CNY Celiac Support Group

Helping People With Gluten Intolerance in the CNY Area Live a Happy and Healthy Gluten-Free Lifestyle!









Mission Statement

The Central New York Celiac Support Group was formed to share support and understanding in helping us manage our lives well without gluten, and to create greater understanding of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity in both the lay and professional community.


Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity

For people with celiac disease, ingesting even tiny amounts of gluten can set off an autoimmune reaction that flattens the finger-like villi lining the small intestine. The most common symptoms are bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation, as well as early osteoporosis. The autoimmune reaction can also cause skin rashes, chronic fatigue, bone and joint pain, neurological problems, liver problems, diabetes, infertility in both men and women and cancers, including lymphoma. An estimated three million Americans have celiac disease - and the vast majority don't know it because it can have no symptoms or mimic other diseases...

There are many undiagnosed cases of celiac disease. In order to get accurate test results, a person should not have been following a gluten-free diet. It is important to have accurate celiac testing because there are many negative effects of untreated celiac disease.

... Continue reading at http://online.wsj.com >>

More information:

What is gluten intolerance? What is celiac disease? (MNT article)

Celiac Disease - YouTube

Celiac disease
Gluten sensitivity
Celiac Disease Centers
Gluten Free Resource Directory
Gluten-Free Diet Forum


BEWARE !!! New Gluten Free Labels


Don't be surprised to see "wheat starch" in some G.F. products this year. New F.D.A. rules allow wheat starch in G.F. foods, if the wheat starch is specifically processed to remove gluten. [Read More] >>


Celiac Disease and the Unforeseen Path to Discovery

By Ellen Barlow
December 8, 2014

Dr. Fasano’s research has transformed conventional thinking about the causes of autoimmune diseases, which arise when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own tissues. They are becoming alarmingly more common, and represent the third most common category of illness in the United States, after cancer and heart disease... [Read More] >>



Our Next Meeting

Date: April 12, 2015, 2 pm – 4 pm

Topic: Wake Up Your Taste Buds and Try Something New

Do you love bagels? If so, you'll want to attend our next meeting. Mildred Mann, one of our members with help of her sister and daughter, will demo the step-by-step preparation of her delicious GF bagels. Mildred a long time baker, starting baking GF when her daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease.

Suzanne Anthony, owner of Hunka Foods, a new local bakery, will demo ways to prepare GF all purpose flour blends and offer baking tips. Hunka Foods are available at Natur-Tyme and Green Planet. All ingredients are natural, organic, non-gmo, and dairy free.

Also Nancy Mangano, owner of Vin-Chet Pastry Shop, will be bringing their new line of GF baked goods for us to sample. They are available at local TOPS Markets.

Hope you can come, taste, and enjoy these GF products. Meetings are free to attend. All are welcome.

Meeting Location: Town of Dewitt Community Room (Behind Carrier - next to E. Syracuse Fire Dept)148 Sanders Creek Parkway (off Kinne Street), E. Syracuse


Dr. Beg is Assistant Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at SUNY Upstate University. Dr. Beg will give us an in-depth view of Celiac Disease, which will include a Power Point presentation.

He has also done much research on diseases associated with Celiac Disease, such as Down Syndrome.

Dr. Beg has received many awards and honors, including Best Doctors of America award.

Read More about Mirza Beg, MBBS, MD, AGAF >>




Celiac disease and autoimmune-associated conditions

Celiac disease (CD) is frequently accompanied by a variety of extradigestive manifestations, thus making it a systemic disease rather than a disease limited to the gastrointestinal tract.....

... Continue Reading at PubMed.gov >>

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Need help one-on-one with the GF diet? You may want to schedule an appointment with Julie.

Hostital stays made safe for celiacs

Celiac disease or gluten intolerance -
Before you are admitted to the hospital
(PDF) 

Cecelia’s Marketplace Gluten-Free Grocery Shopping Guide, New Edition-
Great reference for anyone who needs a GF diet.

All recommendations, information, dietary suggestions, product news, menus, recipes, and related data generated by the CNY Celiac Support Group are intended for the benefit of our members and other interested parties. Individuals should consult with their physician before following any medical or diet recommendations mentioned in this website. Food manufacturers' products are subject to formula change at any time, and these changes may not be reflected on labels. Products mentioned do not constitute endorsement. Liability is implied by or assumed for the use of information contained in this website.