The Best of… NFCA’s Printable Guides

June 15, 2012

The Best of… NFCA’s Printable Guides

NFCA’s Top 5 Printable Guides for the newly diagnosed.

As a newbie in the world of celiac disease, I’ve been relying on Celiac Central’s Printable Guides to help me begin navigating all the information that’s out there. From “What is Celiac Disease” to “The Gluten-Free Athlete Q&A,” the printable guides cover all the bases.

I thought I’d share my take on NFCA’s Top 5 Printable Guides:

What is Celiac Disease?

This might be an obvious choice, but this guide gives an overview of celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. Not only is the guide great for the newly diagnosed, but it also can help them explain celiac disease to family, friends, coworkers, etc.

Getting Started Guide

If you just found out you have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, this guide breaks down what gluten is, where it’s typically found and where it can be hiding. Alice Bast, President and Founder of NFCA, offers tips on gluten-free alternatives so you can still make your favorite recipes.

Navigating the Gluten-Free Diet in College

Moving away to college for the first time is stressful even when you don’t have to worry about finding something that is safe to eat on campus. Students going off to college have social concerns too- what about drinking at parties? How do I avoid awkwardness when a new flame tries to kiss me? This guide candidly helps new students figure out how to not miss out on any part of the college experience just because they’re gluten-free.

Gluten in Medications

Medications are a source of hidden gluten, so it’s important to talk to your pharmacist and doctor about the potential to get glutened by your meds. This guide tells you what to look for and where to go to learn more about your medications and their gluten status.

Should You Be Gluten-Free? Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Fast Facts

This guide gives you ten fast facts about celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. This is another great guide to help people with celiac explain their autoimmune disease to others.

You can find all of the Printable Guides on Be sure to share them with a friend!