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Welcome to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness' (NFCA) New Patient Portal!  If you've been recently diagnosed with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity ('gluten sensitivity'), you've come to the right place!

You can use this page as a "cheat sheet" for navigating our site. Or, simply follow the gray bars to the left to move through information you need to know about living with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.

Understanding Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity | Gluten-Free Diet |
Celiac Disease in Families | Gluten-Free Shopping | Education and Resources

Understanding Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Getting a diagnosis of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity (collectively known as gluten-related disorders) can be overwhelming.  We're here to help!  Learn more about gluten-related disorders by visiting the pages outline below.

Getting Started on the Gluten-Free Diet

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The gluten-free diet is the only current treatment available for celiac disease, although potential pharmaceutical treatments are in the works.  It might seem like there are no foods you can eat safely right now, but in time, you'll see that there's a whole wealth of delicious gluten-free food you can eat.

Download NFCA's Getting Started: A Guide to Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet for a comprehensive look at the gluten-free diet, foods you can and cannot eat, labeling reading instructions and so much more.

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Special thanks to Arrowhead Mills for making the Getting Started Guide possible!

Celiac Disease in Families

family treeCeliac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease, so your family members have an increased risk of developing the condition themselves.  All first degree (children, parents, siblings) and second degree (aunts, uncles, grandparents) relatives need to be tested for celiac disease, even if they have no symptoms at all.

Learn more about celiac disease in families through NFCA's Family Talk web section.

Gluten-Free Shopping

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We've got all the resources you need to make your first gluten-free grocery store trip as easy as possible. Visit our Gluten-Free Shopping page to access these free resources:

  • Reading Labels
  • Hot Spots at Home
  • Gluten-Free Product Reviews
  • Tax Deduction Guide

Be sure to take a digital trip through the grocery store aisles by watching a video featuring NFCA President and CEO Alice Bast, Amy Jones, MS, RD and Anna Littlejohn, NFCA community member. You can access the video on our Gluten-Free Shopping page.

Education and Resources

The world of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity is evolving rapidly.  Continue learning about these gluten-related disorders and the gluten-free diet through NFCA's free programs and resources.  Here's what's popular:



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