A comprehensive gluten-free food list, last updated in 2008, is available through the Celiac Support Association. This guide can be ordered online, through the phone and on the Celiac Support Association's website.
The proteins found in wheat, barley and rye is generically called gluten. There is a wide range of foods, obvious and not so obvious, that contains this allergen. Gluten is a trigger for the hereditary autoimmune disorder called Celiac Disease. This can develop at any age and manifest itself in varying degrees of severity. When an individual with Celiac disease consumes glutinous foods, antibodies attack the small intestine causing damage to the organ. If left unchecked, additional, more severe complications and diseases have the possibility of developing over periods of time.