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. In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore!, and I am the co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
Celiac.com 02/09/2006 – After a review of the medical
literature, researchers have concluded that many cases of schizophrenia
are related to celiac disease or gluten intolerance, and can be successfully
treated using a gluten-free diet. Like celiac disease, schizophrenia affects
approximately 1% of the population. It is considered one of the top 10
causes of disability worldwide. In many studies the researchers found
that in a subset of patients a drastic reduction or total elimination
of schizophrenic symptoms occurred after they were treated with a strict
gluten-free diet. Based on this the researchers believe that a gluten-free
diet may serve as a "safe and economical alternative for the reduction
of symptoms in a subset of patients." They conclude: "Large-scale
epidemiological studies and clinical trials are needed to confirm the
association between gluten and schizophrenia, and address the underlying
mechanisms by which this association occurs."