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9/1/2017

NASSCD Confirms Use of Low-Gluten Host for Catholic Mass

“A June 15 directive by the Vatican regarding the use of gluten-free communion hosts¹ has received considerable attention in the media. For example, a July 10 article in the New York Times was titled “Vatican Refuses to Go Gluten-Free at Communion.” The news coverage has generated some concern in the celiac disease community. It should…

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5/4/2017

Gluten-Free Food Banks – A Community Effort

In recent years, the gluten-free diet has become more of a fad than a medical necessity. Gluten-free products and bakeries are popping up across the country, and approximately one third of the U.S. population is trying to cut down on gluten consumption. But the fact that the gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac…

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2/17/2016

Ted Cruz Says NO Gluten-Free Meals

At a rally yesterday in South Carolina, Senator and presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, said in a speech about supporting the U.S. military, “That’s why the last thing any commander should need to worry about is the grades he is getting from some plush-bottomed Pentagon bureaucrat for political correctness or social experiments – or providing gluten-free MREs.”…

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12/21/2015

Celiac Disease Foundation Featured in USA Today

Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) was featured in a recent article in MediaplanetUSA’s Digestive Wellness campaign, distributed within the centerfold of USA Today on December 18, 2015. This campaign showcases the stigma surrounding digestive disorders and why many individuals experiencing symptoms do not seek help from a gastroenterologist. In addition to educating readers on the different…

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7/30/2015

Celiac Disease Foundation Featured in Time Magazine

Celiac Disease Foundation thanks Time Magazine for referencing celiac.org in their recent article titled, "6 Facts About Gluten That You're Probably Getting Wrong." Celiac Disease Foundation works tirelessly year-round to educate the public about celiac disease. Raising awareness about celiac disease has been a fundamental part of CDF's mission since we were founded 25 years ago.

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4/29/2015

As Celiac and Gluten Sensitivities Gain Prominence, Drug Companies Race to Find Treatments

On behalf of our patient community, CDF has either directly invested or fought to secure investments in diagnostics, research, and treatment for celiac disease. We have always known that this was a serious disease with broad and often devastating impacts if left undiagnosed and/or untreated. Our 25 years of hard work continues to yield returns. This is from a NY Times article published on April 29, 2015, "Pharmaceutical companies are racing to develop the first drugs for celiac disease, which researchers say is much more common than previously thought."

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1/22/2015

Why We Should Listen to Joy Behar

I will spare you my righteous indignation (I did not, however, spare my spouse who got an earful yesterday morning). You and I both know that the comedian, Joy Behar, is a TV personality who gets paid by offending any and all. In case you missed her outrageous comments on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Show yesterday…

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12/17/2014

New FDA gluten rule stirs debate

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.…

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12/8/2014

Celiac Disease and the Unforeseen Path to Discovery

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…

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