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Brian Eha interviewed Scott Adams regarding past and future trends in the celiac disease/gluten-free market, especially with regard to the future growth of gluten-free product sales.
This acritle gives a snapshot of the current market, traces some of its historical growth, and gives a perspective on its possible future.
CNN's Madison Park includes Celiac.com and Scott Adams in an article on Subway's new gluten-free sandwich buns.
"With Subway exploring a wheat-free alternative, is this a sign that major food chains are paying more attention to gluten sensitivities such as celiac disease?
Scott Adams, founder of celiac.com hopes so.
'Increasingly, restaurants are paying more attention to people with celiac,' he said, also listing Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill and P.F. Chang's."
Boston.com's Cassandra Bent interviewed Scott Adams regarding the future direction of the gluten-free food market, and current and future trends in celiac disease and gluten sensitivity diagnosis. From the article: "Today, Adams says, doctors are testing more patients and patients are asking to be tested more because of the vast amount of information and media coverage of the disease."
CNN Health interviewed Scott Adams regarding recent trends in the celiac disease/gluten-free market, including Subway's decision to test out gluten-free buns in some of their stores. The article quotes Scott extensively regarding the trend of many large restaurant chains which now offer gluten-free menus or gluten-free ingredient listings on their Web sites.
Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 1, 2005, Pg. D4
Title: "Choices Grow for Wheat-Free Diets"
by Jane Zhang
Celiac.com and The Gluten-Free Mall were both featured on Pg. D4 in an excellent article on the fast growing gluten-free food market, "That has fueled a 'constant bombardment' of the food companies by celiacs demanding to know what products are gluten-free, says Scott Adams, a celiac who founded the online Gluten-Free Mall and Celiac.com in Santa Rosa, Calif."
The article goes on to describe the gluten-free market in the USA as a $600 million dollar per year fast-growing industry, with celiac support group membership at over 95,000!
San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, May 11, 2005, Section F
Title: "Against the Grain"
by Carol Ness
Celiac.com and The Gluten-FreeMall were featured in the food section in an outstanding and very comprehensive article on gluten in foods, the gluten-free diet, and gluten-free foods. In the section "Fact about celiac disease and some resources" it lists: Celiac.com--a comprehensive 10-year-old Web site, based in Santa Rosa. Founder Scott Adams reports 250,000 visitors a month, a number that is rising 10-20 percent a year. Great site for information, food lists, message boards and links."
It also lists The Gluten-Free Mall as a resource for Gluten-Free Products, and says: "Glutenfreemall.com--Foods and recipes, supports Celiac.com."
Celiac.com was featured on Pg. 81 in an outstanding article on celiac disease in the February 2005 issue of Alternative Medicine magazine. In the section "A Day Without Gluten" Linda Smith, a librarian who lives in San Francisco, answers the question: "Are there any resources you'd recommend?" Her answer: "The one I've used the most is celiac.com. The site has lists of forbidden and safe foods, which is really handy, especially with all the unfamiliar ingredients used in processed foods, like malt, that we tend not to know about."
Celiac.com was featured on Pg. 64 in an excellent article on celiac disease in the February 17, 2004 issue of Woman's Day magazine. Woman's Day has more than four million subscribers, reaches a total audience of 20 million, and is one of the top ten selling magazines in the USA. Celiac.com is listed in this article as a prime source for information on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
Both Celiac.com and The Gluten-Free Mall were featured in a recent New York Times article on celiac disease! The article said the following:
"...But thanks to the efforts of others with the disorder, www.celiac.com offers reliable information along with
hundreds of gluten-free recipes and products and their vendors."
The article subsequently ran in many other newspapers across the country and internationally, including the International Herald Tribune.
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COMMENTARY: Adams posts his medical horror story here, describing years of misdiagnoses, invasive tests, and mounting medical bills before finally being diagnosed with celiac disease. Wanting to spare others the same fate, he has assembled an extensive collection of articles focused on celiac disease÷diagnosis, symptoms, recent research, related medical conditions and more.
The site is plain, but it is neatly organized and updated often. Those with gluten-intolerance will especially appreciate the lists of food products that aregluten-free, resources for other product listings, and information about companies that carry these foods.
The articles on medical matters are written by MDs and Adams presents both unproved theories and well-established facts in a responsible manner. We were, however, disappointed that the "Nutrition links" included some really questionable choices and this shaved some points off the accuracy rating.
Key subjects covered at date of latest review: recipes, allergies.
Nov. 9, 1998 - Congratulations from Links2Go - Diseases!
Your page: http://www.celiac.com/ has been selected to receive a Links2Go Key Resource award in the Diseases topic! The Links2Go Key Resource award is both exclusive and objective. Fewer than one page in one thousand will ever be selected for inclusion. Further, unlike most awards that rely on the subjective opinion of "experts," many of whom have only looked at tens or hundreds of thousands of pages in bestowing their awards, the Links2Go Key Resource award is completely objective and is based on an analysis of millions of web pages. During the course of our analysis, we identify which links are most representative of each of the thousands of topics in Links2Go, based on how actual page authors, like yourself, index and organize links on their pages. In fact, the Key Resource award is so exclusive, even we don't qualify for it (yet ;)!
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Award Net is proud to present the "Celiac Support Page" with one of our "Most Prestigious Awards", the "Chef Award" - May 14, 1998.
This award is not given lightly. The web site was thoroughly reviewed/critiqued prior to award consideration. We are pleased to report, your web site received a rating of Outstanding in the "Chef Award" category. Well done!!
Chosen for outstanding content and/or design, each selected site will be featured on our Web site and will also be feature on ChefNet our foodservice industry resource.
This award was developed by Gary Holleman, founder of ChefNet, editor of CUlinary Online, Food and Wine Online Newsletter, and Technology Editor for Food Arts magazine. The Food and Wine Online staff now continues this award as a tribute to Gary Holleman who passed away on October 21, 1997. Gary is now referred to by many as the "Father of the Culinary Internet".
From a broad overview of CD by a noted physician to close-up pictures of DH, this fellow celiac has compiled helpful information from a variety of sources including medical journals, books, doctors, scientists, and newsgroups. Get answers to FAQs, safe product lists, and information about grains. Read medical journal articles and research summaries, and plan to attend the next conference or meeting near you. Find out essential yet little-known information such as tax deductions for qualifying gluten-free items.
You'll also find information about related disorders and an explanation of allergy versus intolerance. Lists include suppliers of gluten-free products, celiac organizations, and publications, including gluten-free cookbooks, medical books, and newsletters with ordering and/or contact information. There's also a list of recommended doctors from all over the world. A search engine adds to this comprehensive, well-designed, and easy-to-use site.—KMP
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Site Details Scott's Celiac Page
Provider: Scott Adams
Celiac (gluten intolerance) is a condition often misdiagnosed by doctors. Scott Adams was told he needed surgery before he discovered that simple dietary changes could save him the pain and discomfort of his "condition," and he wants to help others avoid the same hassles. He's succeeded admirably in putting the necessary information out there; his page is comprehensive and well-written. It's a must-use resource for anyone who has unexplained, possibly dietary-related health problems.
NetGuide's Rating for the Celiac Support Page (5 stars is the best):
This is an informational notification to let you know that we have recently re-reviewed your Web site for inclusion in the Mental Health Net comprehensive Web database. I am happy to let you know that your site has been awarded a three-star rating on Mental Health Net, the largest review guide of mental health, psychology, and psychiatry resources online today. Mental Health Net is an Ohio not-for-profit organization devoted to mental health information and education resources online. A great page with information on this disease, diets, etc. Easy to navigate and read. Includes research information and many articles worth reading.
http://www.celiac.com/ - 7 May 1997 - TKS, and June 19, 1998 - JMG
John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
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Review of: Celiac Support Page - http://www.celiac.com/
Keywords: diseases, disorders
Compiled by: Scott Adams
Argus Clearinghouse 10/1997 Rating for the Celiac Support Page (5 checks is the best):
|Celiac Support Page
Target Audience: General Audience,
Contains: Causes, Signs & Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Medications, Advice, Support Group,
Keywords: celiac disease, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, dermatitis herpetiformis, nontropical sprue, celiac sprue, gluten intolerant enteropathy, gluten sensitive enteropathy, osteoporosis, tooth enamel defects, central nervous system disease, pancreatic disease, internal hemorrhaging, organ disorders, gall bladder, liver, spleen, gynecological disorders, amenorrhea, spontaneous abortion, infertility
Review: This Celiac Disease Web site is a thorough effort that can answer the most common questions about the condition. In addition to a long series of FAQs, it also offers articles on why gluten intolerance is on the rise, and what kind of treatments are available.
Articles here also explain the difference between allergy and intolerance, and identify both safe and dangerous foods. There are also listings of recipes, gluten-free suppliers, and the stores that sell them.
Pros: You will find a link to a celiac newsgroup here. An internal search engine makes finding your topics of interest easy.
Cons: An article on tax deductions for celiac sufferers may not apply to Canadian taxpayers.
Highlights: Make sure you haven't been misdiagnosed -- check out the list of diseases that celiac can be mistaken for.
Site presented by Scott Adams -
Site dated 3/31/97
Reviewed on 5/12/97