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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
    Celiac.coms Message Board:
    Gluten-Free Forum and Celiac Disease Message Board
    This new board is designed to provide a space for people of all ages, including their families and friends, with a place to meet, post questions and get information on a huge variety of topics related to celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. After you have logged in you are free to post on the topic of your choice.
    Celiac Disease Blogs
    The Celiac Listserv
    Celiac Listserv newsgroup located on a server at St. Johns Medical Center. To subscribe, send an Internet e-mail to the following address: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ICORS.ORG. In the body put the following: SUB CELIAC followed by your first and last name. For example: SUB CELIAC John Doe.
    This site contains the complete files compiled by the list owners of the Celiac Listserv News Group:
    The Celiac-Diabetes Internet Support Group
    To Join the list send an e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ICORS.ORG. In the body of the e-mail put: SUB CELIAC-DIABETES YourFirstName YourLastName. For example: SUB CELIAC-DIABETES John Doe.
    Cel-Kids is a List for celiac children and their parents, and is also on a server at St. Johns Medical Center. To subscribe, send an Internet e-mail to the following address: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ICORS.ORG. In the body put the following: SUB CEL-KIDS followed by your first and last name. For example: CEL-KIDS John Doe.
    Coeliac e-mail support group specifically for people with coeliac disease in Australia. A particular interest is with foods available in the Australian marketplace.
    To join send message to: coeliacaustralia-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    To send a message to the group: coeliacaustralia@yahoogroups.com
    To contact the list owner: coeliacaustralia-owner@yahoogroups.com
    For all people interested in exchange information about CELIAC with Spanish people can subscribe to the following list: CELIAQUIA@FUNDESCO.ES. To subscribe, send a message to MAJORDOMO@fundesco.es. In the body of the e-mail: Subscribe Celiaquia Your E-mail address. Example: Subscribe Celiaquia sadams@hooked.net.

    Scott Adams
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (N I D D K) of the National Institutes of Health (N I H) - Your Digestive System and How It Works:
    The Endoscopy Center of Pensacola, FL contains lectures by their gastroenterologists, gastro links, patient education links and brochures. They will soon be adding videos of endoscopies and colonoscopies:
    North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, better known as NASPGN:
    Nutramed (Stephen J. Gislason, M.D.) has a comprehensive Web site:
    Don Wiss has created a very comprehensive collection of sites for those who want to know more about IBS:
    Here is another site on IBS:
    Crohns & Colitis Web Page:
    Celiac Disease and Food Allergy Screening Laboratories:
    IMMCO Diagnostics, Inc.
    Genova Diagnostics (GSDL):
    Specialty Labs
    The Great Plains Laboratory:
    Immuno Laboratories:
    Meridian Valley Laboratory:
    Sage Medical Laboratory
    US BioTek

    Scott Adams
    The USDA has a searchable nutrient database at:
    FAST is Food Allergy Survivors Together- for support and info for those of any age with food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerance:
    http://foodallergy.what.cc or http://www.angelfire.com/mi/FAST/.
    Food and Drug Administration - Information about nutrition and drugs from the FDA:

    Scott Adams
    Sites by National Support Organizations
    The Celiac Disease Foundation (USA):
    The Celiac Sprue Association (USA):
    The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (USA):
    Canadian Celiac Association:
    The Coeliac Society of Ireland:
    Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS)
    The Coeliac Society of Australia

    Celiac Research Centers
    University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research Center for Celiac Research:
    The Mayo Clinic has a good section on celiac disease on their site:
    Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University:
    The University of Chicago Hospitals Celiac Disease Progam
    William K. Warren Medical Research - Center for Celiac Disease
    Medical Journal Articles
    Dr. Joseph Murray of the Mayo Clinic has written an excellent general article about celiac disease (recommended reading for all - American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 69, No. 3, 354-365, March 1999):
    Dr. Harold Pruessner has written an excellent article about celiac disease titled Detecting Celiac Disease in Your Patients (American Family Physician, March 1, 1998/Volume 57, Number 5):
    Conleth Feighery, Professor (Department of Immunology, St Jamess Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland) has written an excellent general article titled Coeliac Disease (BMJ 1999;319:236-239 - 24 July):
    Another great article by M. Hadjivassiliou, et. al., discusses the broad range of symptoms celiac disease can present, and what its effects can be - Gluten Sensitivity: A Many Headed Hydra. Heightened Responsiveness To Gluten Is Not Confined To The Gut. (BMJ 1999;318:1710-1711 - 26 June):
    Sites by Individuals
    The collected writings of Dr. Reichelt contain papers on the connection between Mental Disease, Autism, Allergies, etc., and Celiac Disease:
    The collected writings of Ron Hoggan contain papers on many a large variety of disorders that are related to and Celiac Disease: http://www.panix.com/~donwiss/hoggan/
    Don Wiss has created a comprehensive collection of celiac disease links:
    Danna Korn will soon open a site for kids with celiac disease at:
    Autism Network for Dietary Intervention by Lisa Lewis and Karyn Seroussi:
    The Dermatitis Herpetiformis Online Community:
    The Gluten File
    Notes, Links, and Essays on Gluten Intolerance & Celiac Disease by Harold Kraus
    Dr. Rodney Ford - The Food Doctor
    Dr. Scott Lewey - the food doc
    Recipe, Food & Drug Sites
    These sites provides gluten-free restaurant cards in many different languages including: Chinese, Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Turkish and Spanish:
    The USDA has a searchable nutrient database at:
    Food and Drug Administration - Information about nutrition and drugs from the FDA:
    The CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION has a web site where you can find more information about the organization and its procedures:
    The Codex Standard for Gluten-Free Foods:
    Food Allergy Survivors Together (FAST)
    Healing Foods Reference Database
    International Food Information Council (IFIC) - Food Ingredients, Colors, Additives
    Pictures of Dermatitis Herpetiformis
    The following are links to sites have of DH. Some of the photos are biopsies as seen through a microscope, and some are regular photographs of people with DH, some of which are quite graphic.
    Pictures and an excellent article on DH by Harold T. Pruessner, M.D., University of Texas Medical School at Houston:
    The University of Iowa:
    The Gastrolab Image Gallery:
    Dept. of Dermatology - University of Iowa College of Medicine:

    Pictures of Celiac Disease Biopsies
    The University of Utah:

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    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/23/2018 - If you’re looking for a great gluten-free Mexican-style favorite that is sure to be a big hit at dinner or at your next potluck, try these green chili enchiladas with roasted cauliflower. The recipe calls for chicken, but they are just as delicious when made vegetarian using just the roasted cauliflower. Either way, these enchiladas will disappear fast. Roasted cauliflower gives these green chili chicken enchiladas a deep, smokey flavor that diners are sure to love.
    2 cans gluten-free green chili enchilada sauce (I use Hatch brand) 1 small head cauliflower, roasted and chopped 6 ounces chicken meat, browned ½ cup cotija cheese, crumbled ½ cup queso fresco, diced 1 medium onion, diced ⅓ cup green onions, minced ¼ cup radishes, sliced 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 cup chopped cabbage, for serving ½ cup sliced cherry or grape tomatoes, for serving ¼ cup cilantro, chopped 1 dozen fresh corn tortillas  ⅔ cup oil, for softening tortillas 1 large avocado, cut into small chunks Note: For a tasty vegetarian version, just omit the chicken, double the roasted cauliflower, and prepare according to directions.
    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a cast iron or ovenproof pan until hot.
    Add chicken and brown lightly on both sides. 
    Remove chicken to paper towels to cool.
    Cut cauliflower into small pieces and place in the oiled pan.
    Roast in oven at 350F until browned on both sides.
    Remove from the oven when tender. 
    Allow roasted cauliflower to cool.
    Chop cauliflower, or break into small pieces and set aside.
    Chop cooled chicken and set aside.
    Heat 1 inch of cooking oil in a small frying pan.
    When oil is hot, use a spatula to submerge a tortilla in the oil and leave only long enough to soften, about 10 seconds or so. 
    Remove soft tortilla to a paper towel and repeat with remaining tortillas.
    Pour enough enchilada sauce to coat the bottom of a large casserole pan.
    Dunk a tortilla into the sauce and cover both sides. Add more sauce as needed.
    Fill each tortilla with bits of chicken, cauliflower, onion, and queso fresco, and roll into shape.
    When pan is full of rolled enchiladas, top with remaining sauce.
    Cook at 350F until sauce bubbles.
    Remove and top with fresh cotija cheese and scallions.
    Serve with rice, beans, and cabbage, and garnish with avocado, cilantro, and sliced grape tomatoes.


    Roxanne Bracknell
    Celiac.com 06/22/2018 - The rise of food allergies means that many people are avoiding gluten in recent times. In fact, the number of Americans who have stopped eating gluten has tripled in eight years between 2009 and 2017.
    Whatever your rationale for avoiding gluten, whether its celiac disease, a sensitivity to the protein, or any other reason, it can be really hard to find suitable places to eat out. When you’re on holiday in a new and unknown environment, this can be near impossible. As awareness of celiac disease grows around the world, however, more and more cities are opening their doors to gluten-free lifestyles, none more so than the 10 locations on the list below.
    Perhaps unsurprisingly, the U.S is a hotbed of gluten-free options, with four cities making the top 10, as well as the Hawaiian island of Maui. Chicago, in particular, is a real haven of gluten-free fare, with 240 coeliac-safe eateries throughout this huge city. The super hip city of Portland also ranks highly on this list, with the capital of counterculture rich in gluten-free cuisine, with San Francisco and Denver also included. Outside of the states, several prominent European capitals also rank very highly on the list, including Prague, the picturesque and historic capital of the Czech Republic, which boasts the best-reviewed restaurants on this list.
    The Irish capital of Dublin, meanwhile, has the most gluten-free establishments, with a huge 330 to choose from, while Amsterdam and Barcelona also feature prominently thanks to their variety of top-notch gluten-free fodder.
    Finally, a special mention must go to Auckland, the sole representative of Australasia in this list, with the largest city in New Zealand rounding out the top 10 thanks to its 180 coeliacsafe eateries.
    The full top ten gluten-free cities are shown in the graphic below:

    Jefferson Adams
    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?
    Read more at Arizonafamily.com.

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    Bakery On Main started in the small bakery of a natural foods market on Main Street in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Founder Michael Smulders listened when his customers with Celiac Disease would mention the lack of good tasting, gluten-free options available to them. Upon learning this, he believed that nobody should have to suffer due to any kind of food allergy or dietary need. From then on, his mission became creating delicious and fearlessly unique gluten-free products that were clean and great tasting, while still being safe for his Celiac customers!
    Premium ingredients, bakeshop delicious recipes, and happy customers were our inspiration from the beginning— and are still the cornerstones of Bakery On Main today. We are a fiercely ethical company that believes in integrity and feels that happiness and wholesome, great tasting food should be harmonious. We strive for that in everything we bake in our dedicated gluten-free facility that is GFCO Certified and SQF Level 3 Certified. We use only natural, NON-GMO Project Verified ingredients and all of our products are certified Kosher Parve, dairy and casein free, and we have recently introduced certified Organic items as well! 
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    Jefferson Adams
    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.