The Celiac MD™

10 Tips for a Healthier Gluten-Free Diet

By Amy Burkhart, MD, RD
In the past few months we have seen a media backlash on the gluten-free diet. The diet has been called a hoax, a fad and a litany of other less desirable names. It has become the national punch line in cartoons and late night comedy, while media outlets are trying to understand the topic and separate fact from fiction. As a result, people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity are encountering skepticism about their need to follow a gluten free diet.  Read more

A Conversation with
Katie Alin of Miglet’s

KatieAlinHeadshotBy Vic Dolcourt   Katie Alin, owner of Miglet’s gluten-free bakery and grocery in Danville, is a rock of the Northern California gluten-free community and a key supporter of Camp Celiac. The camp is hosted by The Taylor Family Foundation, which is run by Katie’s mother Elaine Taylor, so it’s a family endeavor as well. Katie spoke to Vic Dolcourt about how her shop came to be the go-to bakery and gluten-free grocery in eastern Contra Costa County. Read more


New Cookbook from Zenbelly

Zenbelly-CookbookJust a handful of ingredients can compose a healthy, delicious and gourmet-quality dish, and with nearly twenty years of experience, popular local blogger and chef Simone Miller knows how to combine those few ingredients to create restaurant-style food. The Zenbelly Cookbook’s easy to follow instructions and creative flavor combinations help you craft wholesome, high-quality, mouthwatering dishes that will have you wondering why you ever ate any other way. The Zenbelly Cookbook proves that eating paleo doesn’t have to mean restricting your diet.


Gluten Free Canteen:
Summer Baking

GFC_ChocBananaSplitCupcakes_29May2014_sq150Lisa Stander-Horel and Tim Horel, the writing and photography team behind the blog Gluten Free Canteen and authors of  Nosh on This: Gluten Free Baking from a Jewish-American Kitchen, share some delicious summer recipes using seasonal fruit, including Fromage Blanc with Summer Berries and Peachy Blueberry One Bite Tarts, plus these Chocolate Banana Split Cone Cupcakes, perfect for a child’s birthday party!   Read more