Sites I like

This page is dedicated to the many wonderful online resources I frequent to help you to compile them all based on categories. I will link out to doctor’s blogs, nutritionists, chef’s blogs, helpful research sites and more. My goal is to compile them all in an easy-to-use guide that allows you to browse by category, save your favorites and come back as often as you need.

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General health and wellness sites:

DiseaseProof is the official blog of Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD and serves as a forum to promote discussion on diet, fitness, health and green living. New posts are published ALMOST everyday!Dr. Fuhrman’s high-nutrient, vegetable-based diet style is the key to optimal health, increased longevity and disease prevention. High-nutrient eating, as a therapeutic intervention, is most often MORE effective than drugs and surgery at restoring health from chronic diseases.

Live Lighter is a holistic health blog for those who recognize the benefits of health and want the freedom that comes from achieving total life balance.

Dedicated to providing quality science-based information about alternative and complementary medicine. Our team consists of licensed naturopathic physicians, chiropractic doctors, and acupuncturists, all of whom are practicing physicians at Naturopathic Family Care in Phoenix, Arizona. Our goal is to publish useful health related tips which readers can use to improve both their health and the health of their families.

Elizabeth Rider is a Board Certified Health Counselor (AADP), wellness coach and successful entrepreneur offering free wellness advice and healthy, great-tasting recipes on her blog, She is also the founder of Enlightened Living International, a community of entrepreneurial women dedicated to building thriving wellness businesses and living life to its absolute fullest.

The Primal Blueprint is a set of principles to live by. It’s a comprehensive health plan that covers everything from diet and exercise to sun exposurestress managementsleepsupplementationbarefooting,posture, and the list goes on.

One thing there aren’t a ton of online are dairy and casein-free sites. Living Wihtout does a good job of covering some basic questions and offering helpful tips and recipes for those of you embarking on a casein or dairy free diet.

Your Information Resource for Dairy-Free Living!  Go Dairy Free is updated daily with recipes, product reviews, cooking tips, and food news.  We cater to milk allergies, lactose intolerance, vegan cooking, gluten-free / casein-free diets, and general milk-free and non-dairy living with a wealth of information, useful tools, and our popular No Dairy Product Lists (available for soy-free, gluten-free, and egg-free consumers too!) for your grocery shopping needs.

The Kind Life is an interactive extension of Alicia Silverstone’s book, “The Kind Diet”, which is about living your healthiest and happiest life to the fullest, while taking care of mama Earth at the same time!  The site is whatever you make of it; whether it’s joining the many others who are on this same journey or simply visiting to gather information and other tips.  Whatever you need, you will find it here.  I will be sharing all kinds of tasty morsels with you; from fashion and beauty tips, to simple ways that we can help the planet!  By the time you’re done with your visit, your mouth will be watering and you will surely want to crash here forever.

Gluten-freedom sites I like: was founded in 1995 by Scott Adams, co-author of the book Cereal Killers, founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity, and founder and owner of The Gluten-Free Mall, who had a single goal for the site: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed and living a happy, healthy gluten-free life. has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and related disorders. Currently millions of people per year visit the site to get the latest information on celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, and to take advantage of its many resources and services.

Featuring research articles, helpful tips and many recipes, Living Without’s website is a great tool for exploring many gluten-free options.

Recipes abound on this section devoted to gluten-free cooking.  Featuring recipes categorized by various tags, video tutorials and related articles, this is a good resource (though a bit overwhelming based on the volume of content) for those with questions and needs related to gluten-free cooking.

The Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program (GFRAP) is a program of Gluten Intolerance Group of N.A. proudly serving over 1620 participating restaurants. GFRAP restaurants consist of both independently owned and chain restaurants.

Each participating restaurant receives extensive publicity through the GFRAP website,, GIG publications and our gluten intolerant network, including over 50 Branch support groups across the United States.

Tricia Thompson, MS, RD is an internationally recognized expert on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. A nutrition consultant, researcher, and writer, she has written numerous articles for both scientific and popular readers, including those that have appeared inGluten-Free Living magazine, The Journal of the American Dietetic AssociationThe Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, and The New England Journal of Medicine. She also writes the Living Gluten-Free blog for

The Gluten Doctors are a group of doctors consisting of M.D.s , Naturopaths and Certified Clinical Nutritionists. Two of the doctors authored the bestseller, “The Gluten Effect”, one of whom is your host on this blog, Dr Vikki Petersen DC, CCN.  The doctors specialize in the area of digestive problems, especially gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.

A registered dietitian, Shelley Case is a leading international nutrition expert on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Boards of the Celiac Disease Foundation and Gluten Intolerance Group in the United States and the Professional Advisory Board of the Canadian Celiac Association.

Glutenpro is Headquartered in Toronto Canada. We are focused on discovering and providing new, effective and innovative solutions for people with Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free lifestyles. The startling reality of 1 in 100 Canadians suffering from Celiac disease was overwhelming. With our vast knowledge and understanding of the Canadian health care market, It is our primary goal to ensure that patients suffering from Celiac disease could be diagnosed quickly, painlessly and accurately, in order to start on the road to healing. Once on this road we want to ensure that they have all the necessary tools and knowledge to continue on a healthy road to recovery and a daily healthy lifestyle.

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) was formed as a national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization to raise awareness of celiac disease among the general public and the healthcare community, and to facilitate research to better understand the causes, mechanisms, and treatment of celiac disease.

Awareness brings treatment that, in turn, brings improvement of the quality of life for those with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Our goal is to reduce the time to diagnosis and, in the process, reduce the devastating impact of undiagnosed celiac disease, including the contraction of others diseases such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and an “autoimmune cascade.”

In early 2003, an ad hoc group of 15 leaders in the celiac community came together to help persuade Congress to require food labels to include information about allergens. A year later, in June 2004, the National Institutes of Health convened a consensus panel on celiac disease. The expert panel noted the lack of a national federation working together to advance education, research and to advocate on behalf of individuals with the disease. Several speakers highlighted the work of the American Celiac Task Force (the predecessor to the ACDA) which was spearheading a grassroots effort to improve the nation’s food labeling laws. The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law on August 3, 2004, easing much of the guesswork in food shopping for those with celiac disease and food allergies. The unified voice of the community had been heard.

Gluten-Free Cooking Sites: 

Her words…

In my 20’s I studied ayurvedic cooking. When my son and I were diagnosed with celiac disease, this three-year study came in handy. Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disorder triggered by eating gluten. Out of necessity my cooking took on an entirely new dimension as we both went on a gluten-free diet. While my cooking might not be complex, I appreciate that my food brings people together –those who eat regular food and those who can’t –to break bread in the warmth of my kitchen. I love to make food that is not only good for you, but actually tastes good. This has become a passion for me. This passion has recently led me from blog to book with the publication of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. My cookbook, published by Random House (July 2009), features over 100 gluten-free recipes.

My words…

Elana has been a much needed resource in our grain free house! Her almond flour cookbook has helped my family to continue enjoying the occasional pastry, or breaded item, and her recipes are so delish that out non gluten/grain-free friends rave about them too!

I am a stay at home, homeschooling mother of two. Although I consider myself a serious home cook, going gluten free in the fall of 2009 has proved to be quite the culinary challenge. I have a toddler who has had very strange symptoms since she began eating foods and it wasn’t until my husband was diagnosed with Celiac that we realized gluten was her problem as well.We made the decision  to be a gluten free family because I don’t want to cook separate meals for half the family and let’s face it, a 2 year old hardly understands why she can’t have what others are eating. So, I am finding myself cooking and eating gluten free.

A mother and daughter team up to help raise awareness of Celiac and NCGS!

Our experiences with celiac disease are unique, but they led us both down the same path and with the same mission–to raise awareness for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity! We collaborated on this website with a mutual diehard attitude to help others become better informed and encourage them to take their health matters into their own hands if they find themselves without answers. With our nonstop hard work and teamwork, we have turned into a leading resource for the gluten-free community and the #2 .info website in the world. This wouldn’t have been possible without the contributions of many health-conscious and gluten-free companiesrestaurants, bakeries, wonderful doctors and nutritionists, or without the invaluable help from our “testers” in Los Angeles and Florida who assisted us with gluten-free product research and product testing.

Don’t feel like baking, and prefer to order your goodies instead? Head on over to the Gluten Free Cookie Jar where they do all the yummy work for you!

We are a local wholesale/delivery bakery in south florida dedicated to making great tasting gluten and dairy free baked goods! The gluten  free cookie jar baking co. was founded by nutritionist and baker Randi Rakow. I started baking gluten free due to the high demand for tasty baked goods for those who suffer from celiac and digestive diseases. I have always had a passion for baking and nutrition. I noticed that the gluten free products on the market all had a gritty chalk like taste! I wanted my cookies and brownies to taste like the real thing! I spent years trying to come up with recipes that would taste even better than the wheat versions!  All of our baked goods are made fresh without hydrogenated oils, trans fat or any preservatives. We use organic ingredients whenever available and take pride in the taste of our baked goods. We dont use dairy in our baked goods so that those with casein allergies can enjoy them as well. The gluten free cookie jar baking co. was created because “everyone deserves a treat”

At The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe in San Antonio, Texas, we pride ourself on running a 100% gluten-free establishment. Serving those who are diagnosed with gluten intolerance, we offer a menu filled with a wide variety of tasty dishes, all 100% gluten-free!  This blog is a place to come to discuss with owner Rita and baker Ron, how to get the best use out of the Little Aussie Bakery products.  Have you bought a mix, but aren’t getting the results you envisioned?   Post your question here and get an answer from the experts!  Have a suggestion about how to use the Little Aussie Bakery products in a new recipe?  Share it here with other fans, and receive feedback and suggestions.  Above all, have fun and let’s see if we just can’t learn a thing or two about delicious GF eating from each other!

A long-time undiagnosed Celiac sufferer, the author of this blog (Shauna) is a poignant writer who has successfully published several books, and pours her heart into her blog. She and her husband, a talented Chef, offer many fantastic recipes for you to browse and she often updates her site with details of products she likes and ones which her little girl Lucy will eat as well.  A must read for recipe ideas!