Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Today's New York Post includes Chris Erikson's article "Celiacs: Gluten for Punishment."

Here's the kickoff to the article: "For the average patient, the road to Dr. Peter Green's door is marked by unexplained symptoms, misdiagnoses and accusations of hypochondria." Erikson goes on to write that the average celiac suffers for nine years before figuring out what's wrong, according to the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. That's at least one year shorter than the typical cited time span, so maybe it's a sign that people are becoming better-informed.

The article also quotes Ann Whelan of Gluten-Free Living, Bruce Bassman of the Brooklyn-based caterer Everybody Eats, and Kelly Courson of the Celiac Chicks.

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