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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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S.F. Bay Area Welcomes Globetrotting Gluten-Free Advocate

By Vic Dolcourt Goodbye, New York City – Hello, Santa Cruz The Bay Area gluten-free community is pleased to be the landing spot for celiac advocate Erin Smith, who moved here from New York in January. Erin’s name, vitality, and smile may be familiar to members of our community who are active in national and regional gluten-free events. As a longtime blogger, experienced traveler and successful community organizer, Erin is a popular speaker with a busy schedule. She is starting to focus her energy on the Bay Area, including establishing a new support group in Santa Cruz and attracting...

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