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On February 10th, I will be presenting Celiac Disease: Educating for Life to the Chester County Gluten Intolerance Group. This important topic covers the obstacles to prompt, successful diagnosis and treatment in the United States and the need for physician education to overcome these obstacles, reverse public frustration with the medical community and stop the shift of the public's focus from celiac disease and gluten sensitivity to the gluten-free diet fad. (more…)


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Gluten Free Works Publishing is helping people with celiac disease kick off a healthier 2010 by offering a $10.00 discount on the highly recommended celiac disease manual, "Recognizing Celiac Disease," now through January 8th.

"Recognizing Celiac Disease" is the ready celiac reference that thousands of people are using to get well and stay healthy.

"Recognizing Celiac Disease" lists over 300 symptoms of celiac disease and the nutrient deficiencies that cause them both before and after diagnosis. This comprehensive reference will help you understand gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, nutrient deficiencies and how they are affecting you so you can correct them and heal.

Doctors, dietitians, marines, chefs, hairdressers and celiac support groups across the country are using this invaluable tool. You can find dozens of reader letters on the Recognizing Celiac Disease website. Some are touching, some are amazing, but all of them rave about this fantastic resource and the information it gave them that helped them get better and monitor their health.

The list of experts from the most prestigious medical institutions who recommend the work is truly impressive. You can see them here.

"This masterful, comprehensive and easy-to-use resource guide will go a long way in helping folks restore their health and regain their lives, a goal we share. Recognizing Celiac Disease has a permanent place on my desk and I definitely will recommend this well-researched reference manual to healthcare professionals and patients alike."

-Alice Bast, Founder and Executive Director, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

Take advantage of this limited time offer and get your own copy now. You will be happy you did...

Click here for more information and to order Recognizing Celiac Disease.

------------------------- "Author Information: John Libonati, Philadelphia, PA Publisher, Glutenfreeworks.com. Editor & Publisher, Recognizing Celiac Disease. John can be reached at john.libonati@glutenfreeworks.com."

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Top Gluten Free Destination Contest – Contest is ENDED

December 7th, 2009 by Amy Fothergill

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Have you traveled somewhere recently and found great options for gluten free eating? Was it a restaurant, hotel or maybe a bakery? Well, if you have, please submit that location so others will know about it as well.

gftravelGlutenFreeTravelSite.com is hosting its second annual contest to find the "World's Most Celiac-Friendly Destination." The geographic location that receives the most review submissions on their site by December 31 will be declared the winner. (Last year it was New York; could it be San Francisco this year?!!.) (more…)

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Celiac Disease Events in Cleveland: Nov. 15 & Dec. 6

November 11th, 2009 by John Libonati

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Here are two fun upcoming events in Cleveland Ohio...sent in by Cindy Koller-Kass, President of the Celiac Sprue Association Chapter #50.

Greater Cleveland Celiac Association CSA Chapter #50 Meeting this Sunday, November 15, 2009 -

Parma Community Hospital at 2 PM in the Nelson Auditorium 7007 Powers Blvd (off Ridge Rd ) Parma. If you need specific directions--Please go to http://tinyurl.com/2e9emh

Bring your questions.

Topic: How to deal with family gatherings this Holiday Season

Come hungry! We will have a pre-Thanksgiving potluck and a Pie Baking Contest Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck ... (more…)

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The Greater Philadelphia Celiac Support Group is meeting at Abington Hospital this Friday, October 16 at 5:45 pm.

GFL0809 Ann Whelan, publisher of the popular magazine Gluten Free Living will be speaking to the group.

Location: Abington Memorial Hospital 1200 Old York Road Abington PA 19001 in the Lenfest Auditorium

Time: Doors open at 5:45 for visiting vendors and interacting with friends. Meeting officially begins at 7:30 pm. _____________________________________________________ VENDORS THAT WILL BE ATTENDING THE MEETING (more…)

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There are 3 weeks until the free Celiac testing event at the University of Chicago, Saturday, October 10. For complete details please read here.

Please call to set up an appointment as the event is expected to fill up fast..UofC

For more info: Call The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center at 773.702.7593.

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Annual Celiac Disease Conference to be held November 7, 2009

October 12th, 2009 by Kimberly Bouldin

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The 22nd Annual Celiac Disease Conference will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. The location is the Main Campus at Nationwide Children's Hospital in the Education Center, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205.

Check-in time begins at 7:30 AM, with pre-conference session beginning at 9:00 AM. The conference opens at 9:45 AM and ends at 4:00 PM. The cost is $40/person. The cost for shopping only is $10. Children 12 & under are free. You can sign up by mailing in your registration that can be found here or you can sign up online here. Registration fee includes materials, activities, lunch, snack & breaks.

There are so many wonderful exhibitors & contributors, such as Pamela's Products, Raisin Rack, Trader Joe's, Celiac Specialites, Bakery on Main, Chebe Bread Products, Mary's Gone Crackers, and many more. (more…)

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Philadelphians fill Wachovia Center to help raise awareness of celiac disease

A crowd of 1,200 gathered at the Wachovia Center on Wednesday, September 30th to celebrate the gluten-free lifestyle during the 6th annual Appetite for Awareness event. Hosted by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and title sponsor Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals, the event honoring John Binswanger and his family raised over $300,000 to support the organization’s national awareness campaign and programming.

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Over thirty of Philadelphia’s best restaurants participated in the event, which featured an entirely gluten-free menu. The festivities were a special treat for guests with celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder treated only through a gluten-free diet, eliminating foods containing wheat, barley and rye. Current estimates suggest the disease affects about 3 million Americans, yet over 95% live without a diagnosis.

Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider, who is a member of the NFCA Board of Directors, generously donated the Wachovia Center facility, which has been home to Appetite for Awareness event since 2008. (more…)

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Gluten-free Cooking Spree Coming to San Francisco

October 5th, 2009 by Amy Fothergill

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It looks like the upcoming gluten-free cooking spree has a lot of offer.

Here are the details:

Bay Area Welcomes the 2nd Annual San Francisco Gluten-Free Cooking Spree amy fothergill_billboard

San Francisco Gluten-Free Cooking Spree Brings Medical Professionals and Top Chefs into the Kitchen to Compete for the Best Gluten- Free Dish.

Join the excitement on October 30, 2009 as the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) brings San Francisco Area premier chefs, top doctors and members of the media together to raise awareness of celiac disease and gluten intolerance plus celebrate the gluten-free lifestyle! Treasure Island, which boasts spectacular views of the city and the Bay Area, will play host to this exciting annual Gluten-Free Cooking Spree. (more…)

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Pittsburgh Pirates Host Celiac Awareness Day September 27

September 24th, 2009 by John Libonati

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Celiac Awareness Day at PNC Park is a special awareness and fundraising event that will help to support awareness and patient programs of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG) , and the Celiac Sprue Association (CSA) throughout the region.Pirates_logo

Sunday, September 27, 2009 Game Time: 1:35 pm Pittsburgh Pirates vs. LA Dodgers Fan Appreciation Day at PNC Park Outfield Box: $20.00 ($5.00 donated) L/R Grandstand: $12.00 ($2.00 donated)

BIG NEWS!

The Pirates are going to have a gluten-free portable stand for the Celiac Awareness Day!! This is the food that will be served at this special concession stand. (more…)