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Who is Gluten Intolerance Group of North Texas?

  Gluten Intolerance Group of North Texas is a branch of The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America , also known as GIGNA, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our mission is to increase awareness by providing current, accurate, information and education, as well as support to persons with gluten intolerance diseases, such as celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis, their families, health care professionals and the general public in the Greater North Texas area.


  On February 10th, 2003 a Large Multi center Study was published regarding the prevalence of Celiac Disease in At-Risk and Not-At-Risk Groups in the United States.

Click here to view the abstract.




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GIGNT Support Group Meeting and GF 101


Saturday, April 5th
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9:00 AM - 101 Class  (No Cost)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Support Group Meeting
10:00 AM  GF 101 Class

The Hills Church, 6300 NE Loop 820, N. Richland Hills, TX 76180 (for directions and map to the church, click here)

(The bridge across 820 from the Walmart/Samís side (north) to The Hills Church is still closed due to construction. Take Rufe Snow Dr. south to Meadow Lakes Dr. Turn right and follow until you come to the church.)

Click here for a map of the church.   GF 101 Class meets in either room 217 or 218
Support Group Meeting is in room 214/216



GIG of North Texas would like to welcome you to our April 5 meeting where we will be honored to present Dr. Doug Fishman.

Dr. Fishman is the Director of GI Endoscopy and Therapeutic Endoscopy and runs the Celiac Disease Program at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.  He received his medical degree from Tel Aviv University Sackler and has been in practice for 10 years He also is the medical director of the Pancreaticobiliary Program (PBP) and is a charter member of the INSPPIRE group, an international consortium funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study recurrent and chronic pancreatitis.

Dr. Fishman works on the PEDS-CORI project a national database to improve quality in pediatric endoscopy. He is also a co-investigator in the areas of celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver transplant.  

Dr. Fishman is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics of Baylor College of Medicine.  He was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2002 and has been gluten-free ever since! You can follow him on Twitter @celiacuniverse or his blog at

We ask that when we have speakers, that no children under the age of 10 attend so we respect Dr  Fishmanís time.  There will be a Q&A session after his talk.  We will ask that your questions be written on index cards before the talk and heíll answer as many as he can afterwards.




Gluten Free 101 Class

If you are newly diagnosed with any condition that needs to follow a gluten-free diet, we highly recommend coming to our monthly class 'Gluten Free 101 - An introduction to Living Gluten Free'. This class meets across the hall from our regular monthly meetings and will give you a good foundation. The class starts at 10:00 am and ends around noon. Snacks and water will be served. A re-source table is available afterward where you can preview many books and other items to help you on your journey. This class is free, but registration is required. Registration is open to patients, family members, and medical professionals. To register, send an email to