In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 13:41:02 -0500
Subject: Great site!
As a newly diagnosed G.I. patient, I am in dire need of information. Your website is a gift. Thank you so much for creating it. I hope that Ill be able to eat in restaurants one day..... they seem to be few and far between in my neck of the woods. Take care and all the best to you.
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Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 08:33:44 -0400
You are wonderful and so helpful in a time that can be so stressful! I have passed you on to so many who love you also. Keep up the good work and God bless you!
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 15:15:12 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Site
BTW, already finding a wealth of information including the link to the EnteroLabs site.. already ordered the cheek swab test for my daughter. Much cheaper than the 325/test my husband and I paid to find out who had the gene (my 5 year old son was diagnosed in March 2006). Thank goodness for you and the Gluten Free Mall!!!
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 01:37:00 EDT
Subject: Re: Enquiry from Gluten-Free Mall
You and your team have been so nice, understanding, and informative that
I do not have enough word to express how much you all mean to me. The
message board is a great help when I am really feeling down because I
come up negative on all the tests, but put wheat in my diet and I am violently
I appreciate you taking the time to respond to me.
Karen McCain Mish