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.


More information:

What is gluten intolerance? What is celiac disease? (MNT article)
Celiac disease
Gluten sensitivity
Celiac Disease Centers
Gluten Free Resource Directory
Gluten-Free Diet Forum

NEW! Glutenetto Italian Cookies Now Available at Marshall's

I like to bake my own gluten-free bread and sweets. I've bought in the past two or three types of cookies, and I never liked them. But recently I stumbled upon Glutenetto Gluten-Free Italian Cookies & Biscottini at Marshalls (3405 Erie Blvd E. Syracuse). They looked delicious so I decided to give them a try. They are certified Gluten Free, and made according to traditional Italian recipes. My favorites are the Assorted Biscotti - crumbly and crunchy favorites made with chocolate & almonds. I also love Raspberry Linzer - mildly sweet and tart jam sandwiches. I proudly offer these sweet treats to my guests at home and nobody guesses that they are Gluten Free.

The current price in Marshalls is $3.99 per 6 oz box. You can also buy these products on Since I can now go to Marshalls to buy a variety of gluten-free Italian cookies I don't need to bake my own any longer.

I love Glutenello cookies and I recommend everyone try them. I hope that this brand will succeed on the market, and we will be able to enjoy their decadent sweet treats for many, many years.

Olga F

Syracuse, NY

Our Next Meeting

Date: November 15 2015, 2 pm – 4 pm

Topic: Gluten Free Doughnut Holes

Speaker: Holly O’Hara

Meeting Location: Town of DeWitt Community Room (next to E. Syracuse Fire Dept) 148 Sanders Creek Parkway (off Kinne Street), E. Syracuse, NY. Take James St. to Kinne St. Turn left. Go exactly one mile to Sanders Creek Parkway. Turn right. The Community Room will be on the right, next to the Fire Department. Park in the lot on the left side of the building.

Love Doughnuts? You will want to attend our next meeting.

Holly O’Hara (one of our members) has been making them for her family for years. She says it is so easy – she just whips them together in about 10 minutes. And they are sooo good!

So hope you can come, observe, and taste homemade Gluten Free Doughnut holes and cider.

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.....

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Recall – Amy's Kitchen Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a major recall of Amy's Kitchen frozen spinach products over possible listeria contamination. Products include Amy's Garden Vegetable Lasagna.

A full list can be found at Look for "Amys Kitchen Recalls".

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

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.