Sorghum is celiac-safe: Study

“The cereal grain sorghum is a safe food for consumers with celiac disease and therefore ideal for gluten-free formulations, new research finds.” ~Source: bakeryandsnacks.com

Read the full article, prepared by Kacey Culliney: bakeryandsnacks.com/R-D/Sorghum-is-celiac-safe-Study

Free Webinar April 9: “Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, and Neuropsychiatric Disease”

NFCA_WebinarThe expanding spectrum of gluten-related disorders is a clear indication that the gluten protein can cause an immune response in bodily systems other than the small intestine. Interestingly, research has found that different gluten proteins are the source of the various abnormal immune responses.

Join the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness for a free webinar on Tuesday, April 9, 8:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 p.m. PDT, as Armin Alaedini, PhD of Columbia University Medical Center discusses the current research on the role of gluten in popular areas of interest such as schizophrenia, ataxia, autism and ADHD.

Register for this free webinar, sponsored by Mary’s Gone Crackers.

Source: celiaccentral.org/webinars

‘Chef to Plate’ is Almost Here!

Gluten Intolerance Group‘s ‘Chef to Plate’ International Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness chef-to-plate-poster-2013-smallCampaign is back starting May 1! Chef to Plate is an initiative designed to help spread awareness of Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance via restaurants with gluten-free menus (and a strong understanding of serving the gluten-free community). The campaign will take place internationally throughout the month of May.

“In 2012, this campaign reached further than ever, with over 1400 restaurants participating in 4 countries—the United States, Canada, Turkey, and Italy.” (~Source: gluten.net). This year, help make the campaign bigger than ever. Visit gluten.net for more info.

Why is the Gluten-Free Diet On The Rise?

“Hear more of Dr. Murray’s expert insight on celiac disease and gluten sensitivity at the 2013 CDF National Education Conference. Learn more at celiac.org/conference.html

“Gluten-free Whether You Need It or Not”

“Eat no wheat.

That is the core, draconian commandment of a gluten-free diet, a prohibition that excises wide swaths of American cuisine — cupcakes, pizza, bread and macaroni and cheese, to name a few things.

For the approximately one-in-a-hundred Americans who have a serious condition called celiac disease, that is an indisputably wise medical directive.

Now medical experts largely agree that there is a condition related to gluten other than celiac. In 2011 a panel of celiac experts convened in Oslo and settled on a medical term for this malady: non-celiac gluten sensitivity.”  ~Source: New York Times Blog

Read the full article on the New York Times Blog, WELL, prepared by Kenneth Chang.

Register Now for CDF Camp Gluten-Free – San Bernardino, California July 15-19, 2013

Take part in the Celiac Disease Foundation’s Camp Program (ages 7-17) or Mentorship Program (ages 18-22). For more information about CDF’s Camp Programs, or to donate funds and/or food for the camp, please click here.

Camp Program: July 15-19, 2013
Ages 7-17

At CDF Camp Gluten-Free(TM), campers with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten
sensitivity enjoy sports, swimming, arts and high adventure in a strictly gluten-free environment. Camp is held July 15-19, 2013 at Camp Fire Camp Nawakwa, located in the beautiful Barton Flats Area of the San Bernardino Mountains in CA and accredited by American Camping Association.

Mentorship Program: July 13-19, 2013
Ages 18-22

The Mentorship Program gives young adults with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten
sensitivity enriching leadership and camp counselor experience. Mentors attend training
the weekend prior to camp (July 13-14) and then are assigned to a cabin to live
with younger campers for the remainder of the week. In this fun and life-changing
experience, Mentors help Campers develop confidence and independence in living gluten-free.

Donations
CDF Camp Gluten-Free(TM) is able to offer reduced camp fees and provide camperships
for children in need through the generous, tax-deductible, support of individuals,
foundations and corporations.

~Source: Celiac.org E-Newsletter, January 22, 2013

NFCA Survey Participants Needed: Gluten-Free in College

“The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is seeking gluten-free college students and graduate students to participate in a nationwide survey about their experiences on campus, including meal options and social challenges.

The survey will help NFCA identify students’ most pressing concerns and guide the development of new resources and tools to address those concerns.” ~Source: CeliacCentral.org

To take the survey by February 15, visit this link: http://bit.ly/YBHjo3

“Will a Pill Soon Enable Celiac Patients to Eat Gluten?”

“Scientists are making progress on the creation of a pill that would allow people with celiac disease to safely eat gluten in much the same way that lactase pills allow people with lactose intolerance to eat dairy products without upsetting digestion.” ~Source: celiac.com

Read the full article on celiac.com, prepared by Jefferson Adams.