I stick to books specifically about celiac disease and less about how gluten causes folks to be overweight, stupid and evil.
The Autoimmune Epidemic: Bodies Gone Haywire in a World Out of Balance–and the Cutting-Edge Science that Promises Hope by Donna Jackson Nakazawa (Author), Douglas Kerr (Foreword)
Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic by Peter H. Green, M.D. and Rory Jones
Mayo Clinic Going Gluten Free by Joseph A. Murray, MD
Celiac and the Beast: A Love Story between a Gluten-free Girl, her Genes, and a Broken Digestive Tract by Erica Dermer (Note: I appreciate Erica’s blatant prose, but not everyone will.)
Jennifer’s Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease–What Doctors Don’t Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again by Jennifer Esposito
Conferences, Conventions & Expos
Conferences, Conventions & Expos are all great opportunities to learn from healthcare experts and also to connect with others with celiac disease. Many nonprofit organizations, listed below, host national and state conferences and/or symposiums. Of course, they can take time and money; look for one close by or tie into a business trip or a family gathering. Companies with products, such as gluten-free food, come to educate attendees about their products in an exhibition hall. Always pack light as you’ll receive lots of giveaways.
A good list of upcoming events: http://www.celiaccentral.org/community/Upcoming-Events/78/
Celiac Disease Foundation Conference: http://www.celiac.org/get-involved/conference-expo/gluten-free-expo/
Celiac Disease Foundation: https://www.celiac.org
Celiac Disease Resource Center: http://www.celiacdisease.org
Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG): https://www.gluten.net
Beyond Celiac: https://www.beyondceliac.org
Some of these magazines can be found at grocery stores and bookstores.
Allergic Living: http://www.allergicliving.com
Journal of Gluten Sensitivity: http://www.celiac.com/store/journal-gluten-sensitivity-c-47.html
Living Without’s Gluten-Free and More: http://www.glutenfreeandmore.com
Simply Gluten-Free: http://www.simplygluten-free.com
Gluten-Free Food (Where to Find)
Conventions and Expos (which you just read about)
Gluten-Free Food Fairs at grocery stores, such as Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, Trader Joe’s
Gluten-Free Buyers Guide by Josh Schieffer, updated yearly: http://www.glutenfreebuyersguide.com
Some grocery stores have printouts of gluten-free products the store carries; ask customer service
If you can’t find any information online, ask local gastrointestinal medical offices and nutritionists.
Celiac Disease Foundation: https://www.celiac.org/chapters
Celiac Support Association: https://www.csaceliacs.org
Online Support Groups
Go to your favorite social network–Google+, Facebook–and run a search. Type in “Celiac Disease Support.” Consider the size of the group. For instance, Celiac Disease Support Group on Facebook has over 7,000 members. You may want to define a group you join by size, location, age (adults-only or families). Be wary of groups for gluten-free dieters who don’t have gluten sensitivity or celiac.
Summits and Webinars
Online summits are typically free for the first week of release and then the organizer will sell tapes. I have participated in several–both as a participant and as a speaker. I find them beneficial, especially when medical professionals participate.
Some organizations, such as NFCA, offer free webinars on various topics. They are often archived so you can watch at your convenience. I recommend http://www.celiaccentral.org/community/Free-Webinars/110/
The following websites regularly update their lists of bloggers.
Freedible : http://www.freedible.com
Gluten-Free Global Community: http://www.simplygluten-free.com/gluten-free-global-community
Beyond Celiac: http://www.beyondceliac.org/bloggers/