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.
The Celiac Sprue Association/United States of America, Inc., is a national education organization that provides information and referral services for persons with the conditions of nontropical sprue (celiac disease) and dermatitis herpetiformis and for parents of celiac children. CSA/USA, Inc., which is a non-profit corporation, has published a series of low-cost brochures on the gluten-free diet, gluten-free commercial foods and has access to a medical advisory board for specific inquiries and information not available through local community health systems.
CSA publications for print and web site materials are developed through the Publications Board and have had medical review of content by physicians as well as having input from patients and health educators. CSA publications have the review and endorsement of the Patient Education Committee of the American Association of Gastroenterologists.
Contact: Mary Schluckebier, Executive Director
President-elect: Thomas Sullivan
($33/yr - $25 for renewals)
P.O. Box 31700
Omaha, NE 68131-0700
Tel: (402) 558-0600, or (402) 643-4340
Director: Mary Schluckebier
Tel: (402) 558-0600