Gluten Intolerance


Celiac disease is an inherited, autoimmune disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten – a protein in wheat, rye and barley.

Gluten intolerance is rapidly becoming one of the most common health problems in America. Studies show that approximately one percent of all people suffer from this malady. Many other frequently diagnosed ailments (such as irritable bowel syndrome and chronic diarrhea) are now being re-diagnosed as celiac disease. Celiac disease is a life-long challenge and is currently incurable. The only known treatment is strict adherence to a gluten-free diet and lifestyle. If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, or if you want to know more about creating a gluten-free diet, here is a quick reference guide on many foods you can eat… and a few food categories to avoid.

Yes Foods

  • Canned tuna
  • Chicken and beef
  • Corn and rice cereals
  • Eggs
  • Fresh fish
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Potatoes
  • Rice cakes
  • Soy
  • Wine
  • Yogurt

Foods to Avoid

  • Beer
  • Breaded meats and fish
  • Breads, rolls, chips and crackers
  • Cakes and cookies
  • Cereals (containing wheat, barley, rye or malt)
  • Oats (only certain products)
  • Pancakes and waffles
  • Pastas