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March 2013 Newsletter
We have profiles of a gluten-free inn in Napa and a new local company making treats, The Celiac MD's take on migraines, teen events, good news on gluten-free labeling, and more. Enjoy!
The Inn on Randolph in Napa
By Jennifer Iscol

Inn on Randolph The hottest inn in Napa Valley just happens to be 100% gluten-free. The Inn on Randolph, a boutique bed & breakfast, rocketed to the number one spot on Trip Advisor in less than a year, after owner Karen Lynch bought the property in 2011 and closed it for nine months to gut it from the foundation to the roof. The result is a sophisticated and delightful property on one acre of gorgeous gardens. The property boasts five rooms in the historic Victorian inn, plus five rooms in three cottages built in the 1930s. The new kitchen has never known a speck of gluten.  Read more


Exclusive offer! Parents Reprieve -  Enjoy a 20% discount while your kids are at Camp Celiac July 23rd-31st. Mention Camp Celiac to book this offer.



Why Am I Having Migraines?

The Celiac MD™
Amy Burkhart, MD, RD
By Amy Burkhart, MD, RD

 I have many patients in my office who suffer from migraine headaches and are looking for solutions to their symptoms. I would like to shed some light on this common malady and offer tips to aid you in limiting or eliminating migraines headaches.

A study published recently in the journal Headache addresses migraine headaches in people with celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. They found that all three groups had a significant increase in migraine headaches compared to the general population.  Read more

Gluten-Free Labeling Update

White House
 Exciting news!

Yes, we know government regulations can be quite boring. But this one's not! In February, the Department of Health and Human Services (which oversees the Food and Drug Administration) finally sent the gluten-free labeling rule to the White House (Office of Management and Budget) for final review. This is the last stage of what has been a 10-year process. 
We don't know how long the final review will take, but as the regulation is voluntary and relatively uncontroversial, we are hoping it will sail through. So still waiting for final publication, but celebrating this promising news while we wait!
Read a article about it in The Hill.
The Goods - Gluten Free Treats
By Jennifer Iscol

The Goods Gluten Free Treats


Mark Berger has two passions in his new career: making healthy, amazing-tasting gluten-free treats, and finding a way to give back to the local business community that has supported his new venture. Mark is a landscape contractor who launched a second career after he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease; friends who tasted the new gluten-free recipes he developed to satisfy his own cravings encouraged him to go into business. Read more


Just for Teens
If you can't make it to today's Pizza Party for teens in San Rafael, you might want to check out another new teen group meeting in Marin next Thursday. Here are the two events:
A NorCal Gluten-Free Teens Event

On Saturday, March 9th, from 1:30 to 3:30, NorCal Gluten-Free Teens will be hosting the next meeting at Amici's in San Rafael (1242 Fourth Street). It will be a fun get together for any gluten-free teens who love pizza. RSVP to Courtney Yates, the group's teen co-leader, at

Amici's is donating 25% of the profits to Camp Celiac. 

Everyone in the group will be paying separately for their own meal when they order. 

NorCal Gluten-Free Teens is an informal and unaffiliated community support group just for teens throughout the Bay Area. It receives guidance from the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California, and is run by teens. More teen volunteers are welcome!

NorCal Gluten-Free Teens are on Facebook 


Marin Gluten Free Teens Community @ SANS Grocery

Living GF doesn't have to be a pain!

Open to Marin middle and high school students

Drop-in Meetings at Sans Grocery at 821 B Street, San Rafael. 454-8888

Bimonthly, starting March 14th at 4:00-5:30pm

Topics include sampling GF food, decoding labels, cooking on your own, socializing and much more. 

Contact Bibi Reber at 415-786-3444 for more information about joining.                     

For Kids and Teens - Summer Camp


Northern California

Camp Celiac at Camp Arroyo  - Camp registration is just about full for both summer 2013 sessions. If you register now you will be on the waiting list for cancellations and still have a chance of going. The camp is located in the scenic foothills of Livermore, CA, and is administered by the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California in a partnership with The Taylor Family Foundation. Camp costs $25 and is open to ages 9-17. Go to for more information and registration forms.  Announcement for 2013. 


Southern California

CDF Camp Gluten-Free at Camp Nawakwa  Registration for summer 2013 is open. The camp  is located in the beautiful San Bernardino Forest, and is administered by the Celiac Disease Foundation in partnership with Camp Fire. The camp costs $450 (financial aid available) and is open to ages 7-17. Visit the camp's website to learn more and register.


Need tips about sending your child to a gluten-free summer camp?

Check out the webinar below by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.

It will be on Thursday, March 14th


Are your kids ready for summer camp? 

Is the camp ready for them?

 Join NFCA in this three-part

Webinar series for kids and teens living gluten-free. This free Webinar will assist parents of children with celiac disease as they begin their search for the perfect gluten-free summer camp. Jeffery Lewis, MD, Children's Center for Digestive HealthCare, LLC, Founder, Camp WeeKanEatit; and Jill Waddell, Director, Camp WeeKanEatit, will discuss important topics such as training kitchens and camp staff, communicating with peers and developing a list of go-to gluten-free snacks and recipes. Sponsored by Rudi's Gluten-Free Bakery.

Flour Craft Bakery

Flour Craft Bakery treat
Get thee to San Anselmo next week!

Opening March 12th - Pastry chef Heather Hardcastle started Flour Craft in 2009, and has developed a loyal following at the Marin farmer's markets. Offerings at the new retail location will include breakfast pastries, desserts, breads, cookies, cupcakes, seasonal pies and custom special occasion cakes, and savory lunch items.     

Flour Craft Bakery
702 San Anselmo Ave
San Anselmo, CA

Events Calendar for March 

Latest News Drawing  


Check out our monthly listing of support groups, events and classes in the greater Bay Area and Sacramento. Try something new!  


Opportunities to Participate in Celiac Research
Stanford School of MedicineStanford University School of Medicine is conducting government-sponsored studies to improve the understanding of celiac disease, not for profit. For information on participating in the studies, please contact Dr. Arnold Han at


Diablo Clinical Research Diablo Clinical Research in Walnut Creek is conducting a clinical trial locally for celiac disease to look at how effective and safe an investigational medication is. To participate in a survey to determine whether or not you qualify and to connect to a study site near you,
go to 

Diablo Clinical Research at (925) 930-7267 or email




Save the dates for 2013 


CDF Logo Celiac Disease Foundation

National Education Conference & Gluten-Free EXPO

Pasadena Convention Center - -  May 3- 5, 2013 or call 818.716.1513


Sheraton Chicago  

15th International Celiac Disease Symposium

Chicago, IL -- September 22-25, 2013  


Feel Like You're Missing Something?

If you haven't liked us on Facebook yet, here's what you may have missed in February:  


"Who Has the Guts for Gluten" in the New York Times
"Is Gluten-Free a Lifestyle or a Diet Craze" in USA Today
Breaking News on Gluten-Free Labeling
Ike's Place sandwich shops have gluten-free menu
French Laundry in Zest Bakery blog
Zagat listing 10 GF restaurants in Bay Area
How to prevent celiac in children and grandchildren

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Jennifer Iscol
Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California
P.O. Box 1506
Healdsburg, CA  95448