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November 2013 Newsletter
Dear Member,

It is not easy to maintain a strict gluten-free diet. As we look forward to holidays, big family meals and socializing, it's good to have some extra psychological support and tips for making it all work. 

Join us at our December support meeting in Oakland with a guest psychologist who specializes in celiac disease (details just below). Also, get practical tips from our article "Psychological Health for Gluten-Free Kids."

And check out our medical column, business news, recipe column, and all the wonderful happenings on the Events CalendarIn our amazing community, you are definitely not alone!
Tips on Enjoying your Gluten-Free Holidays: Mind and Body
Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California support network

Sunday, December 8th, 2-4pm in Oakland 

Location: Whole Foods in Oakland
230 Bay Place, Oakland, CA

Featuring guest speakers:

* Kathleen Ayers, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in celiac disease, will discuss "Coping with Celiac Disease"

* Dr. Amy Burkhart, MD, RD. Our board member and popular presenter, Dr. Burkhart, will answer your health questions in a Q&A session

* Michaele Kruger, nutrition consultant at Whole Foods and Better Bites-Better You, will offer tips on enjoying a healthy and tasty gluten-free lifestyle 

Featured vendors: UDI's & Glutino's, plus samples from Mary's Gone Crackers

RSVP to Crystal Banuelos:

Our support group rotates between Marin, Napa, Solano, Alameda, Contra Costa and Sonoma Counties.

Psychological Health for Gluten-Free Kids
By Jennifer Iscol
Six strategies for parents and practitioners
 According to Dr. Aaron Rakow, clinical psychologist at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., "Dietary restrictions associated with celiac disease create real social barriers for children." 
The psychological impact of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity on kids is treatable and early intervention is most effective. 
Learn the importance of psychological support, over a dozen warning signs that a child is having difficulty coping, and simple strategies parents and medical practitioners can use.   Read more

SIBO, Gluten and IBS: What's the Connection?

The Celiac MD™
Amy Burkhart, MD, RD
Dr. Burkhart's patient was so bloated that she often looked seven months pregnant by the end of the day. She thought it might be something she was eating, but what? In her monthly column, Dr. Burkhart describes an underdiagnosed condition called SIBO and how it relates to gluten and IBS.    Read more 


Certified Kitchens in the East Bay
By Vic Dolcourt 

Gluten-Free and Organic Kitchens for Food Manufacturers Open in Berkeley 


Certified Kitchens helps gluten-free entrepreneurs with a difficult question: Where can I make my stuff? 


Vic Dolcourt spoke to Marie Banis, co-owner of Certified Kitchens about their exciting new gluten-free and organic facility in Berkeley where people with gluten-free food companies can rent space to make their products.  Read more

Yummy Supper: Delicious {Gluten-Free} Holiday
When you have tried-and-true dishes in your holiday arsenal, not only does it ease the stress, it makes for happy bellies! Enjoy favorite crowd-pleasing holiday recipes from our quarterly guest blogger Erin Scott of Yummy Supper fame:
  • Momofuku's Pulled Pork
  • Quinoa + Kale Patties 
  • Irresistible Green Pozole (pictured at left)
  • Chocolate Bark with Carmelized Marcona Almonds (for gift giving!)

Gluten-free bakery Cate & Co. to open at Oxbow in Napa


Catherine Bergen, the owner of the restaurant C Casa, will open a 100% gluten-free bakery called Cate & Co. in mid-November in Napa. Catherine will maintain her dedication to providing 100% gluten free products, made with alternative natural sweeteners, and lean and clean ingredients such as clarified butter and local farm fresh eggs. Cate & Co. will be located across from Olive Press at the Oxbow Public Market.


They will offer a variety of baked goods such a cinnamon rolls, turnovers, cookies, dainty cakes, quick breads, muffins, pies and cake, and carry fresh baked breads daily, including baguette style and loaf breads. Flavor profiles will include sourdough, almond bread (vegan), cinnamon raisin, as well as hamburger buns, both traditional and onion.  Dinner clover rolls, bread sticks and cheese straws will also be available. 


A small pantry section will include quick breads, packaged nuts, dried fruits, all-purpose flour and pancake/ waffle mix, and some novelty items such as beeswax birthday candles and cake decorating items. 


Many of the breads and baked goods will be available par-baked and frozen to have the Cate & Co. fresh-baked experience at home, perfect for those who do not live in the Napa area.  


They will offer made-to-order sandwiches and salads, as well as a daily seasonal soup. Sandwiches will include a vegetarian bánh mě with edamame hummus, crab melt panini, egg salad open faced with capers and French breakfast radishes, to name a few. The  house salad will be the Chop Chop Salad with mixed greens, carrots, avocado, cilantro, mint and a sesame ginger dressing, along with other seasonal salads.



Local business news

Iamori's distribution expands to North Bay



Iamori is happy to announce to their North Bay friends that Scotty's Market is now stocking their ravioli and pizza crust. The store is located at 620 Freitas Parkway in San Rafael. Iamori is very pleased to have their products available at such a wonderful family-owned store with a great selection of specialty foods 



Bread SRSLY is now shipping

Photo by Good Eggs/Colin Price
Bread SRSLY is committed to making nourishing gluten-free bread. Each loaf is leavened with wild yeast, cultivated from the air and grain. Unlike commercial yeast, which works very quickly, wild yeast slowly breaks down the grains in a bread dough, making them easier to digest, and adding a pleasant tang that we call sourdough. Order at Contact owner Sadie Scheffer at or (415) 689-6396

Mariposa has many new items for Thanksgiving


The Thanksgiving offerings: apple, apple cranberry, pumpkin, and pecan pies; apple galette; New York style cheesecake; cranberry orange nut bundt; bread cubes for stuffing and rosemary rolls. All are gluten-free, and some are dairy-free, vegan, nut-free and/or soy-free as well. Allergen statement:  We process products with nuts, dairy, eggs & soy in our dedicated gluten-free bakery.

You can place your pre-order online starting Nov 13. The cutoff for Thanksgiving pre-orders is Mon, Nov 25 at 4pm. Please give 48 hours notice for pre-orders. Place your pre-order online or by phone: or 510-595-0955.  



Flour Craft Bakery announces fall holiday menu


Flour Craft Bakery, located at 702 San Anselmo Ave in San Anselmo, announced their fall holiday menu, including Thanksgiving pies, cakes, stuffing, and desserts, all made in their dedicated gluten-free facility. Visit their web store to pre-order your items for pickup, or call the bakery at 415.453.3100. Home or office delivery during Thanksgiving week is also available via



Save the Dates!
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Gluten Free & Allergen Free Expo returns to the Bay Area on January 25-26, 2014, at the San Mateo Convention Center

Celiac Disease Foundation National Education Conference & Gluten-Free Expo
June 7th and 8th, 2014, in Los Angeles


Events Calendar for November 

Latest News Drawing  

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



Volunteers Needed for Genetic Study on Celiac Disease


  • We are conducting a study to understand the genetic basis of celiac disease.  Families with at least one member with celiac disease are encouraged to enroll together. Children can participate in the study.
  • The study involves a one-time small blood donation. The blood will be drawn at Stanford. It's possible that we might be able to arrange to travel to the participants if the whole family is available at one time. The participants will not be charged.
  • Participation requirements: A documented diagnosis of Celiac Disease in the participant or a family member.
  • Stanford University's celiac studies are for academic purposes to improve the understanding of celiac disease.
  • For more information on the study, please contact Dr. Arnold Han at  For general information about patient rights, please contact 1-866-680-2906.


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