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hey everybody,

so the other day I was reading a magazine, and you know how they always have the newest horrible illness or some horrific accident or in most girl magazines anyways the newest diet, well I was thinking wouldn't it be great if they ran an article on celiac disease - you know spread the word a little :D.

So what do you guys think about a little letter writing? I was thinking everyone could consider sending in a letter/email to their favorite magazine (Seventeen, People, Cosmo etc..) about how they should consider writing an article on celiac disease.

Anyways tell me what you guys think about this idea??

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i think thats a wonderful idea, good on you :)


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Diagnosed coeliac - aged 14

                  Asthma

                 Osteopinia

                 High blood calcium

                 Crohn's disease -december 2012 

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I've been really interested in this as well. I've been writing to congressmen from my home state, Georgia, about cosponsoring a bill concerning Celiac but more needs to be done that everyday people will see. I was watching the movie Sydney White, with Amanda Bynes, the other day and they mentioned having a gluten-free diet, which was pretty cool. I would love to help you get something started. I know there has been a case of Celiac Disease on the TV show House but I think it would be awesome if other shows, like Grey's Anatomy, did something too so that people could learn about these things. Also Elizabeth Hasselbeck from the View has Celiac so maybe if she could help with something on the show.

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i think "teen vouge" may be the best bet, they are the only fashion magazine that doesn't make my brain cry or groan at teh sheer ignorance of todays youth. they put articles about "issues effecting teens today" - including health concerns on a regular basis, from that staff infection outbreak to girls who want to be anorexic.

but being realistic, how many teens want to hear "hey you've been feeling bad, maybe you can fix it by giving up pizza and all your other bad eating habits your friends find cool!" theres no point in spreading the word to teens, most of them would rather cut off their own hand than be socially abnormal. my brother is one of them, he wont get tested despite showing symptoms and knowing exactly what celiac is and all of its potential consequences.

spreading the word to their parents and teachers is much more helpful - i had a vague idea of what a gluten allergy was for 3 years now, but never looked into it until my mother saw a TV special and pressured me to.

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hey everybody,

so the other day I was reading a magazine, and you know how they always have the newest horrible illness or some horrific accident or in most girl magazines anyways the newest diet, well I was thinking wouldn't it be great if they ran an article on celiac disease - you know spread the word a little :D.

So what do you guys think about a little letter writing? I was thinking everyone could consider sending in a letter/email to their favorite magazine (Seventeen, People, Cosmo etc..) about how they should consider writing an article on celiac disease.

Anyways tell me what you guys think about this idea??

We should it would be really cool...but i am kinda shy about it, so maybe we could write a letter on here and sign on behalf of celiacs??

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but being realistic, how many teens want to hear "hey you've been feeling bad, maybe you can fix it by giving up pizza and all your other bad eating habits your friends find cool!" theres no point in spreading the word to teens, most of them would rather cut off their own hand than be socially abnormal. my brother is one of them, he wont get tested despite showing symptoms and knowing exactly what celiac is and all of its potential consequences.

spreading the word to their parents and teachers is much more helpful - i had a vague idea of what a gluten allergy was for 3 years now, but never looked into it until my mother saw a TV special and pressured me to.

I don't completely agree. I know teens don't want to feel different, but if celiac and alternate diets are mentioned more in magazines and shown in teen TV shows and movies, it will make eating gluten-free more socially acceptable. The more people hear about the disease, the less weird it becomes. It's also good to start mentioning celiac at a younger age so people are familiar with it so if they get sick later in life they'll know about it. I am so thankful someone had mentioned celiac to me years before I got sick so that when I did get sick I knew to try a gluten-free diet. My doctors certainly weren't going to be able to help me and without that mention, I wouldn't have been able to help myself, either.


Gluten-Free since September 15, 2005.

Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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