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.
Celiac.com 12/31/2002 - Long time celiac and intestinal disease researcher Kenneth Fine, M.D. brought the benefits of his research discoveries, and his medical experience and knowledge to the public through the Internet at www.finerhealth.com, www.enterolab.com, and through a nationwide commitment to lecturing celiac support groups at no charge. Now Dr. Fine has found a new way to serve gluten sensitive individuals and their support organizations: through music!
Dr. Fine has been a singer-songwriter/guitar player for many years and recently recorded 25 of his original songs in a recording studio with professional studio musicians. These songs are now available on two CDs. After much thought and prayer about how to incorporate more music into his life and how to share it with the public, Dr. Fine has decided to let his musical creativity join his medical professional mission in the sense of working to serve the public. Therefore, he has decided to donate all proceeds from music celiac disease sales to support the not-for-profit public health organization he started in 2000, The Intestinal Health Institute (http://www.intestinalhealth.org), and to support other service organizations as well. The first public service organization he has chosen to support is Americas Gluten Sensitivity support organizations and their local support groups. "My life is fully committed to public service, and I want as many people as possible to enjoy the wonderful health that I, and hopefully you, have experienced since adopting a gluten-free and health-oriented lifestyle. I believe that happiness through music (or by any means) is an important part of health," says Dr. Fine.
Dr. Fine is offering his music CDs to local celiac support groups to sell as a fund raiser. He also plans musical performances as benefit shows with other music recording artists, and is putting together a group of professional musicians willing to work in a spiritual light to share their musical gifts with the world for a healthy cause. Although Dr. Fine will be bringing his musical hobby to the public in this way, his professional health work, i.e., heading the Intestinal Health Institute and EnteroLab laboratory, public speaking, answering the publics email inquiries, helping people individually by phone, and doing medical research and scientific publishing, will continue unabated. About the name he has chosen to use for his music, Dr. Fine offered this; "To ensure that my desire to share my music with the public does not interfere with my ability to carry out my public health mission, I have opted to use my biblical name, Jude, for my musical last name." Thus, you can peruse his musical web site, read the stories behind his lyrics, and hear song clips at http://www.kennyjude.com