The Celiac MD™

The Microbiome and Celiac Disease:
A Bacterial Connection

By Amy Burkhart, MD, RD
The gluten-free diet may not be all that is needed to treat celiac disease. In this month’s column, Dr. Burkhart highlights a new Finnish study that found less bacterial diversity and an imbalance in certain types of bacteria in the microbiome of celiac patients with persistent symptoms. She reviews a number of exciting studies on the microbiome and offers six tips on how to optimize your own microbiome. Read more

Bacano Bakery: Dedication to
Craft and Community

Cherry Turnover w Jalapenos in a Lavendar CrustBy Vic Dolcourt  
Laverne Matias and Elan LaLonde,  co-founders of Bacano Bakery in Emeryville, California, are accomplished professionals from both the corporate and nonprofit worlds, whose vision it is to create something that provides a benefit to the public while eventually becoming profitable. Their focus is on the well-being of their staff and the satisfaction of their customers, their highest priorities.    Read more


The Family Chef:
Holiday Rebounding

BologneseBy Amy Fothergill 
 After the holidays, some of us are recovering from too much shopping or possibly alcohol. If we were to take a survey, many of us will be trying to come to grips with how much and what we ate. Last year, I kept thinking “must-go-on-a-cleanse”! As soon as the treats are out of the house and the leftovers of the stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes are done, you might be ready.  Read more and enjoy Amy’s recipe for Spaghetti Squash Bolognese




Camp Celiac: Registration
opens February 1st

CampCeliacDiningHall-jji-editGet ready for the ninth year of Camp Celiac! At 138-acre Camp Arroyo, Camp Celiac 2015′s campers, counselors, and junior counselors enjoy traditional camp activities such as a ropes course, rock climbing, zip-lining, boating, swimming, archery, arts and crafts, skit night, and outdoor sports. Three meals a day without having to ask if any of the foods are gluten free!  Ages 9-17. All campers from Northern California who register between February 1 – February 14 will be given equal priority.  Read more