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What is the difference between a Wheat Allergy and Celiac?
The 2 disorders are similar in that they both necessitate wheat avoidance.
They are,however, distinctly different medical conditions. Proper diagnosis is essential.

Wheat Allergy-an abnormal immune system response to atleast one of the proteins found in wheat.
Celiac- an inherited autoimmune condition where the body responds to gluten ingestion by attacking healthy intestinal tissue. Celiac patients, due to malabsorption, are at risk for malnutrition as well as other auto-immune diseases.It is typically a life-long condition. 

What grains contain gluten?
The major grains that contain gluten are wheat, rye, oats, and barley.

Wheat allergy 101- from the online allergist
Wheat avoidance list -from
How to read a label for wheat- from FAAN
Celiac Foods to Avoid- from
Safe Gluten Free Food List- from
Gluten Free Product List- from

Children With Celiac
Celiac symptoms in babies- from
Toddler celiac symptoms- from
Celiac symptoms in children- from

Gluten free Kosher
Kosher Celiac and Cooking Gluten Free -great gluten free kosher article from the OU, includes recipes
Celiac disease in the Jewish Community- Celiac prevalence in the Jewish Community
Glutenfree alamode - gourmet,kosher, gluten free blog
Glutenfree recipes - from 
Gluten Free Kosherfoodallergies recipes
           gluten free cholent
           gluten free chocolate chip cookies

Rule of Thumb about Substitutes- (from KFA- kidswith
Whether or not a "safe" version of a recipe can be successfully made often depends on two important factors. First: what is the role of the allergen in the recipe? Second: how many of the recipe's ingredients require substitutions? If the recipe only has 5 ingredients and you need to swap out 4 of them, the end result might bear little resemblance to the original dish. The bottom line: sometimes you can create a "safe" version of a recipe, and sometimes you are better off finding a different recipe altogether.

General Kosher Substitutions from

Wheat Substitution Guide - site is a phenomenal resource for substitutions
Wheat Substitutes -  a great guide from

Useful Websites-
these websites cater to the kosher keeping celiac community - celiac site that caters to the frum community kosher oriented celiac site

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