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.


Adding fiber to your gluten-free diet Printer Friendly Version Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. Getting enough fiber can aid in lowering cholesterol and reducing risk of heart disease, and is important for maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal system. High fiber diets have also been linked to lower body [...]

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Medications and Gluten

Medications and gluten Printer Friendly Version Celiac disease involves more than just dietary changes for life.  Medications must also be evaluated for their gluten content.  Many pharmaceuticals have an additional filler called an “excipient” to make a particular dosage form of the drug.  These fillers are often made from corn, potato, and [...]

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Nutritional Deficiencies

Nutritional Deficiencies Printer Friendly Version Nutritional deficiencies in celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity Nutritional deficiencies can occur in individuals with celiac disease because of both low intake and poor absorption. Once the intestine has had a chance to heal, nutrient absorption improves, but intake may remain a problem. In the [...]

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Celiac Disease and Children

Celiac Disease and Children Printer Friendly Version Celiac Disease in Children It was once believed that celiac disease was a childhood illness that could be outgrown. We now know that celiac disease affects men, women and children of all ages and races. Unfortunately, celiac disease cannot be outgrown; it is a [...]

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Women and Gluten

Women and Gluten Related Disorders Printer Friendly Version Some symptoms of gluten-related disorders (celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity) are also more likely to exist in women than men in general. Therefore, if you are a woman and have any of these conditions or symptoms it’s important to consider both gluten-related disorders, [...]

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Anemia Printer Friendly Version What is anemia? Anemia is a condition that results from either a decrease in the size or number of red blood cells, or in the amount of hemoglobin, which is the red pigment in red blood cells. What effects does anemia have on our bodies? Think of [...]

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Associated Autoimmune Conditions

Associated Autoimmune Diseases People who have celiac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis (celiac disease which manifests as a skin rash) are at greater risk than the general population for developing one or more of the associated autoimmune diseases listed below. These disorders share common genetic and immunological linkages with celiac disease. Printer [...]

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Thyroid Conditions

Thyroid conditions Printer Friendly Version Celiac disease and thyroid disease: the connection Researchers have found autoimmune thyroid diseases to be more common in people with celiac disease than in the general population. The reasons for this relationship are not entirely clear, but these are the known facts: There is a genetic [...]

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Gluten Sensitivity or Intolerance

Gluten Sensitivity Or Gluten Intolerance Printer Friendly Version What is it? Individuals who experience distress when eating gluten-containing products and show improvement when following a gluten-free diet may have gluten sensitivity, instead of celiac disease. These individuals are unable to tolerate gluten and develop an adverse reaction when eating gluten. Gluten [...]

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One Step at a Time

One step at a time Printer Friendly Version The internet, the news, magazines; family, friends and co-workers…they all have advice these days. We are inundated with diet and health information: what is healthy, what isn’t, what to do, what not to do. It can all be overwhelming!  What do you believe [...]

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