6 Tips for Healthy Eating with Celiac Disease

Making the appropriate dietary changes is the most important way to treat celiac disease. Knowing what to eat — and what to avoid — will make all the difference.

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Be a gluten sleuth.

Everything that goes in your mouth or touches your tongue needs to be screened for gluten. Read labels on vitamin supplements, toothpaste, mouthwash, cough medicine, and all over-the-counter medications. Talk with your pharmacist so that your prescription medications can be chosen with your special needs in mind (and look up gluten-free medicines at www.celiaccentral.org or www.celiac.com). Also, don't lick postage stamps or envelopes — the glue can contain gluten.