Welcome to CeliacNow
CeliacNow focuses on the nutrition and medical management of celiac disease.
Southern California Gluten-Free Disaster Relief Efforts
Our hearts go out to everyone who has lost family, friends, jobs, animals and their homes in the recent double natural disasters of fires and mudslides in Southern California. Click here to learn more about GLUTEN-FREE disaster relief for those with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders facing long-term recovery: http://celiaccommunity.org/2017/task-force/
Celiac disease is one of the most common autoimmune disorders in the world. It affects as many as one in every 100 people. The number of celiac disease diagnoses is only expected to grow as doctors and the public learn more about it.
CeliacNow is designed for people with celiac disease who:
- May not have access to celiac clinicians and specialized nutrition care.
- May want to share the site with their own clinician.
- Want to read more about nutrition and the gluten free diet from an introductory to a more advanced level.
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We built CeliacNow to help you feel more comfortable and empowered about your health.
- To offer you easy access to concise, correct information about celiac disease, nutrition, and the gluten-free diet. Armed with this information, you can play an active role in your care, manage your disease with success, and improve your health and quality of life.
- To offer you some of the same information and resources about celiac disease that you would gain after visiting a skilled registered dietitian
- To add new topics and update existing information on a regular basis. We started with nutrition information and added medical information in 2013.
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Quality of Information
Each web page is written by the expert clinicians of the Celiac Center and our colleagues. Each web page is then reviewed by an expert celiac gastroenterologist and celiac dietitian. Authors' and editors' names, along with revision dates, can be found at the bottom of each page.
When possible, the information comes from nutrition or medical evidence-based analysis. In its absence, we use clinical experience or expert clinical opinion to support the information.
How to use CeliacNow: Understanding the Levels
Each topic on the site is divided into 3 levels to appeal to different readers.
- Level I: A brief introduction to the topic.Level I links to further information in Levels 2 and 3 which we encourage you to visit.
- Level 2: Further detail on Level I and additional information on the topic at a deeper level.
- Level 3: More complex information on the topic. There will be some overlap between Level 2 and Level 3. Some topics do not need a Level 3.
- Not all information from level 1 is included in levels 2 and 3. We encourage you to start with level 1 in most cases.
Our logo shows the villi (lining) of the small intestine growing taller (from left to right) as they heal on the gluten-free diet. Villi exposed to gluten are shortened or flattened in undiagnosed celiac disease. As they respond to the gluten-free diet, they begin to recover, becoming taller and better able to absorb food once again.