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.
In volume 334, number 13 of the New England Journal of Medicine was published a follow-up article concerning additional research which seems to contradict their October 19, 1995 (Vol. 333, No. 16) article which stated that pure oats are safe for celiacs. David Branski, M.D., Margot Shine, M.D., and Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem 91031, Israel report their belief that allowing oats in the diet is premature. They sited the short duration of the study and the increased risk of cancer related through small intake of gluten (Holmes et al).
It does appear that the initial study is being continued for an additional five years.