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    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.

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    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)
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    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!!!

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    Lori Swanson


     

    Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 01:37:00 EDT
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    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.

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    Date: Sat, 13 Jan 1996 08:31:23 -0800
    Subject: Celiac Helped
    Thanks Scott,
    I have been wheat free and pain free for almost two weeks now. The
    only exception was when I ate some corn,(I admit, a lot of corn.) which caused some bloating for two days. I now believe that the gluten was causing the problem. I am 51 years old and quit teaching karate because of the symptoms of Celiac Disease. I am now considering going back into Karate. Thanks again. It feels like I got my life back. -Frank
    Date: Mon, 22 Jan 1996 12:57:28 -0500
    Subject: Great Site!

    Thanks for all the great info on gluten. It has made my life easier.
    Karen Date: Wed, 24 Jan 96 01:37:02 0500
    From: Richard K. Puder
    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
    have done in creating a fabulous web site. The very first search that I did on the Internet was to search for Sprue in Yahoo, and lo and behold, I found your home page. And what a find! It enabled me to gather information in a brief period of time that I couldnt possibly have found if I had visited 20 libraries and spent months. If there is anything I can do to be of assistance, please ask.
    Date: Sat, 27 Jan 96 06:26:11
    Subject: Thank you

    Hi Scott,
    your information is wonderful, and very nicely put together. It finally convinced my husband to go get himself tested. I wont bore you with gory details. Thanks, A. Sheldahl Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 10:33:40 -0500
    From: D. Resch
    Thank you for providing so much information on celiac disease. The presentation is so informative and well organized. I have certainly learned a lot and have referred several people to your web site. Well, thanks again and if there is anything I can do to help, please e-mail me.
    Debbie Resch
    New Jersey
    Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 01:05:22 -0500
    Subject: Julia Dear Mr. Adams,
    Last week, my 4 year-old daughter underwent both an endoscopy and colonoscopy. With results of her biopsy confirming celiac, I cant tell you how relieved I am to find a home page such as your own on the web.
    Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 01:07:07 -0500
    Dear Mr. Adams,
    Thanks for all your work. My 4 year-old was just diagnosed with celiac after
    11 months of sweating and fretting. Its great to have found your page on the
    web. Julia and her daddy thank you.
    Michael Brady
    Date: Tue, 30 Jan 96 03:46:27 -0800
    From: Charles Jarvis Jr.
    Subject: Scotts Celiac Disease / Gluten Intolerance Help Page Thanks for a great celiac homepage. Keep up the wonderful work. Its much appreciated.
    Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 23:22:54 -0600
    Subject: Wonderful work I hadnt read your info for months and I am so impressed with the wonderful job youre doing. Shortly before our support group meeting in March, Ill
    post the info for you. Thanks again and keep up the good work!
    - Lynn Samuel
    Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 13:22:53 -0500
    Subject: Congratulations All of us at IMMCO Diagnostics are very impressed with your web site. We have been perusing the site over the last month. It is very informative and thorough. Your efforts to disseminate this valuable information to celiac sufferers is commendable. Feel free to contact us if you require information, articles, or content for your page. We would be happy to help.
    Sincerely,
    Vijay Kumar
    Kurt Neukom
    Kevin Lawson
    Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 08:48:15 -0500
    Subject: Celiac disease I have just joined America-on-line and have accessed your Scotts Celiac Page. This is a letter of appreciation for all the work you have done to help
    celiacs. I am very impressed with the extent of your Table of Contents and have just printed about half of everything there. Fascinating articles.
    -J. Trevett

    Date: Mon, 26 Feb 1996 10:30:44 EST
    From: MS. BRENDA DAVIS
    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.
    Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 15:53:49 +0000
    From: Carol Young
    I love your home page and it has helped me as well as my doctor better understand how to be wheat and gluten free. What you are doing here is
    wonderful.
    Date: Sat, 6 Apr 1996 23:08:48 -0500
    Subject: just wanted to thank you Hi, my name is Michael and I wanted to thank you for you great home page. My grandmother is a Celiac patient and she is lost as to what to do. She heard about something called the internet and I told her I would look. I did look and their was no better place than yours. Your home page and the various links will make her day. She is 75, which is strange for Celiac patients but also it is harder for her to learn or even know where to look. Thanks to you she now does. This disease needs to be brought out in the open, it seems like many people have it yet, not many companies etc... cater to them. It is very hard to find these products but you have helped. Thanks again!
    Date: Sat, 20 Apr 96 06:03:56 -0700
    From: Michael Esker
    Subject: Celiac Home Page What a great site! This is a great example of the real benefit of the Internet. I was born with celiac, although it was not diagnosed until I was about 3! I dont remember, but my parents say the first few years of my life was hell for them and me. I felt I grew out of it at about 18 so I went off my gluten free diet. Mainly so I could drink beer. I am 31 now, but due to not feeling as well as I think I could, and possible long-term consequences, I think I am getting back on the diet to see what happens. Part of this action stems from my young nephew who also might have the
    disease. At least its being considered and tested for with diet these days! Your home page will be an invaluable resource as I, and my nephew, try
    to get back to a better life. Thanks for your effort.
    Date: Tue, 23 Apr 1996 22:26:51 -0400
    To: sadams@hooked.net
    Subject: celiac information Your page on the Internet is a Godsend to those few of us who need info & support for celiac disease. My adult daughter has just been diagnosed & Im searching for her benefit since she doesnt have access to a computer. Now I just have to figure out how to use the Internet & I cant think of a better reason to learn! Please add me to your mailing list for your newsletter which Ill forward to my daughter. Many thanks - keep up the good work.
    - Judy Fitzpatrick
    Date: Wed, 05 Jun 96 08:41:29 -0700
    From: Bertie Lynch
    Scott: First, Id like to thank you for posting your Scotts Celiac page on the Internet. Wonderful info, and a lifesaver for our family, as my
    husband was diagnosed with the disease last year, so once again, thanks.
    -Regards, B. Lynch
    Date: Tue, 18 Jun 1996 09:31:24 -0400
    Subject: Thanks for Information
    Thanks very much for sharing your Celiac information with others who have gluten problems. I have been very frustrated trying to find out what my
    problem is and now believe I may be gluten-sensitive. Your web page has been of great help to me in finding out if my symptoms are consistent
    with gluten sensitivity/intolerance. I am truly grateful that people like you make the effort to help those of us out there who are mystified by these symptoms. Thanks again, and keep up the good work!!!
    - Stefanie Crampton
    Date: Sun, 30 Jun 1996 01:15:46 -0400
    Please add me to your email list. Secondly what a blessing you sight has been to me and three other people to date. I have battled what everyone told
    me was IBS for the past three years and it was ruling and controlling my life. In the past three weeks with the information I found through your sight my life is so much better and I feel so much better. My sister and a friend are now experiencing the same effect since I share what I found with
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    -Jean
    Date: Sun, 07 Jul 96 14:26:25 -0700
    From: Cherie Jameison
    Subject: Mail list Please add me to your e-mail list. I deeply appreciate your web page, as well as all gluten-intolerance material on the Net. Like any of us who have celiac disease, I have my own tragic history until I cut out gluten from my diet (in my 40s). My childhood was painful, due in large part to gluten intolerance. What wasted, tragic years. Anyhow, weve all been through our own, sad backgrounds. Im so grateful that now increasing information is coming out and is available. Scott, thank you so very much for the wonderful work you are doing to help others!
    With warm regards,
    - Cherie
    Date: 09 Jul 96 11:05:02 EDT
    From: Karen Brody
    Subject: Praise for your efforts Hi. Ive needed to do some research on celiac sprue from the UK for a book Im writing for Sheldon Press called Coping with Coeliac Disease and your information on the internet has been very useful. Thanks from the bottom of my heart. The world needs more special people like you who care about peoples health!
    Thanks again for your help,
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    From: Perron Lino
    Date: Sat, 10 Aug 96 21:11:03 -700
    Subject: mailing list
    Thank you for your page and all the info. I will appreciate to be in your mailing list and learn about anything new about celiac sprue. My daughter is doing a lot better and she is growing ok on a gluten free diet. If for any reason you are traveling trough Italy come see us Be happy to meet you and thank you for he big help. Lino Perron Breuil Cervinia at the foot of the Matterhorn on the Italian side. Good place to climb and ski.
    From: Davis, Pamela
    Subject: Celiac mailing list
    Your web page is very informative. My mother was diagnosed with celiac a few years ago. She has a hard time finding information on the disease and has had to completely change the way she eats and cooks. This web site is a godsend to people like my mother. Please add her to your distribution list for any information that you e-mail out. Thank You.
    Date: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 09:20:13 -0700
    From: Randina Bliss
    Subject: well done

    Kudos to you for bringing this extremely well written Web page on Sprue and the pertinent articles that are necessary to better deal with
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    losing weight and having odorous diarrhea. Now that he is following a gluten free diet the dark circles under his eyes have gone, his
    hemoglobin is going up and has even managed to gain a few pounds. We have since learned from our older sister that my brother was
    considered malnourished when he was younger, the age of younger is unknown. He was always thin and had a low energy level. It is a shame
    the puzzles pieces took so long to be put together. His birthday is this Saturday (turning the big 50) and I wanted to make
    him something home baked (if I could find the ingredients). When I did a search via Yahoo, it gave me only this one. I am extremely grateful
    that it did as I have found this to be extremely helpful and will pass it on to my brother if he doesnt already have it.
    Your web page is the nicest I have seen to date. I really like and appreciate the graphics, the colors and the layout of the entire contents. It gets a four star rating in by book and is already bookmarked for reference. Thank you for gathering this information and sharing it with all of us.
    Date: Thu, 26 Sep 96 10:24:20 UT
    Subject: Thanks for this web page! Scott- Your web page has been extremely helpful to me in understanding this disease & helping my daughter, who is away at college in the US diagnose her problems. I am living in Germany, and have been feeling very frustrated and helpless when she reported her symptoms to me, and we sent her to dr. after Dr. for different tests. This has helped us solve her mystery, and after a gluten-free diet for several months, she feels like herself again. Your list of stores enabled me to call & order gluten-free care packages.. She was having severe pasta withdrawal & I was able to come to the rescue! Through your list of organizations I was able to contact Diane Schafer (New Orleans) who has called her & been most helpful in giving her encouragement & recommending a local doctor & nutritionist. Again, Thanks!!! Please add me to your e-mailing list.
    Gratefully, Ann Webb
    Date: Wed, 30 Oct 96 11:45:23 -0800
    From: FDC Librarian Linda Petriuk
    Organization: Food Development Centre, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
    Subject: Bless you! Im a librarian at the Food Development Centre (were a special operating agency of the Manitoba provincial government in Canada) and a distressed
    library patrons query about gluten-free foods has landed me on your website. I am astounded at how wonderful this page is! Really, the amount of work that has gone into your site is obviously great, and the information contained in it, some of which Ive passed on to my library patron, has helped a great deal. Particularly I had been looking for information about gluten-free foods for (fastidious) children with the intolerance, and it has been wonderful to see how much information there is. The library patron is very grateful that there is someone like yourself providing this sort of help to people in great distress with gluten intolerance,
    Date: Tue, 05 Nov 96 20:10:00 -0800
    From: Connie Christiansen With enormous gratitude for giving me the answers to long-sought questions. I am feeling so much better since following this program for two months. After years of searching, I have no more pain.
    Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 02:49:47 -0500 Thank you for putting together your home page. I have just discovered it, and it has opened up my celiac opportunities immensely. I have had celiac disease for 11 years, and have been so pleasantly surprised to find out that there are so many recourses now that were not available in 1985. Your page is one of my favorite places because of its listing of vendors, cookbooks, and recipes. Your information has led me to send for food catalogs,
    cookbooks, and newsletters. All of these things are a godsend to someone who thought Id never eat bread, cookies, pastas, and cakes again. Thank you for impacting my life in such a positive fashion.
    -Christine Zabel

    Date: Sat, 23 Nov 1996 11:40:49 -0800
    From: Fullerton, Stephanie
    Hi I just wanted to tell you that last spring my 11 year old son had to do a paper on a disease. He said he did not want to do something everyone knew about so I suggested Sprue because my mom had it all my life and I always was interested in it. At work I printed out your information and he loved reading it (much more than the medical books we got at the library!). He got an A on his report and the teachers comment was that it was very interesting! My mother passed away six years ago and I am so sorry she never got to see sprue on the internet!!
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    Stephanie Fullerton
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    From: Macniven, Jennifer
    Subject: Thank You!!

    Thank you so much for taking the time and putting so much effort into the Celiac Support Page. I am finding it very informative and also reassuring.
     
    Since changing diet, I have significantly improved. I have gained around 14lbs in weight, I am no longer so pale, my bowel functions are close to
    normal and the depression has lifted. I do, however, still suffer from a mental confusion or sluggishness. Given that I was an above average scholar,
    gaining a degree in French Language & Commercial French, I find it very frustrating now when I struggle for words. I also notice that my attention
    span is not good. Despite this, I still hold down a very successful career and speak at large conferences both here in the UK and also in the US.
    I thank you once again for your excellent web page. At one time, during my struggle to find out what was wrong with me, I thought I was going mad. I only wish I had been able to access the Web back then and visit your page.
    My very best regards,
    Jennifer Macniven
    Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 17:37:33 EDT
    thank you for your responses, as a newly diagnosed coeliac i found a lot of conflicting advice. You have managed to make some things a lot clearer.
    thank you, kind regards,
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    From: Pat Shechter
    Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 12:41:10 -0400 First, I want to give a huge (and long overdue) THANK YOU for the Web Site!! It has been so very helpful to me as I learn to live gluten-free and as my body recovers from the years of damage gluten did to it prior to my diagnosis. Even before I was diagnosed (in late April 1998), my
    gastroenterologist, strongly suspecting Celiac Disease, suggested that I begin to acquaint myself with the disease and the changes I would likely
    need to make by looking at the resources available on the Web. Your site was one of the first I found, and I have returned to it often in the past
    13-plus months. So many, many thanks.
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    From: L and J Morden
    Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 15:02:14 -0400
    Please forgive the familiarity but I feel I know you so well. Your web page is a very big part of our lives. Our oldest daughter, Emma was diagnosed as Celiac when she was only 8 mos. old. Thanks to the web page we have gotten many creative answers to some of lives many
    challenges; including birthdays, sleepovers and the like. Thank You to you et al.
    Lloyd Morden
    Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 15:29:24 EDT
    Subject: Re: Utah Research Project
    I want to thank you for your very informative web site. I have had 3 sisters diagnosed with Sprue since July. (Two of them were biopsy proven and the other was the overall clinical picture along with positive blood tests.) In your Miscellaneous Information Page, you had included information about several research projects that were recruiting families with two or more biopsy proven cases. With the second biopsy proven case coming back this week, we finally qualified. Now everyone in the family will be able to be tested. We have one sister who has been denied testing by the insurance company, and several other family members who do not have any insurance at all to help cover the costs.

    I spoke with Jeff Black today, and our family is now being included in the project. Jeff was very interested in the fact that there are 3 out of 6 siblings diagnosed with this, and c=several other suspected cases. Again, thanks...without your website, some of us would never get tested
    at all.
    Blessings, Judy Harp
    Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 16:22:07 EDT
    Subject: Harvard Family Health Guide

    I edited and contributed to the Celiac information in the newly published Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide. The Editor in Chief, Tony
    Komaroff, MD, asked me to recommend the single best Celiac site for their web pages and I recommended your site without reservation, since you have done such a marvelous job coordinating all the celiac information. Your site is highlighted on the FHG web site.
    Thanks for all you have done,
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    From: Zeca Martins
    Subject: from Zeca Martins - Sao Paulo - Brazil
    Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 12:05:32 -0200

    Congratulations for the new look of the Celiac site! I do not remember if I had already told you, but my project to change the Brazilian law about foods (I want all the food packages to show also the inscription It does not contain gluten, as well as the government provides all diagnostic support) has been accepted by the Brazilian Federal Congress and it is under technical analysis. Your internet site gave all the important information I needed to develop the project. So, thank you very much!!!
    Best regards,
    Zeca Martins
    Date: Sat, 6 Nov 1999 17:32:04 -0800

    You are one of the few sensible voices in the celiac community and I have always found everything you posted anywhere to be rational and unemotional, which is wonderful. I always get the feeling your efforts for the celiac community are pure and that you have no political agenda. That is EXTREMELY rare as Im sure you already know. You are a very special guy!
    -Joe Clemens

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    From: Carol C.
    Subject: Case Histories
    Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 14:12:55 -0500

    I am sending you a copy of a letter I am sending to my brothers doctor. My brothers story is sad as you will read from the letter. In fact, unknown to us, my entire family has suffered from celiac disease over many generations. Information from your web site has been copied and handed out, faxed, or emailed to many people, including doctors. . It has been our main source of insight and information.

    It is always a good feeling to know that your life has touched many and helped many, and your life has indeed done that. Thank you from my family. As a family we have only discovered celiac disease in our midst in the last few months. Here is the letter. Bruce probably would have gone on to become progressively more ill were it not for the information on related disorders that you provide. We await his biopsy results with hope for his renewed health.
    Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 13:56:57 -0600
    Subject: WebsiteI would just like to thank you and anyone else that is responsible for providing such an excellent website. I am a new sprue and also a RN.
    I have been quite frustrated in the huge amount of conflicting and anecdotal information available to me. Your site seems to be balanced
    and has more primary source material.
    Thanks,
    Sharon Ward

    Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 23:20:32 -0500
    Subject: Please Add MeThe hour is late, however I have to tell you just how much your site helped me tonight. My 8 year old son was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease - never having heard of it, you can imagine what all was running through my head as they explained to me the whys and wherefores!!! We return to the docs on Tuesday, your site helped me link to some very valuable information, giving me of course, a very long list of questions.... and the knowledge, that I should be tested, as I was told I had any number of things, the latter being IBS, I am also have thyroid disease, Hypothyroid, which too has been difficult to manage. I am just overwhelmed with the information so carefully laid out here. Im sure there have been those that have said Thank You - let me be counted among them - truly, you gave me a place to start from, where I had nothing... *smiles* thank you!!!! thank you!!!! thank you!!!!
    Please add me to your mailing list!
    Christine Schettig
    Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 11:03:03 -0400
    Dear Sir, Ive just received my first Celiac Support Page and want to tell you how very much it means to receive such current information.
    Ill not continue to bother you with e-mails but must thank you very sincerely for what you are doing. Sincerely, Joyce Dozois
    Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 15:07:27 EDT
    Subject: celiac websites

    Bless you or whoever put out the safe & forbidden food list, recipes, info, products etc...thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!! I have been omitting foods for 4 years, some which I dont have to omit. A whole new world just opened up for me between buying a computer and finding you guys. All too often people complain, so heres a compliment to brighten your day!! thanks again!
    From: Scott Wilterdink
    Subject: thanks!
    Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 04:13:06 -0600

    My name is also scott and Im writing to tell you how wonderful your web site is and will be for my friend Linda. She was recently diagnosed
    with celiac sprue disease, and like you, it took many doctors and many years of pain before someone came about this diagnosis. When i talked with her tonight, she was feeling really depressed because she was worrying what shed be able to eat, how she could find gluten-free products, and how she could stop the pain from coming back. Then, we found your wonderful web page! Not only do you explain more about the disease and give first hand experience to dealing with the disease, but u have gone out of your way to list countless numbers of web sites that will be beneficial to Linda, and other celiac sufferers.I just thought Id let you know that your hard work and effort has given Linda a much needed boost and change in attitude. They always say if i can just reach one person and help them, all the work is worth it. well my friend, your work was well worth it because you have helped put a smile back on Lindas face and hopefully it stays there for many years to come!

    Thanks again!
    Scott Wilterdink
    Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 21:31:24 -0600

    I am the Linda that Scott Wilterdink wrote to you about a couple of days of ago. I was in really getting in a deep depression and wondering how I was going to continue my own existence! I mean in order to eat I had to find something I could eat. However, every thing I was finding was just telling what the disease was. NOT what I do about being able to find the proper foods to heal my pain and suffering. You have been a God send to me as well as my friend Scott. I cant thank you enough. You have gone to an enormous amount of work to build your web site and I for one, cant tell you what it has meant to me. I will go through it like a fine tooth comb.. I dont want to miss a word or meaning. I want to also go just as thoroughly through the other web sites. Again I thank you so much for some hope that I was being to think was hopeless. I was worried about 2 sons and one son has 3 children of his own. I couldnt imagine passing on a gene that could make my grandbabies or my own babies suffer as I have without having a way to help them. And thanks to you... I have that answer now. I could go on forever on my feelings of your help and I wouldnt come close to how much it means to me. You have done a great job and great justice to anyone with celiac. I will surely send anyone in our position straight to you. I wish there was something I could do to repay you the life you have given back to me. I had given up. I was depressed and now I see a light at the end of the tunnel and with a husband that loves the challenge to help me and so VERY supportive.. I am one of the luckiest women in the world. and you have been a big part of me feeling so good about me again for the first time in many years!! I know that Scott W. has thanked you but I wanted to do that personally myself. What you are doing is so wonderful. So God bless you....you have to be one of his guardian angels.. I think maybe you have this disease because He knew how useful you would be to all the rest of us that just sit around feeling sorry for ourselves instead of doing what you have done. But no more of that. I intend to learn everything about this that is I possibly can and look at life as a positive thing rather than one that is just pain and suffering every morning. Thanks to YOU. That isnt true anymore.. I wake up feeling little pain to none on some days. And that my, guardian angel... is due to your efforts and hard work! I thank God every minute for friends like you and Scott W. Without people like you in the world...well it just wouldnt be the wonderful place that people like you two make it!!!! Thank you so much again..
    From a fellow celiac from depression to loving life without pain again!!!
    Linda Koenig
    Date: 5 Dec 2000 19:06:58 -0800
    Hello, My name is Anna and I take care of an geriatric patient and have had my first encounter with a gluten intolerant person. I have visited this site many times and have received countless amount of help. w/o this site, Im sure this patient would be dead or close to it. At the time I started research on gluten intolerance and what it was exactly...she had already lost 35 pounds and was steadily losing. I emailed this site and received via snail mail various articles, cook books, pamphlets. Need I say...they have become our bibles and w/o them, we would be totally lost. I have emailed this site many times and my questions have always been answered quickly. I was truly surprised of the amount of ppl who arent even aware of this disease/condition....even her own doctor and our dietitian was not even aware of things she could or couldnt have. But, needless to say, with the help of this site...I have enlightened them!! I would really appreciate being put on the email list of updates and various a
    Sincerely,
    Anna Gibson

    admin
    Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 07:19:02 0000
    Subject: Newsletter
    Just wanted you to know that Ive just finished reading all three issues of the Scott Free
    newsletter. It is excellent! It is very professional; interesting articles. The
    newsletter seems to have started at a good time--I was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease
    in October 2002, and have been emersing myself in information about it. Thank you and
    keep up the good work!!
    Subject: thanks
    Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 12:35:28 -0600
    Thanks for the great website. I refer to it and recommend it all the time. Also I love your Scott Free newsletter. I have formed a local support group and used reference material from celiac.com all the time. You have helped many people.

    Keep up the good work!
    Lila Brendel
    Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 11:35:52 -0800 (PST)
    Subject: Thank you
    This is just a simple comment saying thank you for this website. I just turned 19 and have had stomach problems for 11 years now. Ive been to doctors before telling me that they thought it was nothing and so forth, and then I came upon this website and did a little "testing" as far as what I ate and what the results were. Sure enough I self-diagnosed myself and went on a Gluten-Free Diet after making another doctors appointment. It took nearly 2 months to finally get to the Doctor, but by then I had already determined I knew what was wrong with my body and had told him my situation and what I believed to be the problem. I had blood work done and they determined that I had celiac disease. I just want to thank you because you have no idea how much this boosts my emotions and my
    self-esteem, b/c i will finally be able to gain weight, and most importantly be able to live a Healthy life. Thank you so much
    -Patrick Dangolhick
    Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 15:35:00 EST
    Subject: Re: 2002 Summer Newsletter
    Scott,
    Your website was my salvation when I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease. The doctor just told me to go on a gluten free diet and that was all the info I got. I ordered Shelly Longs book and the info I got from your site has given me the info I needed to start this whole new life style. Thank you for your website and the hard work (I know) you do to maintain and update it!
    A Fan,
    Pat Minnigh
    Subject: Scott-Free Newsletter
    Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 09:10:50 -0500
    I dont usually send testimonials, but your newsletter is an excellent
    source of up-to-date information about Celiac Disease. I highly recommend
    it to anyone with celiac disease.
    Regards,
    Mack Cawthon
    Subject: Re: newsletter
    Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 15:48:48 -0600
    Thanks Scott, I want to tell you how much I appreciate your site. I am a mental health therapist and am accustomed to reading the original articles in journals. In several cases, I read the original article and your review later. I found your reviews to be on track in conveying the essential information in a vocabulary that is accessible to the layperson. Your site is my first stop when I need to do some research on a celiac topic. The Scott-Free newsletter appears to be maintaining that high standard already. Thank you for making being the mom of a kid with celiac a little less stressful.
    Kathleen Apodaca
    Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 21:29:09 EDT
    Subject: I just want to say thank you!
    I am 22 years old and I have been suffering with this disease for a number of years. My stomach would wake me up everyday with severe intestinal cramps and then I would commandeer the bathroom for about an hour (I am sure you know what I mean). Sometimes my intestines would wake me up in the middle of the night and I would be in the bathroom for hours. Just like you I have had a barrage of tests ranging from liver tests to being diagnosed with IBS. I did everything I could to restrict my diet (except eliminating gluten of course) but nothing seemed to help, until I began to eat less and less food because I was literally scared to eat. I gave up on doctors or ever possibly finding a cure. I began to rapidly lose weight, I scared my friends and family who automatically thought I was an anorexic (which is not the case fear of becoming fat and fear of food because it will make you ill are two different things). So anyway my mother found this page emailed it to me and I thought "I can give this diet a shot? Why not?", I am happy to report that I have not had the slightest bit of pain since starting this diet. I wake up in the morning and I could honestly cry because it is such a relief to not feel sick everyday with no apparent cause. I apologize for rambling but I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart because without you I might have died. So thank you again. You are a Godsend.
    Feeling Healthy,
    Trish
    Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 09:33:42 -0400
    Subject: Re: Celiac.com
    Dear Scott,
    I must tell you that your site celiac.com saved my life. Its a long story, but I was just diagnosed with celiac at the age of 45 after a life time of stomach, bowel, joint and muscle problems. With the help of a nutritionist and your site, I was properly diagnosed and Im feeling better than I have ever felt in my life! Thank you for your continued hard work. We must continue to get the word out to friends, family and especially doctors, who seem to feel that celiac is not a major illness.
    Take care and thanks a million.
    Rita Gurkin
    Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 18:12:04 -0400
    Subject: Thank you!!!!
    Hi,
    I just found your site. It is absolutely incredible. My 18 year old son is celiac and some(most) of the recipes are so fantastic I cant wait to make them. I am just as excited about them as he is. He is going off to university in Sept. and most of the recipes say they keep well. One less worry for me, to know he has food he can eat!
    Thank you so very much for all the work you have put into your site. You are a God-send!
    Myra Lewis
    Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 22:09:40 EDT
    Subject: comments
    I would like to congratulate you on your website, and newsletters.
    The information is fantastic and very helpful.. Recently diagnosed with gluten intolerance (yeast and casein), I find your site one of the best for being informative.
    thanks, Linda Rendely
     
    Subject: Thank you
    Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 15:30:33 -0700
    The website is fabulous, well-constructed, and very useful. Thank you so much!
    Leigh Davisson
    Subject: RE: Scott-Free Newsletter - Technical Support
    Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 08:56:39 -0500
    Hi Scott,
    Thanks for the info on the newsletter. Please accept my sincere thank you
    for all the effort and work you put into producing the newsletter. I find
    it to be a most valuable resource in managing my sons celiacs disease.
    Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season to you and your family.
    Best wishes,
    Lori Uerz
    Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 09:15:14 -0700
    Subject: Re: Celiac.com
    Scott, thanks SO much for your help. I dont know how much of a one-person effort your newsletter is, but kudos to you and those who might be helping you. My daughter was not physically well enough to work but was always looking for ways in which to help others. Her ideas were grand but her diseases (diabetes and glucogen storage disease) were too devastating and her life all too short. She would have been 28 on December 18. I applaud your efforts to pass along such vital information to those who are gluten intolerant.
    Have a blessed holiday season!
    Terri Curry
     
    Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 06:52:52 -0600
    Celiac.com Update!Dear Mr. Adams,
    I just had to send a note of thanks to you...I appreciate all the information you provide through celiac.com. Very informative and helpful!
    Coming to learn about celiac disease/gluten intolerance in my family has answered many questions with health problems throughout the years. Having the information from your web site has been a primary source of information for us as we move from chronic sickness to new vitality. Thanks so much...you are a blessing.
    Grace and peace to you.
    Bonnie Hafeman

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    Connie Sarros
    Celiac.com 04/21/2018 - Dear Friends and Readers,
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    Jefferson Adams
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    "Brands with very specific product benefits, gluten-free for example, require precise targeting to efficiently reach and convert their desired shoppers,” says Todd Morris, President of Catalina's Go-to-Market organization, adding that “Catalina offers the only purchase-based targeting solution with this capability.” 
    Label Insight’s clients include food and beverage giants such as Unilever, Ben & Jerry's, Lipton and Hellman’s. Label Insight technology has helped the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) build the sector’s very first scientifically accurate database of food ingredients, health attributes and claims.
    Morris says the joint partnership will allow Catalina to “enhance our dataset and further increase our ability to target shoppers who are currently buying - or have shown intent to buy - in these emerging categories,” including gluten-free, allergen-free, and other free-from foods.
    The deal will likely make for easier, more precise targeting of goods to consumers, and thus provide benefits for manufacturers and retailers looking to better serve their retail food customers, especially in specialty areas like gluten-free and allergen-free foods.
    Source:
    fdfworld.com

    Jefferson Adams
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    First, the team used liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS) to analyze amino acid levels in fasting plasma samples from 141 children with celiac disease and 129 non-celiac disease controls. They then crafted a general linear model using age and experimental effects as covariates to compare amino acid levels between children with celiac disease and non-celiac control subjects.
    Compared with the control group, seven out of twenty-three children with celiac disease showed elevated levels of the the following amino acids: tryptophan; taurine; glutamic acid; proline; ornithine; alanine; and methionine.
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    This study shows that amino acids can influence inflammation and may play a role in the development of celiac disease.
    Source:
    PLoS One. 2018; 13(3): e0193764. doi: & 10.1371/journal.pone.0193764

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/18/2018 - To the relief of many bewildered passengers and crew, no more comfort turkeys, geese, possums or other questionable pets will be flying on Delta or United without meeting the airlines' strict new requirements for service animals.
    If you’ve flown anywhere lately, you may have seen them. People flying with their designated “emotional support” animals. We’re not talking genuine service animals, like seeing eye dogs, or hearing ear dogs, or even the Belgian Malinois that alerts its owner when there is gluten in food that may trigger her celiac disease.
    Now, to be honest, some of those animals in question do perform a genuine service for those who need emotional support dogs, like veterans with PTSD.
    However, many of these animals are not service animals at all. Many of these animals perform no actual service to their owners, and are nothing more than thinly disguised pets. Many lack proper training, and some have caused serious problems for the airlines and for other passengers.
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    Delta was the first to strike. As reported by the New York Times on January 19: “Effective March 1, Delta, the second largest US airline by passenger traffic, said it will require passengers seeking to fly with pets to present additional documents outlining the passenger’s need for the animal and proof of its training and vaccinations, 48 hours prior to the flight.… This comes in response to what the carrier said was a 150 percent increase in service and support animals — pets, often dogs, that accompany people with disabilities — carried onboard since 2015.… Delta said that it flies some 700 service animals a day. Among them, customers have attempted to fly with comfort turkeys, gliding possums, snakes, spiders, and other unusual pets.”
    Fresh from an unsavory incident with an “emotional support” peacock incident, United Airlines has followed Delta’s lead and set stricter rules for emotional support animals. United’s rules also took effect March 1, 2018.
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    cnbc.com

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    WHAT IS CELIAC DISEASE?
    Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that affects around 1% of the population. People with celiac disease suffer an autoimmune reaction when they consume wheat, rye or barley. The immune reaction is triggered by certain proteins in the wheat, rye, or barley, and, left untreated, causes damage to the small, finger-like structures, called villi, that line the gut. The damage occurs as shortening and villous flattening in the lamina propria and crypt regions of the intestines. The damage to these villi then leads to numerous other issues that commonly plague people with untreated celiac disease, including poor nutritional uptake, fatigue, and myriad other problems.
    Celiac disease mostly affects people of Northern European descent, but recent studies show that it also affects large numbers of people in Italy, China, Iran, India, and numerous other places thought to have few or no cases.
    Celiac disease is most often uncovered because people experience symptoms that lead them to get tests for antibodies to gluten. If these tests are positive, then the people usually get biopsy confirmation of their celiac disease. Once they adopt a gluten-free diet, they usually see gut healing, and major improvements in their symptoms. 
    CLASSIC CELIAC DISEASE SYMPTOMS
    Symptoms of celiac disease can range from the classic features, such as diarrhea, upset stomach, bloating, gas, weight loss, and malnutrition, among others.
    LESS OBVIOUS SYMPTOMS
    Celiac disease can often less obvious symptoms, such fatigue, vitamin and nutrient deficiencies, anemia, to name a few. Often, these symptoms are regarded as less obvious because they are not gastrointestinal in nature. You got that right, it is not uncommon for people with celiac disease to have few or no gastrointestinal symptoms. That makes spotting and connecting these seemingly unrelated and unclear celiac symptoms so important.
    NO SYMPTOMS
    Currently, most people diagnosed with celiac disease do not show symptoms, but are diagnosed on the basis of referral for elevated risk factors. 

    CELIAC DISEASE VS. GLUTEN INTOLERANCE
    Gluten intolerance is a generic term for people who have some sort of sensitivity to gluten. These people may or may not have celiac disease. Researchers generally agree that there is a condition called non-celiac gluten sensitivity. That term has largely replaced the term gluten-intolerance. What’s the difference between celiac disease and non-celiac gluten-sensitivity? 
    CELIAC DISEASE VS. NON-CELIAC GLUTEN SENSITIVITY (NCGS)
    Gluten triggers symptoms and immune reactions in people with celiac disease. Gluten can also trigger symptoms in some people with NCGS, but the similarities largely end there.

    There are four main differences between celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity:
    No Hereditary Link in NCGS
    Researchers know for certain that genetic heredity plays a major role in celiac disease. If a first-degree relative has celiac disease, then you have a statistically higher risk of carrying genetic markers DQ2 and/or DQ8, and of developing celiac disease yourself. NCGS is not known to be hereditary. Some research has shown certain genetic associations, such as some NCGS patients, but there is no proof that NCGS is hereditary. No Connection with Celiac-related Disorders
    Unlike celiac disease, NCGS is so far not associated with malabsorption, nutritional deficiencies, or a higher risk of autoimmune disorders or intestinal malignancies. No Immunological or Serological Markers
    People with celiac disease nearly always test positive for antibodies to gluten proteins. Researchers have, as yet, identified no such antobodies or serologic markers for NCGS. That means that, unlike with celiac disease, there are no telltale screening tests that can point to NCGS. Absence of Celiac Disease or Wheat Allergy
    Doctors diagnose NCGS only by excluding both celiac disease, an IgE-mediated allergy to wheat, and by the noting ongoing adverse symptoms associated with gluten consumption. WHAT ABOUT IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS) AND IRRITABLE BOWEL DISEASE (IBD)?
    IBS and IBD are usually diagnosed in part by ruling out celiac disease. Many patients with irritable bowel syndrome are sensitive to gluten. Many experience celiac disease-like symptoms in reaction to wheat. However, patients with IBS generally show no gut damage, and do not test positive for antibodies to gliadin and other proteins as do people with celiac disease. Some IBS patients also suffer from NCGS.

    To add more confusion, many cases of IBS are, in fact, celiac disease in disguise.

    That said, people with IBS generally react to more than just wheat. People with NCGS generally react to wheat and not to other things, but that’s not always the case. Doctors generally try to rule out celiac disease before making a diagnosis of IBS or NCGS. 
    Crohn’s Disease and celiac disease share many common symptoms, though causes are different.  In Crohn’s disease, the immune system can cause disruption anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract, and a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease typically requires more diagnostic testing than does a celiac diagnosis.  
    Crohn’s treatment consists of changes to diet and possible surgery.  Up to 10% of Crohn's patients can have both of conditions, which suggests a genetic connection, and researchers continue to examine that connection.
    Is There a Connection Between Celiac Disease, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Large Number of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients Sensitive To Gluten Some IBD Patients also Suffer from Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Many Cases of IBS and Fibromyalgia Actually Celiac Disease in Disguise CELIAC DISEASE DIAGNOSIS
    Diagnosis of celiac disease can be difficult. 

    Perhaps because celiac disease presents clinically in such a variety of ways, proper diagnosis often takes years. A positive serological test for antibodies against tissue transglutaminase is considered a very strong diagnostic indicator, and a duodenal biopsy revealing villous atrophy is still considered by many to be the diagnostic gold standard. 
    But this idea is being questioned; some think the biopsy is unnecessary in the face of clear serological tests and obvious symptoms. Also, researchers are developing accurate and reliable ways to test for celiac disease even when patients are already avoiding wheat. In the past, patients needed to be consuming wheat to get an accurate test result. 
    Celiac disease can have numerous vague, or confusing symptoms that can make diagnosis difficult.  Celiac disease is commonly misdiagnosed by doctors. Read a Personal Story About Celiac Disease Diagnosis from the Founder of Celiac.com Currently, testing and biopsy still form the cornerstone of celiac diagnosis.
    TESTING
    There are several serologic (blood) tests available that screen for celiac disease antibodies, but the most commonly used is called a tTG-IgA test. If blood test results suggest celiac disease, your physician will recommend a biopsy of your small intestine to confirm the diagnosis.
    Testing is fairly simple and involves screening the patients blood for antigliadin (AGA) and endomysium antibodies (EmA), and/or doing a biopsy on the areas of the intestines mentioned above, which is still the standard for a formal diagnosis. Also, it is now possible to test people for celiac disease without making them concume wheat products.

    BIOPSY
    Until recently, biopsy confirmation of a positive gluten antibody test was the gold standard for celiac diagnosis. It still is, but things are changing fairly quickly. Children can now be accurately diagnosed for celiac disease without biopsy. Diagnosis based on level of TGA-IgA 10-fold or more the ULN, a positive result from the EMA tests in a second blood sample, and the presence of at least 1 symptom could avoid risks and costs of endoscopy for more than half the children with celiac disease worldwide.

    WHY A GLUTEN-FREE DIET?
    Currently the only effective, medically approved treatment for celiac disease is a strict gluten-free diet. Following a gluten-free diet relieves symptoms, promotes gut healing, and prevents nearly all celiac-related complications. 
    A gluten-free diet means avoiding all products that contain wheat, rye and barley, or any of their derivatives. This is a difficult task as there are many hidden sources of gluten found in the ingredients of many processed foods. Still, with effort, most people with celiac disease manage to make the transition. The vast majority of celiac disease patients who follow a gluten-free diet see symptom relief and experience gut healing within two years.
    For these reasons, a gluten-free diet remains the only effective, medically proven treatment for celiac disease.
    WHAT ABOUT ENZYMES, VACCINES, ETC.?
    There is currently no enzyme or vaccine that can replace a gluten-free diet for people with celiac disease.
    There are enzyme supplements currently available, such as AN-PEP, Latiglutetenase, GluteGuard, and KumaMax, which may help to mitigate accidental gluten ingestion by celiacs. KumaMax, has been shown to survive the stomach, and to break down gluten in the small intestine. Latiglutenase, formerly known as ALV003, is an enzyme therapy designed to be taken with meals. GluteGuard has been shown to significantly protect celiac patients from the serious symptoms they would normally experience after gluten ingestion. There are other enzymes, including those based on papaya enzymes.

    Additionally, there are many celiac disease drugs, enzymes, and therapies in various stages of development by pharmaceutical companies, including at least one vaccine that has received financial backing. At some point in the not too distant future there will likely be new treatments available for those who seek an alternative to a lifelong gluten-free diet. 

    For now though, there are no products on the market that can take the place of a gluten-free diet. Any enzyme or other treatment for celiac disease is intended to be used in conjunction with a gluten-free diet, not as a replacement.

    ASSOCIATED DISEASES
    The most common disorders associated with celiac disease are thyroid disease and Type 1 Diabetes, however, celiac disease is associated with many other conditions, including but not limited to the following autoimmune conditions:
    Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: 2.4-16.4% Multiple Sclerosis (MS): 11% Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: 4-6% Autoimmune hepatitis: 6-15% Addison disease: 6% Arthritis: 1.5-7.5% Sjögren’s syndrome: 2-15% Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: 5.7% IgA Nephropathy (Berger’s Disease): 3.6% Other celiac co-morditities include:
    Crohn’s Disease; Inflammatory Bowel Disease Chronic Pancreatitis Down Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Lupus Multiple Sclerosis Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Psoriasis Rheumatoid Arthritis Scleroderma Turner Syndrome Ulcerative Colitis; Inflammatory Bowel Disease Williams Syndrome Cancers:
    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (intestinal and extra-intestinal, T- and B-cell types) Small intestinal adenocarcinoma Esophageal carcinoma Papillary thyroid cancer Melanoma CELIAC DISEASE REFERENCES:
    Celiac Disease Center, Columbia University
    Gluten Intolerance Group
    National Institutes of Health
    U.S. National Library of Medicine
    Mayo Clinic
    University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center