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Marilyn’s Message October 2016

Marilyn Geller

This month, Celiac Disease Foundation launched the Pediatric and Adult Celiac Disease Follow-up Checklists. Based upon recommendations from the world’s leading medical experts, the Follow-Up Checklists specify best practices in post-diagnosis celiac disease management to assure optimal patient care.

Best Practices in Pediatric Celiac Disease Management


A team of pediatric medical experts convened at the Children’s National Health Center in Washington, D.C. in January 2013 with a single, ambitious goal – to cull from over 40 years of publications and studies relating to celiac disease in children, a list of best practices for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of this potentially […]

Marilyn’s Message August 2016

Marilyn Geller

If you are a parent, you know how challenging the entire back-to-school process can be. Now, imagine that your child has celiac disease or non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS). Currently, parents are confronting the reality of sending their gluten-free children back to school, and I know from experience just how intimidating and frustrating it can be. Our first […]

Finding A Cure For Celiac Disease

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To cure celiac disease we must fundamentally shift how celiac disease research is conceptualized and conducted. Why? Because the current research paradigm for celiac disease, one that has existed for four decades, has not delivered a cure. Not only has it not delivered a cure, celiac disease research has produced only a single approved treatment […]

Marilyn’s Message June 2016

Marilyn Geller

Having a child diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune disease can be very scary. When Gabbi Saft was diagnosed with celiac disease, her parents, Warren and Amber, turned to the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) to begin researching the challenges that she would face. What they learned was that every time she had a school lunch, went […]

The Truth About Gluten-Free Diets


In this Los Angeles Times Op-Ed, Dr. Peter Green and Rory Jones, authors of “Gluten Exposed: The Science Behind the Hype” and CDF 2016 National Conference Key Note speakers, describe the serious health risks incurred by those following a gluten-free diet for non-medical reasons. “We bake our own pastry, gluten is now Satan” reads a knowing […]