• University of California - San Diego

    UCSD Offers Free Public Lecture on Celiac and Gluten

    Brief calendar listing: “Celiac Disease and Gluten: Facts, Fiction & Controversies”, a free community lecture by experts from UC San Diego's William K. Warren Medical Research Center for Celiac Disease, will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, at the UCSD Health Sciences Education Center, lower level, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, UCSD La Jolla campus. Registration and information: (858) 822-1022 or http://celiaccenter.ucsd.edu

    Experts Available:

    What: Free Lecture: “Celiac Disease and Gluten: Facts, Fiction & Controversies” *

    Experts from the William K. Warren Medical Research Center for Celiac Disease at UC San Diego will discuss celiac disease, along with common misconceptions, misinformation and controversies related to celiac disease in a free community lecture.

    *There is a fee to park on campus.

    Why: Celiac disease is an inflammatory autoimmune condition of the small intestine triggered by the consumption of gluten, a dietary protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. It affects all age groups from infancy to adulthood. Celiac disease occurs in approximately 1 in 100 people in the United States, yet it is estimated that 85% of the U.S. population with the disease remain undiagnosed. There has been a growing interest in Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet, and with that interest has come an abundance of conflicting information that is often difficult to accurately assess. Topics to be covered include symptoms and testing, and management of the disease through a gluten-free diet. Following the lecture, a roundtable question and answer period will be held.

    Who: Speakers:
    Martin F. Kagnoff, MD
    Director, Wm. K. Warren Celiac Center

    Kimberly P. Newton, MD
    Pediatric Gastroenterologist
    Director, Pediatric Celiac Disease Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

    Shawna L. McNally, MPH, RD
    Nutritionist, Wm. K. Warren Celiac Center

    When: Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

    Where: Health Sciences Education Center Lower level, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, UC San Diego La Jolla Campus

    To register, and for additional information: (858) 822-1022 or http://celiaccenter.ucsd.edu

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  • Below are the dates and locations of upcoming major celiac meetings for 2010, courtesy of Nancy Lapid. These conferences will have educational sessions, exhibits, and a variety of other activities and opportunities. If you would like to add your conference to this list, please email me at Tatiana@TheGFReview.com.

    Coeliac Youth of Europe

    Conference 2010
    September 16 to 19, 2010
    Conference Information

    Celiac Sprue Association

    33rd Annual Conference
    Kansas City, MO
    October 28-October 31, 2010
    Conference information

    Major Gluten-Free Exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand

    Irresistable Gluten-Free Food Show

    October 2 to 3, 2010

    November 13 to 14, 2010

  • AMC Theaters, in conjunction with the Autism Society have been conducting Sensory Friendly Films throughout the country on a regular basis.  The theater allows families to bring in gluten-free and casein-free snacks as part of the program.  Here's a typical theater: Wellesley, MA.  Here's the national release by AMC and the Autism Society: Download.
  • Gluten free cooking spree in San Francisco turns out to be a real treat: http://tw0.us/4Xx
  • Citypaper Gluten Free Cooking Spree (Video): http://tw0.us/4Sd
  • For Celiac Awareness Month (October) Whole Foods is running several in-store tours at selected stores. Visit: www.WholeFoods.com for more information.
  • Vail Celiac Clinic offered: http://tw0.us/41b
  • Link to Celiac Disease events for October in Chicago, NYC, Atlanta and Erie, PA. http://bit.ly/tz0gn

Gluten Free Superstore Opens With 4,000 Products

31 million Americans fight lifelong battles with digestive problems ranging from gluten intolerance to Celiac disease.

Springfield, MA (PRWEB) October 21, 2009 - A newly-opened online store will sell a wide assortment of gluten free products to clients who suffer from celiac disease and gluten intolerance. This medical problem can show up at any age, and once diagnosed, becomes a lifelong battle to control its adverse effects. To control the disease, patients must maintain a gluten free diet which eliminates products containing wheat, rye, barley, and oats.

Gluten Free Cookies
Gluten Free Cookies

While gluten free products are slowly finding their way onto grocery shelves, the typical selection is usually limited to 50 items or less. 'Our new online store has over 4,000 gluten free products,' said Dr. Tatiana DiDonato, founder of The Gluten Free Review and a Russian Allergist whose husband suffers from the medical condition. She went on to say, "This significantly increases the selection over typical grocery and health store offerings, and makes a gluten free lifestyle easier to maintain."

The Mayo Clinic and The New England Journal of Medicine are now reporting evidence that the disease may be linked to medical conditions ranging from osteoporosis and infertility to stunted growth, irritability, and depression. As these studies and reports start to propagate into mainstream medicine, physicians are becoming more aware of the symptoms associated with gluten and gliadin protein intolerance. As a result, the rate of detection and diagnosis is on the increase. Newest estimates are that the number of sufferers may be 4 times as large as the current population of 31 million.

'Watching my husband suffer from what he terms as being 'glutened,' is frustrating. Only time will tell if the maintenance of a strict diet will help heal his intestinal walls,' Dr. Tatiana went on to say. It was that frustration and the long, disappointing drives to health food stores that supply gluten free foods that became the catalysts for the creation of the site and the superstore. The website not only offers information about disease and breaking medical news, it also shows gluten free restaurant menus from chains like Outback Steakhouse and P.F. Chang's who have begun catering to this growing population.

For additional information on this gluten free website, visit www.TheGFReview.com, or you can go directly to the superstore at http://www.thegfreview.com/the-gf-discount-store.php.

About TheGFReview.com:

www.GFReview.com was founded in August 2009 by Dr. Tatiana DiDonato, a Russian allergist and pediatrician who was looking for solutions to her husband’s health problems.  The site contains medical news, links to restaurants that provide gluten-free menus, events, and the new gluten-free store.   Dr. Tatiana was recognized nationally in Russia for her innovations in the field of allergies, and by NAWBO in the US for her work as the co-founder of The Orphan Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps orphans and foster children find loving homes. 


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