Welcome

Welcome to the Alabama Gluten Free & Celiac Community!

Formerly named the ‘Birmingham Celiac Disease Support Group’, the name change has been made to more accurately reflect the scope of what we do, and who we are collectively.

      Our Mission

  • To provide support to the gluten free community through information about health, gluten free food, and resources.
  • To provide education and information to promote community awareness which might lead people to diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and related autoimmune disorders.
  • To be a 24/7 user friendly source of information and inspiration. A place to be able to share ideas, recipes, and resources.
  • To help raise money for research and education through annual fundraising events.

About

Celiac disease is an auto-immune disease which affects as many as 1 in every 133 people – sadly, only a small percentage of the people affected are actually diagnosed. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley, and sometimes other grains. Eating even minute quantities of gluten damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from foods. It can lead to a variety of other illnesses.

Those who do not have celiac disease, but have allergic responses to wheat and gluten are rapidly growing in number. Additionally – many people with other autoimmune disease report having greatly improved symptoms when they adhere to a gluten free diet.

There is currently no cure, but the disease symptoms can be controlled by adherence to a strict gluten free diet.  Learning that gluten is often not only contained in foods and drinks – but also products like cosmetics, nutritional supplements, medications, etc. can be a challenge.

We want to help our community find the resources that they need to live comfortably with the challenges of the ‘gluten free lifestyle’ – while still being able to enjoy a normal life that is not dictated by a ‘diet’.

an be managed by adhering to a strict gluten free diet.
Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in everyday products such as medicines, vitamins, and lip balms.

The Birmngham Celiac Disease Support Group meets to share information, support, and resources to members and anyone else seeking information on Celiac disease or living a gluten free life. It’s always easier when you have friends – here we are! Welcome to our group!an be managed by adhering to a strict gluten free diet.
Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in everyday products such as medicines, vitamins, and lip balms.

The Birmngham Celiac Disease Support Group meets to share information, support, and resources to members and anyone else seeking information on Celiac disease or living a gluten free life. It’s always easier when you have friends – here we are! Welcome to our group!an be managed by adhering to a strict gluten free diet.
Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in everyday products such as medicines, vitamins, and lip balms.

The Birmngham Celiac Disease Support Group meets to share information, support, and resources to members and anyone else seeking information on Celiac disease or living a gluten free life. It’s always easier when you have friends – here we are! Welcome to our group!

Sign up as a fan and get all of the latest news on meetings, gluten free food, and medical information.

Email us at: birminghamceliac@hotmail.com

Researchers are working hard on trying to determine the cause of the disease and the links between other conditions that seem to be related – and to stop, treat, and cure these conditions. Through our annual fundraising events, our group helps raise money for such research. We hope that you can join us for our next event!

Events

The 3rd Annual ‘Making Tracks for Celiacs‘ 5K, One Mile Fun Run and the Gluten Free Vendor Fair will be held on April 5, 2014 at The Hoover Met. 

On Site Registration will begin at 7:30am.  5K at 8:30am.  One Mile Fun Run at 9:30.  Awards at 10:00.  The Gluten Free Vendor Fair will start at 10:30 after the awards.

Partners

     

The Center for Celiac Research at Mass General

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Contact

Alabama Gluten Free & Celiac Community

P.O. Box 36633
Hoover, AL  35236
Contact info:

Shea – shea@alabamaceliac.com

Rebecca – rebecca@alabamaceliac.com

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