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Celiac Disease Foundation Launches its First Strategic Plan (2015-2018)

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On January 1, 2015 Celiac Disease Foundation launched its first Strategic Plan for the Years 2015-2018. Adopted unanimously by the CDF Board of Directors in December 2014, the Strategic Plan sets out the vision, mission and strategic priorities of the Foundation, building on the core operating values and assumptions underlying the Foundation’s approach to its mission. Executive Service Corps of […]

CDF 2014 Year in Review

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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. […]

Celiac Disease: By The Numbers

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Not long ago, the gluten-free lifestyle was reserved for people with celiac disease — a genetic autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of gluten causes severe intestinal damage — who were forced to give up their favorite dishes and settle for strange, unappetizing foods. There are numerous reasons a person might choose to eat gluten-free, […]

Can Service Dogs Help Sniff Out Gluten?

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BY AMY SINATRA AYRES | DECEMBER 8, 2014 You can’t enter a grocery store or restaurant these days without noticing the booming popularity of gluten-free foods. What started as a medical necessity for some has flourished into the newest diet trend — and we bet you know someone who’s gone gluten free. Gluten is the protein in […]

New FDA gluten rule stirs debate

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With recent national awareness of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, the food industry is introducing gluten-free items to us at breakneck speed. But how gluten-free are they? Trying to decipher their labels at the grocery store takes time. Early on, I gathered that although something is labeled “wheat free,” it does not make it gluten-free. […]

The World’s Leading Expert on Gluten-Related Disorders, Dr. Alessio Fasano, Sets the Record Straight in His Definitive New Book

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The founder and director of the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital provides a clear, concise roadmap for understanding why gluten does what it does and what can be done about it. This article was originally distributed via 24-7 Press Release Newswire. 24-7 Press Release Newswire, WorldNow and this Site make no warranties […]

Amazon Joins With Celiac Disease Foundation to Expand Gluten-Free Community Outreach

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Amazon is now a proud sponsor of Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to driving diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease through advocacy, education, and advancing research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by gluten-related disorders.   Celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of […]

Celiac Disease and the Unforeseen Path to Discovery

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By Ellen Barlow Mass General Hospital’s Alessio Fasano, MD, has transformed conventional thinking about autoimmune diseases. Alessio Fasano, MD, is everywhere these days. The renowned head of the MGH Center for Celiac Research and Treatment has been in the news clarifying misconceptions about the gluten-free diet, at seminars demonstrating with finesse how to cook a […]

Caryn Tells Her Celiac Disease Story- Gift of Hope

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    All of a sudden, they seem to be everywhere:  gluten-free options in grocery stores, restaurants, coffee bars, and even at the ballpark.  Please, don’t get me wrong…all of this is great.  What isn’t penetrating America’s consciousness, however, is the life-threatening implications of our ongoing failure to quickly and correctly diagnose and treat celiac […]