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9 Things You Should Know Before Going Gluten-Free

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Sarah Klein of the Huffington Post with the help of Dr. Sheila Crowe, a member of Celiac Disease Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board laid out nine tips on starting a gluten-free diet. More people than ever are buying, cooking and eating gluten-free foods — not that they all require the diet. Gluten-free living appeals to about 30 percent of American adults — but seems to still be widely misunderstood.

Dr. Alessio Fasano Speaks Out About Celebrity Gluten-Bashing, Celiac Disease Research

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The lowdown on celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and celebrity wheat-bashing: In conversation with Dr Alessio Fasano Dr. Fasano, a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Celiac Disease Foundation as well as a keynote speaker for the CDF’s National Conference and Gluten-Free EXPO, is the director of the Center for Celiac Research as well […]

WGO Global Guidelines on Celiac Disease

Key Diagnostic Findings Include: Histopathologic changes in an intestinal biopsy, characterized by crypt hyperplasia, intraepithelial lymphocytosis, and destruction of the surface epithelial lining Evidence that the small bowel enteropathy is dependent on gluten shown by positive CD-specific antibodies and/or clinical and/or histologic improvement in response to a gluten-free diet Serological Tests Can: Confirm CD in […]

10 Fast Facts About the FDA Gluten-Free Labeling Rule

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On August 2, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its long-awaited gluten-free food labeling rule. According to the rule, when a manufacturer chooses to put “gluten-free” on food packaging, the item must comply with the new FDA definition of the term – less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten. Manufacturers are […]

Gluten-Free Aid for Oklahoma

Those in the celiac and gluten-free community rallied together after the devastating Oklahoma tornadoes to provide much-needed food donations. Most emergency response systems do not prepare gluten-free provisions for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Instead, local individuals have organized gluten-free food donations stored and distributed at centralized locations in Oklahoma City. Please remember […]

Celiac Teen in the News

Last May, Max Renke, a 15 year old celiac and celiac advocate, met with New Hampshire’s Governor Lynch to discuss raising awareness of celiac disease along with education about the disease and the gluten-free diet. The topics of discussion included providing gluten-free school lunches as well as establishing May as New Hampshire Celiac Disease Awareness […]

CDF at DDNC

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Three weeks ago Celiac Disease Foundation CEO Marilyn Geller attended the Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) Public Policy Forum in Washington DC. Marilyn joined celiac execs Alice Bast of NFCA, and Mary Schluckebier of CSA, to lobby congressional leaders to support funding for the National Institutes of Health at a level of $32 billion and […]