After I was diagnosed with celiac disease, I said yes to food, with great enthusiasm...I vowed to taste everything I could eat, rather than focusing on what I could not ― Shauna James Ahern
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"Unlike other diseases for which there is no cure, like cancer (which often requires surgery, drugs, chemo and radiation therapies), the effects of Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance can be changed simply by what you put into your mouth. How cool is it to know that you posses the power to literally change your health and your life?
It is really pretty simple; eat the poison and undermine your health or don’t eat the poison and improve it. You have a choice to make and if you choose correctly you will get healthier. There are so many things in life that we seem to have no control over, that we feel the effect of but gluten intolerance does not have to be one of them. We can control it. And if you look at the big picture, it is really a pretty easy way to control it.
Having Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance is like being dealt the Queen of Spades in the game of Hearts. At first look it can be viewed as a crappy card to be dealt but if you pay the game well, use the card smartly, you win! So seize that power and start winning the game of health!"
Source: Carol Kicinski, Getting Started – The Right Mind Set, Simply Gluten-Free, October 1, 2010.
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness was formed as a national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization to raise awareness of celiac disease among the general public and the healthcare community, and to facilitate research to better understand the causes, mechanisms, and treatment of celiac disease.
Celiac Disease Foundation
Celiac Disease Foundation informs, assists, and supports people with information about Celiac Disease (CD) and Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH). We distribute reliable, up-to-date materials about the disease and the gluten-free lifestyle to assist individuals with CD/DH and those yet to be diagnosed.
Celiac Disease Info
Do you need lots of information about celiac disease and simple recipes to aid you in getting started on those first VERY scarey days, weeks, and months after diagnosis? Do you need assistance with what to eat on the gluten free & wheat free diet, how to find the correct gluten free ingredients and then to be able to prepare your special gluten free foods? Where do you begin?
Celiac Disease Strikes Some Late In Life
There's been an increase in people with celiac disease '' particularly in the elderly, says a study published online by the Annals of Medicine. The finding surprised researchers, who didn't expect to see a change associated with age.
Celiac Sprue Association
The Celiac Sprue Association/ United States of America, Inc. (CSA/USA, Inc) is a member based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis worldwide through research, education and support.
Celiac Support Association
"Changing the World for Celiacs." To achieve this vision, CSA pursues a mission that dedicates its efforts to helping individuals with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities through research, education and support. Our member-volunteers work locally, regionally and nationally to increase awareness, improve diagnosis and treatment, and help celiacs and gluten sensitive individuals to love living gluten-free!
Are you newly diagnosed with celiac disease? Have questions about adjusting to the gluten-free diet? Check out our complete guide to the gluten-free diet!
Celiac.com was founded in 1995 by Scott Adams, who had a single goal for the site: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed and living a happy, healthy gluten-free life. In that regard the site has proven to be an overwhelming success, and has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and related disorders.
Celiac disease is also referred to as gluten-sensitive enteropathy and celiac sprue and is spelled as celiac disease in UK. It is an autoimmune disorder, which affects the digestive system especially. Celiac disease can occur in any person, irrespective of his/her age.
Core leads the fight against all diseases of the gut, liver and pancreas. One in eight deaths in the UK is linked to these conditions. We work with professionals and patients to support research that saves lives and improves patient outcomes, and we provide evidence-based information that enables people to take control of their condition.
Celiac disease, aka - gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance, or wheat allergy, is thought to be an autoimmune condition. Needless to say it’s a pretty daunting task trying to live gluten free. How do you know what is safe to eat? How do you start the process?
At first glance, the Gluten-free diet appears very restrictive and overwhelming, but there are entire food groups that are naturally gluten-free, including all fruits and vegetables, organic poultry, meat and fish, all nuts and seeds, and eggs.
Gluten Intolerance Group
The mission of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America'' is to provide support to persons with gluten intolerances, including celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and other gluten sensitivities, in order to live healthy lives.
Recognizing Celiac Disease
Recognizing Celiac Disease will help you understand gluten, celiac disease, its symptoms and the nutrient deficiencies that cause them so you can get well and stay healthy!
American Celiac Disease Alliance
In early 2003, an ad hoc group of 15 leaders in the celiac community came together to help persuade Congress to require food labels to include information about allergens.
American College of Gastroenterology
Approximately 1 out of every 100 people may have CD though only 1 out of 10 people with celiac disease may be actually diagnosed and are aware that they have this disease. Some of these patients have mild forms of the disease and may have no symptoms or only mild symptoms. There may be as many as 2-3 million people in the United States and 20 million in the world with CD.
The guide to a hip and healthy gluten-free lifestyle.
Resources, recipes and random thoughts on living gluten-free.
Hi there! My name is Lauren, and I’ve been creating in this space for the past five years. I am a student, lover of light, and gluten-free baker. I’ve been writing Celiac Teen since my fifteenth birthday, and baking since I was three. In the past five years, I’ve opened and explored the world of gluten-free flours. I love their flexibility and the flavour they impart, as each one is unique. I’m currently studying engineering in University, but through this site, you’ll find many glimpses into where my life has led. Through high school, abroad as I learned French in France, and back to Canada where I’m currently studying. You’ll find battles with my array of illnesses and photographs of food and places I’ve found myself.
Crohn's and Colitis Australia
We are an organisation committed to finding a cure while providing support for the care and wellbeing of people living with Crohn's disease and Colitis in our society.
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in everyday products such as medicines, vitamins, and lip balms.
The Savvy Celiac
Welcome to The Savvy Celiac. Where we help smart people become savvy gluten free consumers. Every day news is made regarding celiac disease and its only treatment: a gluten free diet. Whether it is information about gluten free foods, recipes, scientific research, school tips, eating out, or the basics about the disease symptoms that come with having celiac, we talk about and report on it here using reliable sources and key experts to create great content. If you have celiac disease, a non-celiac gluten sensitivity or are eating gluten free for other reasons, our one goal is to empower you with information to live a healthy gluten free life.
If your "celiac gene" test was positive, it doesn't mean you have celiac disease or even that you'll definitely develop the condition at some point. Here's what you need to know about your risks and whether you should adopt a gluten-free diet.
Celiac disease runs in the family. You inherited the tendency to get this disease from your parents. If 1 member of your family has celiac disease, about 1 out of 10 other members of your family is likely to have it. You may have this tendency for a while without getting sick. Then something like severe stress, physical injury, infection, childbirth or surgery can "turn on" your celiac disease.
Lab Tests Online
Lab Tests Online has been designed to help you, as a patient or family caregiver, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. If you are a medical professional, this site can serve as a quick reference tool or as a resource for keeping up with advances in laboratory science.
Celiac disease is a digestive condition triggered by consumption of the protein gluten, which is found in bread, pasta, cookies, pizza crust and many other foods containing wheat, barley or rye. If you have celiac disease and eat foods containing gluten, an immune reaction occurs in your small intestine, causing damage to the surface of your small intestine and an inability to absorb certain nutrients.
In celiac disease, there is an immunological (allergic) reaction within the inner lining of the small intestine to proteins (gluten) that are present in wheat, rye, barley and, to a lesser extent, in oats.
If you have celiac disease and eat foods with gluten, your immune system responds by damaging the small intestine. Gluten is a protein in wheat, rye and barley. It is found mainly in foods but may also be in other products like medicines, vitamins and even the glue on stamps and envelopes.
Birthday cake. Pizza. Chocolate chip cookies. For people with celiac disease, a lifelong disorder of the digestive system, these foods aren't always the treats that most people think they are. Why? Because they usually contain a type of protein called gluten, which causes problems for people with celiac disease.
Coeliac disease (Celiac) is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages from middle infancy onward. Symptoms include chronic diarrhoea, failure to thrive (in children), and fatigue, but these may be absent, and symptoms in other organ systems have been described.