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    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 founded 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.

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    Scott Adams
    The Finnish Coeliac Society/Suomen Keliakialiitto ry
    Hammareninkatu 7
    SF-33100 Tampere,
    Phone:+358 3 2541 300
    Fax:+358 3 2541 350
    E-mail: info@keliakialiitto.fi
    Internet: www.keliakialiitto.fi

    Group: Hameen Keliakiayhdistys ry
    Contact: Pj. Jorma Taipalus
    Janiksenpoiku 32
    13600 Hameenlinna
    Tel: (03) 616 1232
    Siht. Erja Kangasvuori
    Liisanaro 3
    13210 Hameenlinna
    Tel: (03) 674 8979
    Group: Imatran Seudun Keliakiayhdistys ry
    Contact: Pj. Helena Hallikainen
    Pajarintie 95
    56730 Laikko
    Tel: (05) 75 765
    Siht. Eila Lintunen
    Irmankatu 3
    55120 Imatra
    Tel: (05) 4322 550
    Group: Pohjois - Karjalan Keliakiayhdistys ry
    Contact: Pj. Erkki Vallius
    Penttilankatu 1 B 9
    80220 Joensuu
    Tel: (013) 137 905
    Siht. Mauno Koljonen
    Ylasatamakatu 30 A 2
    80100 Joensuu
    Tel: (013) 225 709
    Group: Keski-Suomen Keliakiayhdistys ry
    Contact: Pj. Pirjo Laine
    Hirvenkello 14
    40520 Jyvaskyla
    Tel: (014) 641 054
    Siht. Sinikka Vihne
    Lahdepolku 3
    40500 Jyvaskyla
    Tel: (014) 241 003
    Group: Kainuun Keliakiayhdistys
    Contact: Pj. Tarja Korvinen
    Lansitie 15 E
    87150 Kajaani
    Tel: (08) 628 004
    Siht. Helvi Paivi
    Karjakatu 10
    88600 Sotkamo
    Tel: (08) 6662 141
    Group: Lansi-Pohjan Keliakiayhdistys ry
    Contact: Pj. Sanni Raisanen
    Hervantie 20
    94400 Keminmaa
    Tel: (016) 270 272
    Siht. Anne-Mari Keronen
    Haapalankatu 5 A 4
    94100 Kemi
    Group: Koillis-Lapin Keliakiayhdistys ry
    Contact: Pj. Reino Kunnari
    Poylionkatu 7
    98100 Kemijarvi
    Tel: (016) 813 516
    Siht. Ritva Pajari
    98400 Isokyla
    Tel: (016) 880 044
    Group: Kokkolanseudun Keliakiayhdistys ry
    Contact: Pj. Mauno Sulkala
    Tyynikatu 3
    67100 Kokkola
    Tel: (06) 831 2915
    Siht. Carita Holmberg
    Pengerkuja 6
    67100 Kokkola
    Tel: (06) 831 1504
    Group: Pohjois-Kymenlaakson Keliakiayhdistys ry
    Contact: Pj. Aulikki Volanen
    Valimontie 16
    45100 Kouvola
    Tel: (05) 3754 369
    Siht. Raija Hayha
    Alankotie 5
    45120 Kouvola
    Tel: (05) 3117 663
    Group: Pohjois-Savon Keliakiayhdistys ry
    Contact: Pj. Veikko Jokela
    Suunnistajantie 1 A 23
    70200 Kuopio
    Tel: (017) 282 5166
    Siht. Sisko Hentunen
    Kielorannankatu 27
    70820 Kuopio
    Tel: (017) 363 2454
    Group: Koillismaan Keliakiayhdistys
    Contact: Pj. Tarja Virkkula
    Kaakkurilammentie 9
    93999 Kuusamo
    Tel: (08) 8681 154
    Siht. Sirpa Vaarala
    Oravantie 9 A 18
    93600 Kuusamo
    Tel: (08) 8514 903
    Group: Paijat-Hameen Keliakiayhdistys ry
    Contact: Pj. Jorma Ahonen
    Uotilankatu 85 B
    15840 Lahti
    Tel: (03) 7535 505
    Siht. Seija Saaski
    Kansakoulunkatu 14 B 5
    15700 Lahti
    Tel: (03) 7823 764
    Group: Etela-Kymen Keliakiayhdistys ry
    Contact: Pj. Eija Aaltonen
    Hirventie 7
    49210 Huutjarvi
    Tel: (05) 3431 021
    Siht. Ritva Anttila
    Aholankuja 69
    49540 Metsakyla
    Tel: (05) 3458 151
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    Contact: Pj. lsto Liukkonen
    Otavantie 10
    50670 Otava
    Tel: (015) 170 241
    Siht. Heli Pyrhonen
    Sannastinlaakso 6 B 14
    50100 Mikkeli
    Tel: (015) 177 606
    Group: Oulun Seudun Keliakiayhdistys ry
    Contact: Pj. Vuokko Paaso
    Manttaalitie 2 C 15
    90650 Oulu
    Tel: (08) 530 3702
    Siht. Raili Toivio
    Kirkkokatu 55 B 15
    90120 Oulu
    Tel: (08) 3113 110
    Group: Suur-Helsingin Keliakiayhdistys ry
    Contact: Pj. Hanna Kuntonen
    Joukahaisentie 9 C 59
    06150 Porvoo
    Tel: (019) 669 241
    Siht. Joni Torpo
    Lyvkkiniemi 13
    02160 Espoo
    Tel: (09) 452 1437
    Group: Raahen Tienoon Keliaakikot ry
    Contact: Pj. Erkki Sivonen
    Peiponpoiku 2
    92130 Raahe
    Tel: (08) 221 987
    Siht. Riitta Silvennoinen
    Vilpunlaakso 48
    92130 Raahe
    Tel: (08) 220 787
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    Contact: Pj. Maija Mattila
    Paroalhonkatu 6
    26660 Rauma
    Tel: (02) 8251 083
    Siht. Raija Uusitorppa
    Vinkkelinkuja 30 1 C
    26660 Rauma
    Tel: (02) 8250 802
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    Contact: Pj. Jorma Lietsalmi
    Palkisentie 13 as 2
    96100 Rovaniemi
    Tel: (016) 346 152
    Siht. Ritva Macklin
    Perapuistikko 1-3 B 7
    96190 Rovaniemi
    Tel: (016) 395 767
    Group: Seinajoen Seudun Keliakiayhdistys ry
    Contact: Pj. Paula Alanen
    Jokitie 12
    61230 Luopa
    Tel: (06) 4533 368
    Siht. Marjo Kauppi
    Jyrkkakallionkatu 1
    60320 Seinajoki
    Tel: (06) 4144 871
    Group: Pirkanmaan Keliakiayhdistys ry
    Contact: Pj. Pekka Collin
    Pellervonkatu 9, huone 1011
    33540 Tampere
    Varapj. Paavo Leskinen
    Tel: (03) 3645 719
    Siht. Kirsi Makinen
    Tel: (03) 3481 424
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    Contact: Pj. Tarja Kemppi
    Alikuimantie 362
    21450 Tarvasjoki
    Tel: (02) 848 172
    Siht. Pirjo Vienonen
    Vastarakinkatu 1 A 32
    20610 Turku
    Tel: (02) 2443 380
    Group: Vaasan Seudun Keliakiayhdistys ry - Vasanejdens Celiakiforening rf
    Contact: Pj. Leif Lili-Their
    Korsholmanpuistikko 16
    65100 Vaasa
    Tel: (06) 312 7505
    Siht. Birgitta Finne
    Suopursuntie 8
    65280 Vaasa
    Tel: (06) 321 3637
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    Contact: Pj. Erkki Kallio
    Keskirannantie 2
    62375 Yliharma
    Tel: (06) 484 6363
    Siht. Taimi Hakomaki
    Kangastie Kp2
    62375 Yliharma
    Tel: (06) 484 6446

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    Celiac.com 06/21/2018 - Would you buy a house advertised as ‘gluten-free’? Yes, there really is such a house for sale. 
    It seems a Phoenix realtor Mike D’Elena is hoping that his trendy claim will catch the eye of a buyer hungry to avoid gluten, or, at least one with a sense of humor. D’Elena said he crafted the ads as a way to “be funny and to draw attention.” The idea, D’Elena said, is to “make it memorable.” 
    Though D’Elena’s marketing seeks to capitalizes on the gluten-free trend, he knows Celiac disease is a serious health issue for some people. “[W]e’re not here to offend anybody….this is just something we're just trying to do to draw attention and do what's best for our clients," he said. 
    Still, the signs seem to be working. D'elena had fielded six offers within a few days of listing the west Phoenix home.
    "Buying can sometimes be the most stressful thing you do in your entire life so why not have some fun with it," he said. 
    What do you think? Clever? Funny?
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    Celiac.com 06/20/2018 - Currently, the only way to manage celiac disease is to eliminate gluten from the diet. That could be set to change as clinical trials begin in Australia for a new vaccine that aims to switch off the immune response to gluten. 
    The trials are set to begin at Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials Centre. The vaccine is designed to allow people with celiac disease to consume gluten with no adverse effects. A successful vaccine could be the beginning of the end for the gluten-free diet as the only currently viable treatment for celiac disease. That could be a massive breakthrough for people with celiac disease.
    USC’s Clinical Trials Centre Director Lucas Litewka said trial participants would receive an injection of the vaccine twice a week for seven weeks. The trials will be conducted alongside gastroenterologist Dr. James Daveson, who called the vaccine “a very exciting potential new therapy that has been undergoing clinical trials for several years now.”
    Dr. Daveson said the investigational vaccine might potentially restore gluten tolerance to people with celiac disease.The trial is open to adults between the ages of 18 and 70 who have clinically diagnosed celiac disease, and have followed a strict gluten-free diet for at least 12 months. Anyone interested in participating can go to www.joinourtrials.com.
    Read more at the website for Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials Centre.


    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/19/2018 - Could baking soda help reduce the inflammation and damage caused by autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease? Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University say that a daily dose of baking soda may in fact help reduce inflammation and damage caused by autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease.
    Those scientists recently gathered some of the first evidence to show that cheap, over-the-counter antacids can prompt the spleen to promote an anti-inflammatory environment that could be helpful in combating inflammatory disease.
    A type of cell called mesothelial cells line our body cavities, like the digestive tract. They have little fingers, called microvilli, that sense the environment, and warn the organs they cover that there is an invader and an immune response is needed.
    The team’s data shows that when rats or healthy people drink a solution of baking soda, the stomach makes more acid, which causes mesothelial cells on the outside of the spleen to tell the spleen to go easy on the immune response.  "It's most likely a hamburger not a bacterial infection," is basically the message, says Dr. Paul O'Connor, renal physiologist in the MCG Department of Physiology at Augusta University and the study's corresponding author.
    That message, which is transmitted with help from a chemical messenger called acetylcholine, seems to encourage the gut to shift against inflammation, say the scientists.
    In patients who drank water with baking soda for two weeks, immune cells called macrophages, shifted from primarily those that promote inflammation, called M1, to those that reduce it, called M2. "The shift from inflammatory to an anti-inflammatory profile is happening everywhere," O'Connor says. "We saw it in the kidneys, we saw it in the spleen, now we see it in the peripheral blood."
    O'Connor hopes drinking baking soda can one day produce similar results for people with autoimmune disease. "You are not really turning anything off or on, you are just pushing it toward one side by giving an anti-inflammatory stimulus," he says, in this case, away from harmful inflammation. "It's potentially a really safe way to treat inflammatory disease."
    The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
    Read more at: Sciencedaily.com

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/18/2018 - Celiac disease has been mainly associated with Caucasian populations in Northern Europe, and their descendants in other countries, but new scientific evidence is beginning to challenge that view. Still, the exact global prevalence of celiac disease remains unknown.  To get better data on that issue, a team of researchers recently conducted a comprehensive review and meta-analysis to get a reasonably accurate estimate the global prevalence of celiac disease. 
    The research team included P Singh, A Arora, TA Strand, DA Leffler, C Catassi, PH Green, CP Kelly, V Ahuja, and GK Makharia. They are variously affiliated with the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts; Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India; Innlandet Hospital Trust, Lillehammer, Norway; Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts; Gastroenterology Research and Development, Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc, Cambridge, MA; Department of Pediatrics, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy; Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York; USA Celiac Disease Center, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York; and the Department of Gastroenterology and Human Nutrition, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
    For their review, the team searched Medline, PubMed, and EMBASE for the keywords ‘celiac disease,’ ‘celiac,’ ‘tissue transglutaminase antibody,’ ‘anti-endomysium antibody,’ ‘endomysial antibody,’ and ‘prevalence’ for studies published from January 1991 through March 2016. 
    The team cross-referenced each article with the words ‘Asia,’ ‘Europe,’ ‘Africa,’ ‘South America,’ ‘North America,’ and ‘Australia.’ They defined celiac diagnosis based on European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition guidelines. The team used 96 articles of 3,843 articles in their final analysis.
    Overall global prevalence of celiac disease was 1.4% in 275,818 individuals, based on positive blood tests for anti-tissue transglutaminase and/or anti-endomysial antibodies. The pooled global prevalence of biopsy-confirmed celiac disease was 0.7% in 138,792 individuals. That means that numerous people with celiac disease potentially remain undiagnosed.
    Rates of celiac disease were 0.4% in South America, 0.5% in Africa and North America, 0.6% in Asia, and 0.8% in Europe and Oceania; the prevalence was 0.6% in female vs 0.4% males. Celiac disease was significantly more common in children than adults.
    This systematic review and meta-analysis showed celiac disease to be reported worldwide. Blood test data shows celiac disease rate of 1.4%, while biopsy data shows 0.7%. The prevalence of celiac disease varies with sex, age, and location. 
    This review demonstrates a need for more comprehensive population-based studies of celiac disease in numerous countries.  The 1.4% rate indicates that there are 91.2 million people worldwide with celiac disease, and 3.9 million are in the U.S.A.
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Jun;16(6):823-836.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2017.06.037.