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.
TI- The Contribution of Some Constitutional Factors (Genetic)
to the Development of Cows Milk and Gluten Intolerance in Children.
AU- Kaczmarski M; Kurzatkowska B
CS- Department of Childrens Infectious Diseases, Medical Academy in BiaLystok, Poland.
JN- Rocz Akad Med Bialymst; 33-34 p167-76
PY- 89 1988
AB- The role of genetic factors in the development of cows milk and gluten intolerance among hospitalized children was the subject of analysis made by the authors. The patients were hospitalized at the Clinic of Infectious Diseases of Children during 1973-1982. The first group consisted of 45 children whose ages ranged from 5 months to 5 years (gluten intolerance group), and the second group consisted of 50 children whose ages ranged from 2 months to 5 years (cows milk intolerance group). The study found that symptoms of the trait appeared in 34% of the family members of the children with milk intolerance, and 4.4% of the family members of the children with gluten intolerance. Coeliac disease was observed in 13.3% of the family members of the gluten intolerance group, and 10.8% psychic and/or diabetes disease was found in the same group. The data suggests that the illnesses discussed occur more frequently in members of the same family compared to control groups. This finding can speak for the participation of genetic factors in the development of these types of intolerance among family members.
Study: Factors of Cows Milk and Gluten Intolerance*
|Symptom Group||Family Members w/ Same Symptoms||Family Members w/ Psychic and/or Diabetes Disease||Family Members w/ Celiac Disease|
|45 Children w/ Gluten Intolerance||4.4%||10.8%||13.3%|
|50 Children w/ Cows Milk Intolerance||34%||N/A||N/A|