Why Celiac Town


Celiac Town is a place for anyone affected by gluten to find comfort, information and a sense of community.

Whether you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease, a gluten or wheat allergy, non celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity, or are trying to remove gluten from your life, Celiac Town can help provide resources to guide you to a gluten free life.

If you are the loved one of someone who has to live gluten free, you are welcome here.

Here at Celiac Town we believe it takes the whole town to stay gluten free. Doing it alone can be isolating and frustrating, so we want to help you find a good support system. Family, friends, and loved ones, are so important in our lives and it’s no different when it comes to living gluten free.


About Me

Welcome to my website dedicated to celiac disease, a condition that I personally understand and live with.

My name is Christina Beutler. I started my career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), which made it clear that I have a passion for health and medicine. That experience led me to attend nursing school and I’m currently an Registered Nurse (RN), licensed with the California Board of Registered Nursing.

I started my nursing career in the Intensive Care Unit of a local hospital with the hope of making a difference in people’s lives through education and healthcare.

However, my life took an unexpected turn at age 27. While working night shifts in the ICU, I was diagnosed with Stage IIIC Colorectal Cancer. It was completely unexpected and began a time filled with endless doctors’ visits, a lot of emotions, and a daily fight against cancer.

Thanks to the support of loved ones and excellent medical care, I was able to beat cancer. I was able to endure the chemotherapy, radiation treatments and three surgeries and come out of it cancer free. Despite this victory, my health didn’t improve as expected. Instead, I experiences debilitating fatigue and many other issues, with no apparent cause.

For seven years, I experienced a level of exhaustion that medicine had no answer for. It was a difficult journey, marked by many doctor visits, tests, disappointment and even desperation. Ultimately it was an endoscopy that led to my celiac disease diagnosis. Suddenly, I had hope again. Go here if you want more details on my story.

This diagnosis was a turning point for me. It was a relief to know that my diet (which I could control) was the key to regaining my health and energy back. It inspired me to learn more about celiac disease and to figure out how I could manage it effectively.

That’s why I created this website – to share the knowledge I’ve gained, and to offer  hope to those who are going through what I went through. It’s my way of turning a personal struggle into a source of support for others. I hope this site will serve as a resource for those living with celiac disease and for those who want to support someone with celiac disease.

Please feel free to explore the resources available, and try to surround yourself with people who can be empathetic and supportive.

Remember, we’re all in this journey together, and together, we can all thrive.


This diagnosis places a great deal of stress on you, your family, roommates and romantic partner’s. Celiac disease has been shown to have a higher burden of treatment for those diagnosed than many other diseases.  I hope to make finding accurate information a bit easier, and to help lessen that burden.


Research suggests that quality information about celiac disease helps improve symptoms and that good support increases dietary adherence.

I want to give you good information and provide a sense of community while helping you establish your own Celiac Town.

-Christina Beutler, R.N.


  • Please note that I am not a doctor and the information here should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare professional regarding your nutrition, health and recommendations for following a gluten-free diet. Every Celiac experiences this disease differently so make sure you do what’s best for your own personal health.
  • You will find many dedicated gluten free restaurants here because I believe it’s the safest way to eat out as a person with celiac disease. Please remember that restaurants and eating establishments may change their policies at any time, so always do your research!


Right Way Every Way

Test Results

Celiac Test Results This page is for my gluten/celiac only related test results. I will update my other health related topics in blog posts.   After about 1 year on a STRICT gluten free diet my symptoms have not improved. Doctor ordered the celiac antibody blood tests and my results were Negative on all testsRead More...

The Town

I will often talk about celiac disease, but anyone struggling with gluten is welcome. Celiac Town recognizes the seriousness of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) and other gluten intolerances. Who is The Town The town is made up of anyone and anything that’s part of your network of support. Some members of my town are myRead More...
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My Story

My story is both unusual and typical for a modern day celiac. How my celiac disease was triggered is unusual but the time it took for diagnosis is unfortunately all too common. About Me I was 27 years old and working as an R.N. in the Intensive Care Unit when I was diagnosed with StageRead More...