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Celiac Awareness Day

Today is September 13th, 2011. Celiac awareness day!  Why is it so important to have such a day? Because without awareness we have no voice, we will never have a cure, we will constantly suffer from mislabeled foods, accidental gluten intake, and cross contamination.

I have compiled some great links for everyone to read over, that are chock full of statistics. The saddest one is that 1 in every 22 people have this disease if someone in their family has it, and 1 in 133 people without a family history have Celiac, and yet no one knows about it? How is this possible?

Here are the links I have found:

http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddisease/pubs/celiac

www.celiaccentral.org/Celiac-Disease/facts-figures/35/

www.celiac.com/articles/1164/1/Celiac-disease-Statistics/page1.html

http://celiac-disease.emedtv.com/celiac-disease/celiac-disease-statistics.html

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spread the word today, blog, facebook, twitter, hang a billboard, hire an sky writer, put it on a hot air ballon, put a sign on your dog, write it in the sand, squirt on your plate with mustard, whatever it takes. Let's not run screaming through crowds naked with it painted on our bodies, that would be extravagantly silly, but tell someone who may not know about it.

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