Gluten-Free Travel:

After years of allergic, anaphylactic, gastrointestinal, neurological, and more lovely health/autoimmune challenges, I was sent in for tests, one of which was an upper endoscopy biopsy (celiac test).  I didn't believe it necessary, though, as five years earlier I'd cut gluten from my diet.  Or so I thought.  But the doctors saw that I had celiac disease (and other delightful things), I was somehow still getting gluten into my body, I needed to figure out where it was coming from, and it needed to stop (turned out gluten was in my dish soap, shampoo, etc.). Below are some of the resources that help us on this gluten-free journey.


Medical Care:

Beth Israel Celiac Center

Harvard Celiac Research Program

Mass General Celiac Research + Treatment

U of Chicago Celiac Disease Center


Most healthy food cafes and veg restaurants have gluten-free options.  If it's not listed, still ask, as unmarked options are often available for celiacs.


Support Orgs:

International Support Groups

Associations Around the World

Support Communities

Smart Patients


If gluten has been cut from the diet, but one is still having reactions, it might be from kissing. Crumbs in the mouth or residue in the saliva. That’s what happened to us. So he went gluten-free.