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Carrie & Andrea Living Well Eating Smart Team

Gluten Free Diet

Should you avoid gluten? Not unless you've been formally diagnosed (never self diagnose!) with celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis or non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

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 before diagnosis can lead to inaccurate screening results. Additionally, rule out celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis before testing for non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

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!


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