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Fighting celiac disease a way of life

Illness now easier to diagnose

More gluten free products and more people getting diagnosed for celiac disease. Sherry Lynn Birch opened her bakery/cafe in 2007, shortly after getting diagnosed for celiac herself and having a difficult time finding food to eat at restaurants and stores. Here she poses in her shop called Sherry Lynn's Gluten Free located on Troy-Schenectady Rd.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
More gluten free products and more people getting diagnosed for celiac disease. Sherry Lynn Birch opened her bakery/cafe in 2007, shortly after getting diagnosed for celiac herself and having a difficult time finding food to eat at restaurants and stores. Here she poses in her shop called Sherry Lynn's Gluten Free located on Troy-Schenectady Rd.
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When Sherry Lynn’s Gluten Free, a restaurant and grocery store that serves and sells only gluten-free food and beverages, first opened in 2007, owner Sherry Lynn Birch wasn’t sure what to expect. “I wondered whether people would come,” Birch said. “I said, ‘Let’s give it a go and see what happens.’ ” To her surprise, business was strong, and in 2009, Sherry Lynn’s moved from rural Rensselaer County to her current location on Troy-Schenectady Road in ...


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