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 study involves 2 two-week stages, separated by one
month off. The first stage will occur during the first two weeks in December.
The second stage will occur during late January 2004. Participants in
this study will be randomized to consume an Orange Juice Mixture containing
gluten daily for 14 days during one stage, and an Orange Juice Mixture
containing gluten pre-treated with the PEP daily for 14 days during the
other stage. Participants will record symptoms daily during each stage,
and will have laboratory tests measured before and after each stage. Participants
will undergo a screening physical exam at the beginning, and brief follow-up
exams after each stage at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Participants in the Gluten Detoxification Trial must meet all of the following criteria:
Pre-registration is required to participate in the study. If you can participate, please contact the Celiac Sprue Research Foundation at the above address or e-mail address and request a registration packet/consent.
Please call either Dr. Gail Pyle at (408) 655-0384 or Dr. Gary Gray at (650) 327-1144 if you have any questions.