September 2015 Newsletter

Happy Fall! We hope you enjoy our research news, camp retrospective, and news of local events and businesses.
Amy Burkhart, MD, RD

Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Research Update:
Ten Snippets from ICDS 2015

If you missed the 16th International Celiac Disease Symposium in Prague in June, you may enjoy perusing the ten studies I've highlighted on celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. I chose studies that pertain to the average person on a gluten-free diet and created a "Take Home Point" for each. Check out the latest from researchers all over the world - it's a fascinating peak into what's hot in gluten-related research.   Read more
  • 9th year of camp
  • Dozens of volunteers
  • Hundreds of individual and business donors
  • 300 happy campers (2 sessions)
Camp Celiac Video THIS is what it's like at Camp Celiac. 

Molly Stone, a former camper and a longtime dedicated camp volunteer, wrote this note of thanks and posted this video she took of campers spontaneously singing "Don't Stop Believing."
"The Taylor Family Foundation has given us all something that we've never had before-the opportunity to feel normal for once, to not be the kid with the weird food, a chance to be around 150 people just like us. This place is simply magical, we are able to be ourselves without the worry that we usually have, so to Elaine Taylor and TTFF we thank you, thank you for doing what you do every day, thank you for this place that we love, thank you for making us feel normal.Celiac Camp is our favorite place, and reminds us to never stop believing in ourselves." 

From our foundation to Molly: Thank YOU! You are an amazing community member who has brightened up countless lives. We love seeing our little campers grow up into leaders and volunteers giving back to our community.
For the back story on camp, watch this ABC7 News video on Camp Arroyo on its 25th anniversary, including a fascinating look at what it was like for kids with AIDS in the 1990s, and how it now serves dozens of groups of kids with different challenges (including Camp Celiac of course!). It's truly a community treasure.

Gluten Free Canteen: Fall Baking

When the calendar flips to September it's a perfect time to think about baking some fall favorites. Fill those back-to-school lunch boxes with delicious one-bowl cookies. Make quick and easy muffins or scones for those late fall chilly weekend mornings. Turn up the oven and let's get baking. Read more

We are seeking a Napa support group 

The Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California runs a quarterly support group at Whole Foods in Napa. We are seeking a kind, organized and responsible local resident to co-lead the group.

You do not need to be an "expert," and you can be recently diagnosed or the parent of a child with celiac disease.  You do need to adhere to our mission of evidence-based support. 

It's light duty, well supported by our foundation, and it is an essential role in our support network. For more information, please contact Jennifer Iscol jiscol@celiaccommunity.org.

Gluten Free Gourmet Bakery & Cafe in Saratoga

Gluten Free Gourmet is a bakery, café and market located in the heart of Saratoga Village on Big Basin Way, on the western end of Silicon Valley. The bakery offers a wide variety of gluten-free pastries and custom cakes and breads, made with premium organic ingredients, with options for dairy-free and vegan. The café offers fresh sandwiches, soups, salads, coffees and teas.   Read more

Napa Whole Foods Culinary Center

Upcoming Support Meetings

These support group meetings for celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders are free public events offered by the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California in partnership with Whole Foods. More details here  under "North Bay."
Napa | Whole Foods
Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9:00-10:30am. More info to come.

Santa Rosa | Whole Foods at Coddingtown Mall
November or December date to be announced.

Do you dream of gluten-free Viennese delights?

You may want to help crowd fund the growth of Babsi's Gluten-Free Viennese Treats, a Berkeley-based 'cottage industry' home bakery offering no-sugar or low-sugar organic treats inspired by traditional Viennese flavors.

Learn more and contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/babsistreats

Next month: We will have an article on Babsi's and the cottage food industry.

Stanford Celiac Research on Interactive Text Messages for Teens and Young Adults
Stanford University completed its recruitment of participants for a new study on how interactive text message reminders can impact teens and young adults with celiac disease. The researchers deeply appreciate our community's willingness to volunteer. We look forward to reading about the results!

Check out the newest Fall Favorites coming to the Mariposa Baking Oakland & SF Ferry Building Bakeshops.  

- With the Jewish High Holidays comes the return of our traditional Honey Cake (pictured at left), Round Challah (plain & raisin), Apple Galettes & Coconut Pecan Macaroons.

- Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are back! Bite into these moist pumpkin cake layers filled with a dollop of simple sweet whoopie filling. It's the perfect Fall treat. 

- Special holiday Chocolate Donuts will be available for Labor Day Weekend, Oakland Pride & the Fall Equinox.

Come in to try these seasonal delights or place your pre-order at

Would you like to attend a class, special event or support group?
Take a look at our monthly Events Calendar

Celiac Disease Foundation 
Gluten-Free Allergy-Free Marketplace

Underscoring its role as a leader in online tools for the gluten-free community, Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) launched the Gluten-Free Allergy-Free Marketplace, a retail destination hosted on celiac.org. The Marketplace showcases products and services from companies that care about the gluten-free and allergy-free community, and have made a deep commitment to supporting CDF's mission of diagnosis, treatment, and a cure for celiac disease. The Marketplace allows consumers to browse by dietary preferences, including special medical, dietary, and religious requirements, and view product pictures, ingredients, and nutrition facts. Marketplace users can connect with companies for coupons, discounts, and recipes, create shopping lists, and support CDF by purchasing products with a single click. The Marketplace is also available as an App! Start browsing today

Jennifer Iscol


Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California

P.O. Box 1506

Healdsburg, CA 95448



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