1- Always think of what you can eat, and not what you cannot. The variety is huge! Raw nuts, for example, are loaded with healthy unsaturated fats, Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E, and L-arginine (which is good for blood circulation and heart health). Iron, calcium, and folic acid are the main nutrients that are malabsorped by Celiacs. Make sure to eat the foods that are rich with these minerals like red meat, spinach, and lentils.

2- Educate yourself about Celiac Disease. Medical doctors, and even certified dietitians, might not have enough information about Celiac. There are many websites dedicated for educating you and giving you the needed info, like www.celiacfoundation.org, www.celiac.com , and www.csaceliacs.org and many others.

3- As Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease, it means that you cannot “grow out” of it or get healed. You have to live with it and get an annual medical checkup. Get a complete blood count (CBC). People with Celiac need to monitor their iron and calcium levels, their thyroid activity, and their bone density. Osteoporosis is common with people with Celiac Disease.