National Organizations:                                                          

GIGlogoThe Gluten Intolerance Group®, also known as GIG®, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded by private donations including the Combined Federal Campaign, United Way Designated Giving, Employer Matching Funds; proceeds from memberships, the sale of products and our educational resources.

The mission of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America® is to provide support to persons with gluten intolerances, including celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and other gluten sensitivities, in order to live healthy lives.




The Celiac Sprue Association/United States of America, Inc. has constructed this


site for celiacs, their families and professionals interested in celiac disease [CD] [nontropical sprue], dermatitis herpetiformis [DH], and the gluten-free diet.


Catholic Celiac Organization


Celiac disease Center at Columbia University


Celiac Disease Foundation provides support, information and assistance to people affected by Celiac Disease/Dermatitis Herpetiformis (CD/DH).

CDF increases awareness among the general public and works closely with health care professionals, pharmaceutical and medical industries.  This cooperative effort puts CDF at the forefront of CD/DH care and research, helping us to aid and benefit those affected.


Welcome to the CDHNF's Celiac Disease website, a comprehensive source of information and educational tools for people with celiac disease, their families and the medical professionals that treat them.


Drug3k_logo4Drug3k - Online Drug Encyclopedia
Featuring detailed information on prescription and medications including description, image drug, use, dosage, storage, precautions, and side effects.


Healthopedia / Celiac, a medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources on over 1,500 health topics, 70 focussed health centers, and more than 11,000 drugs and medications.


MedLinelftbanner_primary02MEDLINEplus: Celiac Disease
Celiac Disease (American Academy of Family Physicians);
Celiac Disease Defined (Celiac Sprue Association)


somlogoUniversity of Maryland center for Celia


GIGofGreaterDallasPayPalHeaderGIG of Greater Dallas SUPPORT GROUP
Rose Mary Simmons 214-328-7286  


EAST TX GIG in Lufkin, TX. Websites:
The leader is Terisa Cooley,; phone: 936-632-7584. 

     Contact Janet Rinehart, 13722 Ashley Run, Houston, TX 77077; phone: 281/679-7608;
     (Former President, CSA/USA, Inc. & TX State Coordinator).
     Publishes HOUSTON CELIAC PERSPECTIVE newsletter to announce
     meetings in Sept.,  Nov., Feb. and April. R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids) -
     family focus group.


celiacsyndromeLufkin, Texas Support Group, Terisa Cooley  
936-632-7584  E-mail:
Dr Rima’s website: 


NorthTexasGIGLogoGluten Intolerance Group of North Texas, serving Tarrant and surrounding  counties.

Contact Betty Barfield, Manager of the group at 817-929-9227 or  817-577-0212 or


WEST TEXAS GF AWARENESS GROUP, (Chapter of CSA/USA), Pat Gatlin, Chairman;
     contact Pat at HC 31, Box 51-S-46,  Midland, TX 79707; phone 915/563-4847;


Gluten Intolerance Group of Central and South Texas
San Antonio
Anne Barfield – 210-340-0648 –

Frances Kelley – 512-301-2224 –

Corpus Christi
Susan M. Revier – 361-855-6810 –


SanKidceliac402ROCKSA (Raising Our Celiac Kids in San Antonio)
Rose and Michael Stevens


CSA Resource Unit in EASTLAND: Jill Hollywood, 254/629-2200;

CSA Resource Unit in WACO: Steve O’Connor, 254/772-8213,

CSA TYLER CELIACS - Windy Cannon, 110 Sherry Drive, Whitehouse, TX 75791;
     Phone 903/871-8213; E-mail:

LUBBOCK CELIACS — Contact Becky Holland at (806/789-2366) or
     Anne Wendt, (806/795-4744), (Independent group)


Betty’s Favorite Links

Here are a few good links that might be kept as “favorites” on your computer.
Initial Assessment and Follow-up Care of Celiac Patients
Peter Green, M.D.

Celiac/Coeliac, Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH), Wheat/Gluten-Free

Free Gluten-Free Restaurant Cards for Celiacs / Coeliacs

Recipe Goldmine