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.
ABCs 20/20 - August 6, 1999 (Friday night). One of the presentations was "A Good Doctor," which covered celiac disease.
July 28, 1999 - There was a stor about celiac disease on the NYC WNBC TV evening news.
U.S. News & World Report - July 26, 1999 issue had an article titled, "The curse of Frankenfood," which discussed food allergies and celiac disease.
7/21/99 - Channel 7 in Chicago (an ABC affiliate) aired a 2 ½ minute segment on celiac disease and the magazine Sullys Living Without during the 10pm news.