National Celiac Awareness Day 2017 is on Wednesday, September 13, 2017: Celiac Disease Awareness Month?
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 is National Celiac Awareness Day 2017. US Senate Designates September 13th as National Celiac Awareness ... Celiac Awareness - 1 in 133
May as Celiac Awareness Month
By Beth Hillson, President, American Celiac Disease Alliance
In response to the question about May as Celiac Awareness month — the overwhelming majority of celiac organizations and all of the Celiac Research Centers in the United States recognize May as National Celiac Disease Awareness Month.
Internationally, the Association of European Coeliac Societies recognizes Celiac Disease in May and celiac events are held throughout the world to raise awareness.
(The association represents 26 countries of the EU - including Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK)
The May observance in the United States was chosen to coincide with our international colleagues. It was also done in recognition of the many other medical conditions related to celiac disease that are observed in May. Celiac disease is still relatively unknown and being able to draw connections between these medical conditions and celiac disease helps to elevate its importance and enhance awareness. Some of the other May health observances include:
* Digestive Diseases Awareness Month
* Digestive Diseases Week
* Food Allergy Awareness Month
* Food Allergy Week
* National Arthritis Month
* National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
* Women’s Health Week and Women’s Health Check-up day
Organizations, Research Centers, and Companies supporting the May observance:
* Celiac Disease Foundation
* Gluten Intolerance Group
* Westchester Celiac Sprue Support Group
* American Celiac Disease Alliance
* National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
* University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research
* University of Chicago Celiac Disease Program
* Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University
* Wm. K. Warren Celiac Disease Research Center UC San Diego
* Bob & Ruth’s Gluten-Free Dining & Travel Club
* Ener-G Foods, Inc.
* Enjoy Life Brands™
* Foods by George
* Gluten-Free Living
* GlutenFree Passport™
* Kimball Genetics
* Living Without
* Pamela’s Products
* Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.
* Savory Palate, Inc.
It’s worth noting that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is extremely difficult for any condition, to compete for attention at that time. And since recognition and attention are key to raising awareness, May is a better fit.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey (NY) introduced legislation in 2004, 2006, and again, this year (H.Con.Res. 70) which emphasizes the designation of May as National Celiac Disease Awareness Month. That legislation now has 29 cosponsors and more are expected once Congress returns later this month. I hope this helps clarify why May is supported and endorsed as National Celiac Disease Awareness Month.
American Celiac Disease Alliance
I want to create a National Go Gluten-Free Week....?
although I agree that gluten free is a good lifestyle choice, its still that, a lifestyle choice, at least for those without celiac. therefore you would have a major uphill climb trying to get any official recognition. it would open the floodgates for vegan week, vegetarian week, casein free week, organic week, citrus diet week, etc.
you are incorrect, as long as nutrient values are maintained, gluten free diets are fine. throughout the course of human evolution, we have only been eating vegetation for approximately .09% of our development. therefore, our bodies are not necessarily designed to efficiently process many plant based nutrients. for example, soy is an extremely inefficiently metabolized protein source. our bodies can easily metabolize and utilize animal, whey and casein proteins. there is nothing wrong with a gluten free diet.
Pill for Celiacs..?
Here's some info on upcoming Phase II clinical trials for AT-1001:
How to Participate in the Trial:
To participate in the trial, you must be:
1. Age between 18 and 72 years
2. Diagnosed with celiac disease for more than 6 months
3. Negative anti-tissue Transglutaminase
4. On a gluten-free diet for at least six months
5. BMI between 18.5 and 38
Exclusion criteria—You may NOT participate if you are any of the following:
1. Current smoker
2. Has chronic active GI disease other than celiac disease (ex. Crohn’s, Colitis)
3. Has Diabetes
4. Unable to abstain from alcohol consumption for 48 hours prior to each intestinal permeability collection
5. Unable to refrain from consuming non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents for 48 hours prior to intestinal permeability collection
6. Participated in any clinical drug study within the past 30 days or has had previous exposure to AT-1001
7. Presents with or has a history of dermatitis herpetiformis.
If you are interested in participating, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Alba Therapeutics directly at 1-877-415-3282. There are currently 23 study locations nationwide.
Director of Programming & Communications
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
1700 North Moore Street, Suite 2225
Arlington, VA 22209
484-362-2678 ext. 103
Hope this is the information you were looking for.