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kchan

Olympia, Washington
I was diagnosed with Celiac Sprue after a several years of extreme illnesses, exhaustion, unexplained tummy issues, “ulcers”, etc through a biopsy. I will never forget standing in my wedding gown for the last fitting, answering the phone and hearing the diagnosis. I was a bit… well.. gobsmacked, to say the least. The doctor stated the mystery disease and told me that I could...

Digestive Disease National Coalition

Washington, District of Columbia
The Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) is an advocacy organization comprised of the major national voluntary and professional societies concerned with digestive diseases. The DDNC focuses on improving public policy related to digestive diseases and increasing public awareness with respect to the many diseases of the digestive system. The DDNC was founded in 1978 and is based in...
Communities: Digestive Health

Vanessa M. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven

Silver Spring, Maryland
Vanessa Maltin received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the George Washington University and holds a certificate in the Practical Applications of Food Allergy Guidelines. Currently, she is the Food & Lifestyle Editor of Delight Magazine and also serves as the Deputy Communications Director of Health Care for America Now, the organization working to provide all Americans with...

TheMuscleKitchen .. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine

Los Angeles, California
in 1999, I realized I was eating smarter than most bipeds who begged for my 'secrets'. That began a huge, wonderful journey and third career, nutrition. It's not about popping more pills, rather it's eating real pure foods to avoid as many pills as possible. Doing so helped me recover from an often untreatable dementia. The lightbulb in my head was dimmed for months (semi-comatose), but the...

Melissa MJ Health Maven

Golden, Colorado
I’m a Nutrition Therapist, have a degree in Exercise Science, am a Registered Yoga Instructor (I don’t currently teach classes), and have a personal interest and expertise in celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and holistic health. I’m on a mission to increase awareness of celiac disease and help people navigate the gluten-free lifestyle with confidence, strength, optimal...
Communities: Celiac Disease

sara33king Health Maven

amherst, Massachusetts
Communities: Dance, Exercise, Swimming , ...

Dr. Timothy Durnin Health Maven

Specialty: chiropractor (DC)
Lansing, Illinois
Communities: Exercise, Swimming, Martial Arts , ...

The Celiac Disease Foundation Health Impact Award

Studio City, California
Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) is a highly-regarded national organization recognized throughout the world. CDF strives to promote awareness and build a supportive community for patients, families and health care professionals. CDF is actively involved in advocating for patient concerns and networking with other national and international organizations. What Celiac Disease Foundation Does *...
Communities: Digestive Health

Laura F.

Tustin, California
Laura is a senior at California State University, Long Beach studying Journalism and Public Relations, with a minor in Communication Studies. In 2007, an article she wrote regarding the rising cost of birth control for students was picked up by U-Wire and published online at The New York Times. Her career goal is to use the skills she acquired in college to become a Journalism and Public...

Jules S. Patient Expert

Baltimore, Maryland
I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1999.  Since then, I have made it my personal mission to help others like myself eat and live well gluten-free. In 2006, I published the popular gluten-free cookbook Nearly Normal Cooking for Gluten-Free Eating. In December of 2008, my second book was released, The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free.   Through my weekly...
Communities: Celiac Disease