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    Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2005 9:01 PM
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    I entered wheat gluten in Google, I was amazed by the information that I got from some of the web sites on celiac disease. Ive been X-rayed up, down and all around, all kinds of tests for everything you can think of during the last 25 yrs. Ive been diagnosed with Grovers disease, atopical dermatitis, my legs itched (excruciating) for over a year, my skin is easily bruised. Im borderline anemic. Huge amounts of gas (flatulence) and several more signs, symptoms, all related to celiac disease AND not one M.D. has brought up the possibility of celiac disease, let alone test for it! After going on a gluten free diet a few days ago,(and dairy free) Im feeling a lot better. No more gas attacks, no more belly pains etc. Thanks to CELIAC.COM Im getting my life back. Bob Thompson


    Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 18:34:25 EST
    Subject: info request

    Dear Scott,
    I am a Registered Nurse. i work with the developmentally disabled. There have been quite a few of our patients with Down syndrome, that have been tested positive for Celiac disease.
    I am putting together a presentation on celiac disease for our staff. I found your website to be very informative and easy to navigate. Please let me know if you have any further resources for me .
    Thank you
    Maureen Gavin RN,C CDDN


     

    Subject: RE: Request for permission to reproduce selected information on celiac.com
    Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 15:52:48 -0500

    I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in producing celiac.com web site. Seven years ago my symptoms became sever enough that I could no longer work on a regular basis and I started what turned out to be the long process of finding the root cause of my illness. I lost count of all the doctors I saw. I lived in pain from colitis and other side effects of celiac. Several doctors labeled me a "drug seeker" and discounted anything being wrong with me. At some point I decided that I needed to be proactive in my own diagnosis and started research. My wife first came across celiac disease and after eliminating some other candidate illness I insisted that I be retested for celiac which came back positive. Even then I found that I had to "educate" my own doctors about the illness and actually it took my own recovery after starting a gluten free diet for my doctors to accept that this was indeed the problem. Celiac.com was an invaluable resource during this period. Had I not had your site available, I do not know if we would have put all the pieces of the puzzle together and might still be searching. While not full recovered, I am making progress. I never dreamed how difficult it would be to eliminate gluten from my diet, nor how sensitive I would become to contamination. Most of my contact now comes from things like obscure additives in foods and health care products. The lists you have provided at celiac.com have become invaluable to me. Thank you and I hope that I can help make this information available to others that need it. I know that others in my family also suffer from some degree sensitivity to gluten and has suffered all there lives from the results. I am convinced that my mother died from complications caused my it. She died of cancer some years ago. While I will never be certain of this, I can take steps to prevent the same thing happening to me. My daughter also shows some signs of being gluten sensitive. Perhaps she will not have to go through what I have, and you have played a big part in this. I know how much effort you have put into making this web site and maintaining it. You have given much and I want you to know that this effort has not been for naught.

    Thank you again,
    Paul Montgomery


     

    Subject: Thank you
    Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 13:45:36 -0500

    Just wanted to say thank you for a great site. I am adapting to the gluten free diet. Your listings and several resources are perfect and clear. The site is easy to negotiate. I cant thank you enough.
    Margaret Collins


     

    Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 07:07:24 -0700 (PDT)
    Subject: Re: Celiac.com Update

    Great issue, Scott! Thanks for all the hard work you do. I was diagnosed
    almost 9 years ago and there wasnt nearly as much action as there is now. I
    truly feel this diagnosis is a gift for long life and good health.
    Norie Erickson


     

    Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 09:44:05 +0200
    Subject: Re: celiac&depression

    Dear Scott, as you might imagine, I was hit by the gluten free experience (why would I otherwise have sent you this abstract?). As many others, I stumbled into your site by chance, and, wow, there was not only the story of my own life, but the story of my whole family ... Ive been gluten-free 2 months, man this is the most exciting&interesting period of my life.


    This gluten thing is HUGE, and its coming towards us like a tsunami ... can you imagine, when people collectively start to understand, the cause of ALL our cultures health problems ... IT WAS THE WHEAT STUPID !


    Youre making revolution! Fantastic work! And thank you for saving not only my life, but the lives of my 2 children, my 8 brothers and sisters, and my 16 nieces and nephews! And several friends, colleagues & neighbors Ive approached cause I believe they might benefit from this diet ... Of course they are not all gluten-free yet, but they now have the facts (theyre kind of pondering them), and as soon as they start getting really crappy, they now have a life-saving option!

    wishing you the best, Ines


     

    Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 20:09:36 EDT
    Subject: Re: HELP!

    Thanks Scott, I have always meant to sit down and write to you, I truly appreciate all the help and guidance you have given me via your web site. I was diagnosed 5 years ago with Celiac Disease after a lifetime of terrible health, starting off as a failure to thrive baby, my health history is one disaster after another, many of them quite serious, a few life threatening. I was seeing 5 specialists for 5 inflammatory conditions to different organs by the time I was 48 and going down fast, I had a constant temp of 100 +and was burning up with inflammation, my immune system was just shot. I was lucky enough to have a very smart husband who found mention of the disease in the Lancet, we had the tests done and it was the best thing that ever happened to me, the world is a new place and I am pretty well most of the time. After finding your site I could buckle down to the work of getting completely gluten free, I have achieved that and while everything is still not perfect its a vast improvement, I no longer have to take the rounds of drugs, antibiotics, anti-inflammatorily, anti-virals, prednisone and cortisone enemas have stopped. You have truly been an inspiration as well as a friend from afar. Best regards, Kirsten

     


    Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 13:56:56 -0700 (PDT)
    Subject: Re: Celiac.com Update
    From: Patricia Dillon
    THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART...I HAVE HAD CELIAC DISEASE FOR 25 YEARS AND NOW MY 2 SONS HAVE IT. I AM SURE ONE OF MY SONS EMAILED THIS WONDERFUL WEBSITE TO ME. I WILL BE TOTALLY INVOLVED WITH YOU AND ALL THE WONDERFUL IDEAS, REPORTS ON CELIAC AND THE RECIPES....THANKS AGAIN, WE ALL THANK YOU


     

    Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 13:52:43 EDT
    Subject: Thanks

    I simply wish to thank whoever has been responsible for providing this site.
    I have recently come to believe that I am Celiac, and your site (through a friend), has provided me with alternatives that I didnt know existed. So, thank you very much.
    Sincerely


     

    Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 11:53:31 -0800
    Subject: CORN PROBLEM????????????

    Dear Scott,
    I dont spend much time on the internet because of many reasons. However, whenever I receive an update from you, I am always pleased and enjoy the information that you dispose. It is so nice to know that there is help when you need it, in regard to gluten intolerance.
    Thank you so very much for your response.
    Terry Dellasala


     

    Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 05:53:18 EST
    Subject: Re: Message Board

    Thanks so much. I wrote you for advice a while back Scott, regarding advice because I was so sick...not sure if you ever got it, just wanted you to know Im still having some problems but the Doc at the mayo clinic helped me greatly. If it were not for your board I would have never heard of him.
    Thanks
    Bridget


     

    Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 18:04:01 -0800
    Subject: Forum Subscription New Topic Notification ( Gluten-Free Celiac Disease Forum at Celiac.com

    Who started Celiac.com and is responsible for maintaining this wonderful website? I would just like to say thank you to whomever you are. You have provided a source of great knowledge and encouragement to all of those who have been fortunate enough to stubble upon you in our quest to find answers, support and encouragement. I could not survive a gluten-free life without you.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your efforts, and those of all the members of the forum are forever appreciated.

    Because of the advise of others here and reading there trials and tribulations, I, after 15 + years have finally gotten some answers. And more importantly, my son will not have to suffer the way I did because I now know that you have to question your doctors, ask them for certain tests and be vigilant in finding the answers and causes to the symptoms.

    Laurie


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    First, before I get to the subject above, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart (or even small bowel!) for all the wonderful work you
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    Subject: Julia Dear Mr. Adams,
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    Date: Mon, 26 Feb 1996 10:30:44 EST
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    Subject: Scotts Celiac Page Please add me to your list for updates and changes at your celiac site. I have enjoyed your site very much. It was the first place I found when desperately looking for celiac information. I found it sometime last October and I can truly say that it changed my life after not having any information after being diagnosed celiac approximately about a year and a half ago. I appreciate your hard work on this.
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    Hello my name is Carol Poe, my husband has celiac, and I would just like to tell how much I really appreciate your site. We only just recently found out about celiac and your website has been a great help to us. I read your bio and it sounded just like my husband. We had wondered if we would ever find out what was wrong with him, but thank God we did. He felt completely alone and now he sees he is not. This has been going on for so long his own family (on mothers side) has called him lazy and treated him very cruelly. Now we finally know whats going on and he is a completely changed man. His dads side of the family is truly grateful also for we feel there are several people who have it on his dads side, even a brother who had diabetes and complained all the time about his stomach until he died just over two years ago. If he had celiac then I can only imagine what could have eventually happened to my husband, I owe you more than I could ever afford.
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    From: Fred Tanner
    Subject: re your website. celiac disease.
    I am the 77yr old father of an adult daughter who has just been diagnosed with Celiac disease... my curiosity about her condition led me
    immediately to your web site.... I just wish to compliment you on this effort... had no idea that so much information could be made available
    by a single individual, and you are doing a very great thing for those of us to whom this condition is not only unknown but totally
    baffling. Thanks. Fred G. Tanner.
    Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 20:22:36 EDT
    Id like to send my thanks for your web site and the great service it provides. Keep up the good work there are a lot of us out here who depend on
    all that you do.
    Mike Dudley
    Subject: feed back
    Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 21:55:19 +0100

    Thank you for a very informative site, Ive found more answers in a few minutes than I have in one year from my sons consultant, thank you.
    Justeen Higgins.

    From: LORRAINE NEDELL
    Subject: reiders syndrome
    Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 02:28:25 -0400

    Your website has saved my friends life!! The doctors didnt have a clue why her weight had dropped to 67 lbs. I found your website, a blood test was done and it looks like she is on her way to recovery. After only one week on the diet her pain level has dropped significantly. Thank you.
    Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 12:45:01 +0000
    From: Sarah Rudisill
    Subject: THANK YOU!
    Thank you so much for this site. You have saved my life! Literally! The doctors only tell you so much. There are other sites out there that are giving false information that if I relied on those sites I would be constantly sick. I visit this site every couple of days & have ordered from the shopping
    mall! I thank you for your scientific postings. I thank you for your safe & forbidden lists. I thank you for letting me know that there are others
    out there. I thank you for enabling me to be able to handle this. Ever since I found out I may have celiac sprue - all the test results are not back yet - I have researched & used this site as a guide. I feel like a while new person. So THANK YOU!
    I wish there was something I could do for you.
    All my gratitude,
    Sarah
    From: Uerz, Lori
    Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 09:01:51 -0400
    Dear Scott: Just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for producing this web page every month. When my son was first diagnosed I
    spent weeks calling and writing manufacturers about the gluten content in their products. This website is like a life-line for me and I just can not
    thank you enough for your time and effort on behalf of people with celiacs disease. My son will be turning 6 in a couple of weeks and has been very successful on the gluten-free diet for a little over a year now and while he has other special needs (Down Syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome), at least I can know that anything I need to know about celiacs I can find out here at your website.
    May God bless you & THANK YOU!!!!!!!
    Sincerely,
    Lori Tatsapaugh Uerz
    Subject: web page
    Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 09:10:35 +1000

    I just want to thank you so much for your web page. I have just had to go gluten and dairy free after a long illness and was struggling to find information and someone to answer my most basic questions. Your web site has answered all my questions along with valuable information that I would not have known.
    Thanks again
    Kate Dani
    From: KellyMcdon@aol.com
    Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 21:04:31 EDT
    Subject: celiac in children

    My son is 12 years old. He has had a bowel problem all of his life. The doctors just took a test and found out what he has. He is an ADD child also. I am so dissatisfied with how we were treated by so many pediatricians. They told me that my child was lazy and that he should be potty trained by now. After so many missed diagnoses it is good to know that my child is indeed not lazy and has celiac disease. He has been through the ringer, being
    treated for diarrhea, constipation. He has had several enemas and rectal exams that I have to lie when it is time to go to the doctor.
    Thank you for this informative website. I look forward to receiving your newsletter for the first time.

    admin

    Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 12:04:04 EDT
    Subject: Thank You!

    Thank you for your excellent website! One of my wonderful California cousins, Steve, found your website back in 1995 when I was newly diagnosed with celiac disease so thats how I learned about your www.Celiac.com! I just got hooked up on e-mail as of last Wednesday! Could a person get any slower than this!!! Its a MailStation thing without a PC. Thanks for all that youve done and continue to do for us fellow celiacs, Scott!! Ive been spreading the news about your website since 1995 here in the Fargo (ND)-Moorhead (MN) communities!
    Sincerely,
    Lynda Nelson
    From: Norm Brunette
    Subject: Thanks
    Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 08:16:53 -0500 A friend of mine has been suffering for about three years. Her story is almost identical to yours. Yesterday her doctor asked her how much bread she was eating, A lot, she likes sandwiches. The same doctor she has been going to for years in addition to the specialists he has referred her to. I think he has just discovered Celiac Disease. He never asked about bread before. In any case I got on the Web, started searching and found your page. I feel so confident that we have found the problem and that she will finally get some relief. If he doesnt run the proper tests we will find someone who will. Thanks for your Web Site, now we have some direction.
    Have a good day.
    Norm Brunette
    From: Robert Hoffman
    Subject: Celiac running for office?
    Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 01:22:12 -0400 I hope all is well with you. I hope you are still running the site, I havent been here much over the last year. I have sent many people to the site though. Scott, I am running for County Commissioner in my district down here in South Florida. In my political life I will try to spread the information about this disease as best I can. My first step is to put it in my bio part of my campaign page. It is a start. I referenced your site as the leading authority on the web, and I hope that is okay. You changed my life, and where I am now is because of your efforts and the whole internet thing.

    Thank you, and I hope this news item is of interest to you.
    Bob Hoffman
    Subject: Request for Information
    Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 8:3:4 -0400
    You have a fabulous web site with a wealth of information. Thank you so much.

    Louise Parish
    Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 10:19:45 -0400
    Subject: support group Hello My name is Trisha Lyons. I am a registered dietitian and have celiac disease. Your site was a lifesaver when I first was diagnosed! I have been referring people to it ever since. Thank you!
    Thank you very much!
    Sincerely,
    Trisha Lyons, R.D., L.D.
    Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 09:14:20 -0700
    Subject: asthma Dear Scott,
    Thank you for your wonderful site. It saved my life and the lives of my 4 children. Could you please add asthma to the list of diseases caused by celiac disease?
    I cannot thank you enough!
    All the best,
    Susan Carmack

    Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 13:19:25 -0400
    Subject: Thank you !!!! Thank you for your site.
    I found out I was celiac because of your site, especially through Ronald Hoggans articles that I read four years ago.
    It ended years (found out at 40) of suffering.
    Thank you very much, you changed my life, actually you gave me a life.
    Johanne Johnson
    Subject: Finally a reason!!!
    Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 09:25:56 -0800 Hi- I was hoping to relay a message to Scott here......
    My 12 year old son was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Hes had abdominal pain since he was 2 yrs old, (when I quit nursing him) Hes been worked up, had an appendectomy, lactose intolerance tests, his doctor was going in the direction of Chrons disease and Kyle was going to be scheduled for a lower GI scoping. Hes been surviving the acute stomach aches with Donnatal and Tagamet..
    I am so thankful to finally have changed doctors, Kyle had a blood test and now we have answers and ways to make his stomach pain manageable, and I am grateful for this web site. Thank you.
    Sharon Barnes, Kyles mom
    Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 17:41:44 -0500 I too, have to tell you how really great your newsletter is. Its
    obvious you put a great deal of time and energy and love into the
    preparation of it. The most important thing my Doctor told me to do when
    I was first diagnosed with Celiac disease, next to taking all gluten out
    of my diet, was to learn, and learn and learn as much as I possibly could
    about the disease. Your newsletter is so full of useful information, I
    cant wait for the next issue to come out.
    Thank you for a job, very well done.
    Annette Leveque
    Subject: Thank you
    Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 14:01:25 -0600 Scott, I want to say thank you for your newsletter. It has helped me so much. Im not sure I had Celiac Disease but the symptoms you described for yourself really fit me, from the pain in the right side to the off and on diarrhea. I did not have the weight loss associated with the other symptoms, but I had something and the research I did has enabled me to not have it any more. When I got rid of gluten I got rid of more than the digestive problem I was having.

    For instance, I WAS diabetic for 4-5 years, and when I went on the gluten free diet, my blood glucose counts went down, down, down - now Im normal ! I WAS about 30# overweight, but began to lose weight and the 10# I lost has made a difference.

    An interesting observation about the doctors and diabetes - neither of mine ever sought to find out what caused it. They simply treated the symptoms ! "Your mother had it?, your father had it? Now you have it."

    I notice that our local grocery has put in a health food section and they carry a lot of gluten-free items. To me that means there are a lot of people who are discovering this health connection.

    30-40 years ago I read (I think it was Adele Davisbook) that when the big bakeries started up here in the States, we all started using highly refined wheat products and that has led to a lot of health problems.

    I appreciate all the work you have done to help others, and I just wanted to say, Hey, Im one of them.

    Thank you again.

    Rosemary Perkins
    Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 18:56:51 -0800
    Subject: questions from a newly-diagnosed celiac Dear Celiac.com,
    Thank you so much for investing so much time into your website. Having
    recently been diagnosed with celiac disease, I found the information on
    your website to be far more comprehensive and informative than any other
    source that I have. The nutritionist I have been assigned to does not even
    have information that is as current as yours.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda Mulcahy
    Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 16:30:32 -0500
    Subject: Re: Info? Help! Scott,
    Thank you so much for your reply! I wasnt sure Id get a detailed reply, never mind a personal note. I greatly appreciate it! Thank you for the information regarding the health and life insurances, it is a blessing in disguise, one I hadnt thought of. Looking at it that way, even if I dont get the disability $$ I will probably still have saved.
    Thank you for your website. It is solely because of the information and ability to network on your website I was able to get on track so quickly and get back to health and back to life! Thank you......
    Jennifer Puckett
    Subject: Re: newsletter
    Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 07:25:28 -0600 Good Morning Scott,
    I was especially interested in the Malignancy in Celiac Disease article, as my mother was never diagnosed with Celica but died from what was then termed a rare form of cancer. Her mother and sister also died with the rare form of cancer. We are now understanding that the probability that she had Celiac and didnt know it, lead to her death.
    The doctors at M. D. Anderson, Houston, Tx told us her primary cancer was in her stomach not in her ovaries as was suspected. The doctors wanted my siblings and myself tested then, however we felt we wanted to bring our mother home as she was given 2 months to live. After caring for her until her death I put off having myself tested for any digestive problems. Later, becoming very sick myself I was checked time after time by local specialist who kept telling me I was just experiencing depression systems. Finally a young doctor had blood drawn, sent to Mayos confirming what he thought I might have. CELIAC!! biopsies confirmed that I had Celiac. I have been gluten free since and feel better in most ways.
    My daughter was diagnosed with stage 2 of Celiac this past spring. She suffers from severe headaches, has juvenile diabetes, and Thyroid disease. The doctor tells her she has the complete triangle now.
    Again, thank you for your very informative newsletters. Keep up the good work.
    Virginia Comaward
    Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2002 18:29:46 -0800 (PST)
    Subject: Thank you Scott,
    I want to Thank you for the wonderful and informative website. Its been a tremendous help to us after our 3 (now 4) year old daughter was diagnosed. We went through testing as you did, however, our daughter experienced seizures. Also, due to her immune system being so weak, she had pneumonia 2 times in 5 months. Then, she was diagnosed with asthma. I understand what its like to be frustrated with physicians who dont know what theyre trying to treat. We had a wonderful gastroenterologist that has helped out beyond expectations.
    Thank you again for taking the time to have created this site.
    Cathey Stone

    admin
    Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 13:41:02 -0500
    Subject: Great site!
    Hi Scott,
    As a newly diagnosed G.I. patient, I am in dire need of information. Your website is a gift. Thank you so much for creating it. I hope that Ill be able to eat in restaurants one day..... they seem to be few and far between in my neck of the woods. Take care and all the best to you.
    Jeannine Ouellette
     
    Subject: RE: Celiac.coms Scott-Free Newsletter - Subscribe Today
    Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 08:33:44 -0400

    Hi Scott!
    You are wonderful and so helpful in a time that can be so stressful! I have passed you on to so many who love you also. Keep up the good work and God bless you!
    LoisAnne
     
    Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 15:15:12 -0700 (PDT)
    Subject: Re: Site

    BTW, already finding a wealth of information including the link to the EnteroLabs site.. already ordered the cheek swab test for my daughter. Much cheaper than the 325/test my husband and I paid to find out who had the gene (my 5 year old son was diagnosed in March 2006). Thank goodness for you and the Gluten Free Mall!!!

    Regards,
    Lori Swanson
     
    Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 01:37:00 EDT
    Subject: Re: Enquiry from Gluten-Free Mall

    Dear Scott:
    You and your team have been so nice, understanding, and informative that I do not have enough word to express how much you all mean to me. The message board is a great help when I am really feeling down because I come up negative on all the tests, but put wheat in my diet and I am violently sick.

    I appreciate you taking the time to respond to me.
    Karen McCain Mish

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