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The Psychological Toll of the Gluten-Free Diet

Amy Burkhart, MD, RD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and registered dietitian. She also trained in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Her practice is located in Napa, CA. 1100 Lincoln Ave. Suite 200 Napa, CA 94558 (707) 927-5622 Office www.TheCeliacMD.com   The term “gluten-free” is now commonplace in our daily lives. Because of gluten’s newfound popularity, people believe adhering to a gluten-free diet is easy. Gluten-free food is everywhere, thus people assume it must be a simple diet to follow. It is not. One must worry about crumbs, shared...

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Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Celiac Disease You’ve heard of Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. Celiac disease affects more people than all of these disorders combined – about 1% of the population. It is one of the most common genetic conditions in the world. The vast majority of Americans with celiac disease are undiagnosed. Symptoms When people with celiac disease eat a protein called gluten – found in wheat, rye and barley –  their immune system responds by damaging the lining of the small intestine, where nutrients are absorbed. The resulting malnutrition can affect any system in the body, and can...

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Local Products and Services

We are lucky to have an incredible number of amazing local gluten-free products and services in Northern California. Some companies have a retail location and some distribute through stores (regionally or nationally), at farmers markets, or by special order or Internet. The city indicates the location of the company or manufacturing. For distribution please see individual websites. Retail locations are indicated in orange. Amy’s Kitchen Petaluma, CA Over a hundred gluten-free frozen, canned and boxed meals and additional dessert products such as candy and ice cream. Amy’s Drive Thru (Organic, non-GMO vegetarian fast food with vegan and gluten-free options for all...

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Muffin Revolution: Berkeley’s gluten-free Paleo game changer

By Vic Dolcourt Berkeley’s Muffin Revolution, producing six crowd-pleasing flavors of Paleo muffins in a dedicated gluten-free facility and quickly scaling up, is an inspiration to those who follow their dreams. Co-owners Marirose Piciucco and Christy Kovacs created tasty and real food muffins that were originally conceived as pick-me-ups after strenuous exercise. Initially, they were only available at the rock-climbing gym Marirose and Christy attended. Four years later, their muffins can be found in over 60 locations, including Bay Area cafes and supermarkets such as Whole Foods, Andronico’s and Mollie Stone’s. The earlier days Marirose and Christy met at Bauman...

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