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Celiac Disease Foundation’s Craig Pinto Receives the Jericho Retirees Association Community Service Award

The Jericho Retirees Association (JRA) made a $1,000 donation to the Celiac Disease Foundation on behalf of Craig Pinto, who was recently inducted into the Jericho High School (NY) Alumni Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was established to highlight the diversified accomplishments of Jericho Alumni. Each year, the JRA selects one organization per induction […]

Gluten-Free Diet May Reduce Psoriatic Disease Severity

On June 20, 2018, the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation published new dietary recommendations for adults with psoriasis in JAMA Dermatology. Based upon strong evidence covered in this systematic review, the board recommends a hypocaloric diet (i.e., consuming fewer calories than are expended) in overweight and obese patients with psoriasis to reduce disease […]

Take Action Now to Protect Nonpartisanship for Nonprofit Organizations

The Johnson Amendment, a provision in federal law that has protected nonprofits from becoming involved in partisan electioneering activities for the past 60+ years, is currently under threat of being substantially weakened or repealed. Maintaining political nonpartisanship is an essential component of all 501(c)(3) organizations. The Celiac Disease Foundation must remain separate from partisan politics […]

Food Knowledge and Psychological State Predict Gluten-Free Diet Adherence

The results of a large cross-sectional study published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics showed that psychological distress and poor knowledge of the gluten-free diet were independent risk factors for inadequate adherence to the gluten-free diet among celiac disease patients. At present, the only available treatment for celiac disease is maintaining a lifelong, gluten-free diet. Consuming […]

Celiac Disease Foundation Signs Letter of Support for Assembly Bill 2252

On Monday, June 18, 2018, the Celiac Disease Foundation joined California nonprofit organizations in signing a letter of support for Assembly Bill 2252. There is currently no centralized state database in California where nonprofits can locate grants for which they may be eligible to apply. This leaves many nonprofits unaware of potential state agency funding […]

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked with Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity

In a new study, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center have found that a significant subset of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome has gastrointestinal symptoms and blood markers associated with non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS). Extreme fatigue that does not improve with rest is the defining symptom of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly known as chronic fatigue […]

CEO Marilyn G. Geller Honored with the Center for Nonprofit Management Inspiring Leader Award

We are pleased to announce that Celiac Disease Foundation CEO, Marilyn G. Geller, received the Center for Nonprofit Management Inspiring Leaders Award on June 14th, for her innovative approach in accelerating diagnosis, treatments, and a cure for celiac disease and non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity. Marilyn was particularly selected for this award because of the progress made […]

Arsenic in Gluten-Containing Vs. Gluten-Free Foods

All plants take up the nutrients they need from soil. When soil is polluted with toxic elements, such as cadmium, lead, arsenic, and mercury, plants take them up because they mistake them for essential nutrients. Long-term exposure to toxic metals can increase our risk of various diseases. Regulatory agencies have set limits for the presence […]

Is it Gluten? What Your Doctor Really Thinks-Sheila Crowe Speaking at the 2018 Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference

Celiac Disease Foundation congratulates Sheila E. Crowe, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACG, AGAF of University of California, San Diego (UCSD), a member of our esteemed Medical Advisory Board, for her service as the 2017-2018 American Gastroenterological Association President. A clinician-scientist and Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine at UCSD, Dr. Crowe is […]