe Exchange site at http://www.gluten.net/recipe-database.aspx. A place to find new recipes, share your favorites and give feedback on those you find here. Sign in to share your favorites or just browse the site for a new exciting recipe.

In addition, here are a couple of links to gluten free products and recipes.  The first link is to a series of videos of how a recipe is made.  Not all of them are GF, but those that aren’t could easily be made into GF recipes with substitution of some ingredients. Link 1   Link 2
 

DISCLAIMER: All information provided by Gluten Intolerance Group of Greater Dallas is  intended for the benefit of members and other interested parties and has not necessarily been submitted for medical review. Individuals should  consult with their own doctors for advice. No liability is assumed by Gluten Intolerance Group of Greater Dallas.

Site last updated Wednesday, August 06, 2014