CYE: Celiac Youth of Europe
- By Scott Adams
- Published 04/8/2013
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.
CYE: Celiac Youth of Europe is an umbrella organization for all celiac youth groups in Europe and consists currently out of 17 participating countries. They meet once a year and initiate a project to raise awareness about CD or help improve the life of coeliacs. One of these annual projects was the Bulletin Beat the Wheat.
Beat the Wheat: The Bulletin is a tool for informing coeliacs about various topics. A normal bulletin therefore encompasses articles about travelling, recipes, diagnosis stories, portraits of famous persons with CD, medical curiosities etc. By the way, all the work done considering this project is voluntary. As the Bulletin is constantly developing, they are always looking for participants from all over the world in order to broaden their coverage. So if you would like to submit an article telling readers about life with CD in your region, or you have an interesting story to tell you are more than welcome to do so.
Their site is: http://issuu.com/beatthewheat/docs/btw_bulletin4
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