About GIG

Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG) has been a highly respected leader in the gluten-free community since it was founded in 1974.

Mixed Kitchen

Preparing gluten free meals in a mixed kitchen Cross-Contamination. Those who follow a gluten-free lifestyle have two primary concerns: 1) elimination of prohibited grains and 2) avoiding cross-contamination of gluten-free foods. Cross-contamination is a significant problem in the food industry, especially in non-dedicated milling and baking facilities. Very small amounts of gluten (more [...]

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Getting Started Guide

Getting Started on a Gluten-Free Diet Getting started Whether it be by necessity or by choice, living the gluten free lifestyle is a significant change for anyone to take on and manage.  The transition to being gluten-free is one that can be long and full of questions.  whether you or your loved [...]

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Weight Management

Weight Management and the Gluten Free Diet Printer Friendly Version Individuals with untreated celiac disease often experience unintended weight loss over time due to malabsorption of nutrients caused by damage to the intestine. However, sometimes when a gluten-free diet is begun and the intestine heals, lost weight is re-gained and weight [...]

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Gluten-Free and Vegetarian

Gluten-free & vegetarian Printer Friendly Version It can be challenging to be a vegetarian and follow a gluten-free lifestyle. However, it is possible! Depending on the degree of dietary restriction as well as varied individual food choices, some people who are both gluten-free and vegetarian may require the use of fortified [...]

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FODMAPS

Gluten Sensitivity and FODMAPS Printer Friendly Version Gluten sensitivity and FODMAPs: Is there a connection?  Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (also known as gluten sensitivity) is not yet well understood. The currently accepted means of diagnosing this condition is to rule out celiac disease, wheat allergy and other possible causes of symptoms. Then, [...]

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Gluten-Free Nutrition Guide

GIG's Gluten-Free Nutrition Guide Printer Friendly Version To view please click on the print friendly link above.

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Hospital Stays Made Safer

Hospital Stays Made Safer Printer Friendly Version (To view the full version of this document please click the printer friendly link above.) Being admitted to the hospital can be a frightening experience, especially for those with celiac disease or other gluten-related disorders.  Whether you are there for a day-surgery or for [...]

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Label Reading

Gluten-free label reading Printer Friendly Version The gluten-free marketplace is booming and new gluten free products are filling grocery shelves on a regular basis. The key to gluten-free food safety is not only about learning how to identify gluten containing ingredients by reading food labels, but it is also about understanding [...]

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Gluten-Free Flours and Grains

Alternatives to wheat flour Printer Friendly Version If you don’t use the correct substitutes when replacing wheat flour in gluten-free recipes, your cookies may come out of the oven flat and tasting like rubber.  Or worse, crumbling with the texture of sawdust.  Below is a list of the most useful gluten [...]

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