As we reflect on this past year, we want to thank you for your generous support, which has enabled us to achieve important advances in each of our key mission areas. CDF launched an Online Advocacy Program in order to encourage the public to bring celiac disease to the forefront of the nation’s healthcare agenda. […]
Accelerating diagnosis, treatments, and a cure for celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity through research, education, and advocacy.
Not long ago, the gluten-free lifestyle was reserved for people with celiac disease — a genetic autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of gluten causes severe intestinal damage — who were forced to give up their favorite dishes and settle for strange, unappetizing foods. There are numerous reasons a person might choose to eat gluten-free, […]
Amazon is now a proud sponsor of Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to driving diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease through advocacy, education, and advancing research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by gluten-related disorders. Celiac disease, a genetic autoimmune disorder in which the ingestion of […]
Celiac Disease (CD), a genetic condition affecting 1% of the population, is somewhat unique among autoimmune conditions in that it has an effective treatment in the gluten-free diet. However, the diet can be difficult to follow; a significant proportion of CD patients do not respond to the diet with the expected intestinal healing, typically due […]
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 […]
All of a sudden, they seem to be everywhere: gluten-free options in grocery stores, restaurants, coffee bars, and even at the ballpark. Please, don’t get me wrong…all of this is great. What isn’t penetrating America’s consciousness, however, is the life-threatening implications of our ongoing failure to quickly and correctly diagnose and treat celiac […]