Gluten Free Diet
Should you avoid gluten? Not unless you've been diagnosed (never self diagnose!) with celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis or gluten intolerance (also referred to as non-celiac disease gluten intolerance).
If you suspect you need to go gluten free, don't until after being diagnosed with one of these conditions.
Discontinuing your consumption of gluten can lead to inaccurate screening results. Additionally, rule out celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis before testing for gluten intolerance.
We hope the information here helps get you started on your journey to gluten-free living. If you ever have a specific question about the gluten-free status of one of the products found in our stores, just ask!
Buy This Book!
The Gluten-Free Nutrition Guide by registered dietitian Tricia Thompson, M.S., RD is an excellent resource for shopping, cooking and eating gluten free. It is available in all our larger Gluten-Free sections at Big Y for 25% less than the manufacturer's price at $12.71.