Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Gluten-free kudos go to freelance writer Carolyn Torella for her article "Kids adjust to life with celiac disease" (May 20, 2007). Unlike recent items run by The New York Times and NPR, Torella's article suggests (albeit in a very understated way) that there's a real health crisis out there:
About 2 million, or 1 in 133, people in the United States have celiac disease, but it could be under-diagnosed, according to the NIH, as many of the symptoms could be attributed to other health problems.
The article reports on the family of Soul Dog owners Jenny and Adam Teague as well as some other "case studies." In the instance of one thirteen-year-old girl who was diagnosed in February 2006, it notes that she already cooks for herself (good for her!) and also benefits from the support of her friends (good for them!).

There is also a good set of resources on the right sidebar of the article.

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