Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Happy National Celiac Awareness Day!

September 13th has been dedicated Celiac Awareness Day in the United States.    

Why?  Especially when May is Celiac Awareness month? 

Dr. Samuel Gee. 

Who? 

I'm glad you asked. 

He's the doctor who is credited with being a pioneer in celiac research.  Specifically, he made the link between celiac disease and diet.

And today is his birthday.

Thanks in large part to this man, those suffering from this illness were provided with a means of taking greater control of their health and well-being through the observance of a strict gluten free diet. 

Three cheers for Dr. Gee!

So, let's not let this opportunity go to waste.  Take a few minutes today to educate someone about celiac disease and gluten intolerance.  In North America, it takes on average 10 years for someone to receive an accurate diagnosis.  Let's increase awareness and help lower that number. 

Send out a tweet, post it on facebook, or mention it on your blog. 

And enjoy a yummy gluten free treat while you're at it! 

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