As Celiacs, we can all use a little help every now and then. I wish that when I was first diagnosed that there was even a fraction of the resources available to Celiacs today. Here at GFM I have compiled resources that I have found helpful on a personal level. We certainly have come a long way in a relatively short period of time but of course still have a long way to go.
Some of my personal favorites include The Celiac Handbook, which yours truly just shared his Celiac journey on the site’s Celiac Success stories (shameless plug, LOL). Here you can find a wealth of information about the disease along with a gluten free restaurant locator which I simply love – and it is international.
Another site I really like is the Celiac Disease Foundation which also has a good sampling of resources ranging from disease information to local-level Celiac organizations to a great kids section.
For products, I tend to order direct from the manufacturer but Glutenfree.com and The Gluten Free Mall are all good resources to get a feel for what products are out there in a central resource. It is fun to browse through new products to see what is out there. I always seem to find something new that I had never heard of before. What’s nice about these sites is you can search by specific category or food type which makes menu planning extremely easy. Even if you do not order from these sites they are definitely worth a look.
You can also check out my Resources and Links section which has tools I have found useful as well as links to other Celiac bloggers sites. A little knowledge goes a long way.