You can substitute 1 cup of wheat flour for the following:

  • 3/4 cup of plain cornmeal (coarse grind)
  • 1 cup of plain cornmeal (fine grind)
  • 5/8 cup potato flour
  • 3/4 cup rice flour

Note: When using substitute starches and flours, you may find the recipe turns out best if you bake the food longer and at a lower temperature.
A gluten free diet should only be started after consulting with your medical doctor.

The Good News: Don’t be discouraged if you do not see immediate improvement in your symptoms once you switch to a gluten free diet. It can take up to two years for the existing damage to the intestinal villi to repair itself. During this time, the IgA autoantibody levels will decrease. In some cases, the amount of antibodies will often become undetectable a few weeks after a change in the diet or within six months.
CELIACSURE™ is a good tool for monitoring the effect of a gluten free diet. A successful gluten free diet in a Celiac patient will result in a negative CELIACSURE™ result because the auto antibody levels will decrease beyond a detectable amount.

Note: Health Canada released its position on Oats in a celiac diet. For more information, see the Health Canada website.

The average timeframe for diagnosis of Celiac disease in Canada is 10 years. Because the symptoms can range from mild to severe and there is no definitive symptom (other than Dermatitis Hepitaformis), Celiac disease can often be overlooked. Once considered, Celiac blood tests are taken which can take up to 3 weeks for results and may provide a reasonable diagnosis.

To avoid this long wait, CELIACSURE™ can provide immediate results in the convenience of your own home.