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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 […]

Become a Celiac Disease Patient Advocate


Are you living with celiac disease or caring for someone with celiac disease? Do you want to help design and evaluate celiac disease research? Then we need you! Celiac Disease Foundation is proud to introduce our live and self-serve Patient Advocacy Program, which was launched at our National Conference on April 30, 2016. Researchers are […]

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 […]

Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity is Official


Researchers have confirmed physical evidence of immune system activation and intestinal damage when wheat is consumed by some individuals without celiac disease and wheat allergy.  For decades, but more so in recent years as awareness of celiac disease and the gluten-free diet has grown, patients have presented with severe abdominal issues, neurological complications, and other symptoms […]

To Gluten-Free Diet or Not to Gluten-Free Diet?


There is no question that the popularity of “going gluten-free” has risen sharply in recent years. The question is, does a gluten-free diet (GFD) pose a true benefit to those without a diagnosis of celiac disease, or is it doing more harm than good? Norelle Reilly, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist at Columbia University, recently sought to […]

Abnormal Biopsy Alone Does Not Diagnose Celiac Disease


In her recent article in the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center newsletter, “Impact,” Dr. Carol Semrad seeks to clarify the important steps needed to accurately diagnose celiac disease. Traditionally, celiac disease has been diagnosed by duodenal (small bowel) biopsy, however, there are a number of different ailments and conditions that can lead to small […]

FDA Issues Strong Warning Regarding Loperamide (Imodium) Use


It is common for those with celiac disease to turn to over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription loperamide (brand name: Imodium) for short-term treatment of diarrhea. The FDA has recently issued a warning that overuse of this medication can lead to serious cardiac issues, and even death. Users of loperamide are encouraged to adhere to recommended dosages […]