On a daily basis, Jess Madden experiences two sides of medicine. As a neonatologist with celiac disease, she has the dual identity of being both a doctor and a patient. At work, she cares for the smallest and newest patients. In her personal life she becomes the patient as she manages celiac disease, an experience […]
As we reflect on this past year, we want to thank you for your generous support, which has enabled us to achieve important advances in each of our key mission areas. CDF launched an Online Advocacy Program in order to encourage the public to bring celiac disease to the forefront of the nation’s healthcare agenda. We also unveiled a series of online tools, including a Symptoms & Conditions Checklist, a Healthcare Practitioner Directory, and a 7 Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease. Additionally, CDF provided a comprehensive didactic seminar at the National Education Conference this past June when Medical Directors from Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Quest Diagnostics, and LabCorp joined together for a biopharma panel to present information about advances in the screening and treatment of celiac disease.
In the battle of physician versus maladaptive protein, physician perseveres and recharges through pursuits befitting his Italian heritage. Gluten-Free by the Numbers In 1996 gluten-free foods were a $100 million business. In 2012, gluten-free foods grew to a $4.2 billion industry. 27 million people consume gluten-free foods to lose weight. 9 million go gluten-free because of Gastro-intestinal symptoms. 7 million claim going gluten-free helps clear their headaches and foggy mind. […]
Snyder’s of Hanover Donates Portion of Sales to Support Celiac Disease Foundation Hanover, PA – Snyder’s of Hanover continues to support gluten-free living by partnering with Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) for the months of October and November. From October 1st – November 30th, Snyder’s of Hanover will donate $.05 from every specially marked bag of […]
The trouble for Daniel Tully, then 12 and an excellent student and athlete in Brooklyn, began 20 months ago, when he developed what seemed like a virus that kept recurring, each time sending him to bed and keeping him from school for a week. In January, he came down with an intestinal bug from which […]
Freshology underscores its support for gluten intolerant customers with their CDF sponsorship and new gluten-free meal plan Freshology, a Los Angeles based meal delivery service for health–aware consumers, has become the newest official sponsor of Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF). After the recent launch of their gluten-free meal program, a formalized relationship with CDF was the natural […]
The Celiac Disease Foundation Medical Advisory Board, together with the National Board of Directors submitted a letter to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force supporting the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD) comments on the Task Force’s draft research plan for screening for celiac disease. Among other comments, the NASSCD encouraged the USPSTF to focus on high risk individuals (those who are symptomatic, have associated diseases or a family history) in their research.
Celiac Disease Foundation gratefully acknowledges The Almond Board of California for their support of the celiac and gluten-sensitive community, and for providing the following: If you’re reading this article, you most likely know someone – a child, close friend or other family member—with celiac disease, or perhaps have been diagnosed yourself. You also likely understand […]
By Maureen Mackey, The Fiscal Times August 6, 2014 What Happened. The Food and Drug Administration created a new standard for gluten-free food labeling. Any packaged food that is labeled “gluten free” must now contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten, the protein that occurs naturally in wheat, rye, barley and their […]
Affecting 1% of the population, celiac disease is one of the world’s most prevalent genetic autoimmune conditions. In the United States, celiac disease is also one of the least diagnosed, with an estimated 2.5 million children and adults continuing to suffer needlessly. Long-term health complications of undiagnosed celiac disease include cancers, coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, […]