Six Reasons to Test
For Celiac Disease Before
Starting a Gluten-Free Diet

Dr. Amy Burkhart

Amy Burkhart, MD, RD

June 2015 – Dr. Burkhart offers six reasons why it is important to get celiac disease testing before starting a gluten-free diet or putting a child on one. It is simple and inexpensive to do so. If you eliminate gluten before testing, it becomes very difficult to get an accurate diagnosis and in the long run may affect your finances, your health and your family’s health.  Read more

Gluten-Free Vacation
in West Sonoma County

22499496_sBy Vic Dolcourt  Northern California has a range of vacation offerings, from the big city bustle of the Bay Area to the secluded north coast Pacific beaches. Happily, there is a middle ground between the mob scene of Highway 101 and the almost hermit-like qualities of Salt Point State Beach. This is western Sonoma County and the wonderful small towns, antique shops, family wineries, artisan food producers and the Pacific Coast west of Santa Rosa.  Read more

Teens and young adults:
Stanford Celiac Research

Stanford-teen-researchStanford University is recruiting 12-24 year-olds to participate in a new study on how interactive text message reminders can impact teens and young adults with celiac disease. Thanks to Stanford doctors for their ongoing celiac disease studies!  Learn more and volunteer

Gluten-Free Canteen:
Summer Baking 2015

GFC_LemonBundtCake (1 of 1)By Lisa Stander-Horel and Tim Horel 
 Summer baking is all about taking it easy in the kitchen. For those days when sitting on the porch becomes the activity of the day, no one wants to spend hours preparing anything complicated. Delicious recipes included in this article:  Funfetti Cupcakes, Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Brownie Bites, Very Lemon Bundt Cake and Lemon Coconut Cookies.  Read more