Marilyn’s Message February 2017

Marilyn Geller

Celiac disease research is desperately underfunded. The primary reason that celiac disease research has historically been underfunded relative to other diseases with similar population prevalence and impact is the assumption that lifetime adherence to a strict, gluten-free diet effectively manages the disease. We know now that this assumption is definitely not true for many in our community… and may not […]

Celiac Disease Foundation Urges You to Contact Your Representatives About Preserving Critical Affordable Care Act Patient Protections

Celiac Disease Foundation has launched a new Legislative Action Center to empower you, your family, and your friends to quickly and easily contact your elected Representatives about issues of concern to the celiac disease and non-celiac wheat/gluten sensitive community. We are urging you to use the Legislative Action Center right now to demand that your […]

Marilyn’s Message January 2017

Marilyn Geller

Elaine Monarch founded Celiac Disease Foundation to give voice to the millions of celiac disease sufferers who were being systematically ignored by doctors, medical researchers, and our government.  A major part of our work over the last 30 years has been advocacy, including a successful campaign to secure gluten-free labeling regulations. Today, I am writing to […]

James J. Watson Elected Board Chair of Celiac Disease Foundation

Los Angeles, CA (January 20, 2017) – Celiac Disease Foundation, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization for celiac disease, announces the appointment of two officers to its Board of Directors. The new appointments are Chair James J. Watson of Park West Asset Management LLC and Treasurer Christopher J. Holland of AXIS Re US. The Foundation also […]

Gluten-Free Diet Does Not Heal Intestinal Damage in 20% of Children With Celiac Disease

A study published November 3, 2016 in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, found that nearly 20% of children with celiac disease continued to show intestinal damage, despite adhering to a gluten-free diet for one year or more. The study, conducted by researchers at the Celiac Research Program at Harvard Medical School, sought to assess the accuracy […]