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Celiac disease (CD) is a permanent intolerance to gluten, a protein found in various wheats (e.g., durum, kamut, spelt), rye, barley and triticale. Gluten consumption causes damage to the absorptive surface of the small intestine and can result in malnutrition, anemia, nutritional deficiencies and an increased risk of other diseases including osteoporosis and specific cancers of the gut.

Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is celiac disease of the skin, and is characterized by blistering, intensely itchy skin. The rash has a symmetrical distribution and is most frequently found on elbows, knees, buttocks, back of the neck, scalp and upper back. People with dermatitis herpetiformis can have gastrointestinal damage without obvious symptoms.

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2014 National Conference Speaker Presentations

The Calgary Chapter was proud to host the 2014 National Canadian Celiac Association Conference May 30 – June 1, 2014 ________________________________________________________________________________________ Thank-you to all who attended the conference and gluten-free market ________________________________________________________________________________________ To view these presentations please click on the speaker name Dr. Alessio Fasano, Center for Celiac Research, Boston “Celiac Disease: Managing, Monitoring & …

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CookBooks For Sale

  The Calgary Celiac Association’s office has some great cookbooks for sale – for a listing click here.      

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Recipes

This section is currently under development!  Please check back soon. Please browse the following sections for gluten free recipes.  Feel free to submit a recipe. Appetizers Breads Sides Soups Salads Main Courses Cakes & Squares Cookies Desserts Holidays Vegetarian

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About Celiac Disease

What is Celiac Disease ? Celiac disease (CD) is a permanent intolerance to gluten, a protein found in various wheats (e.g., durum, kamut, spelt), rye, barley and triticale. Gluten consumption causes damage to the absorptive surface of the small intestine and can result in malnutrition, anemia, nutritional deficiencies and an increased risk of other diseases …

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Shopping and Dining

Some Outlets For Gluten Free Products Disclaimer – This is a list of restaurants and food establishments in Calgary and the surrounding areas that have requested to be included because of their ability to provide gluten free options.  They are however not endorsed or chosen by the Calgary Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association. We …

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Teacher Resources

  Celiac Disease in the Classroom Celiac Disease Guide for Teachers      

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Training and Education

Please feel free to download the following resources  Celiac Disease General Information Quick Reference Guide Contamination Guidelines Diet Guidelines Dermatitis Herpetiformis Celiac Disease and Seniors Celiac Disease Guide for Teachers Go Gluten Free Celiac Disease Myths & Facts Hidden & Dangerous Follow-up Management of Patients with Celiac Disease Screening and Diagnosis of Celiac Disease (A …

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Tax Information

Here is information from Canada Revenue Agency on the medical tax credit for the extra cost of gluten-free food.   Gluten-free products – Persons with celiac disease (gluten intolerance) can claim the incremental costs associated with buying gluten-free products as a medical expense. The incremental cost is the difference in the cost of gluten-free products compared to the cost of …

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