May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month, right? Who better to give us answers to any question we may have about Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet than Danna Korn? Don’t know much about Danna? Read more below:
Danna Korn is considered one of the foremost experts on the gluten-free lifestyle. She is author of “Living Gluten-Free for Dummies,” “Gluten-Free Cooking for Dummies,” “Gluten-Free Kids,” “Wheat-Free, Worry-Free,” and “Kids with Celiac Disease,” and appears frequently in national and local media. Danna has been researching celiac disease since her son, Tyler, was diagnosed with the condition in 1991. That same year, she founded R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids), the largest support group in the country for families of children on a gluten-free diet. Today, Danna leads nearly 140 chapters of R.O.C.K. throughout the nation. She speaks frequently around the country to health care professionals, celiacs, parents of celiacs, parents of autistic kids involved in a gluten-free/casein-free dietary intervention program, and others on a gluten-free diet, and has been an invited presenter at two International Symposia on Celiac Disease, Danna is a consultant for a celiac testing company, and has partnered with General Mills on its gluten-free initiative.
Did You Know?
97% of Americans estimated to have celiac disease are not diagnosed.
Most people who have celiac disease don’t know it.
Associated conditions can develop if people with celiac disease continue to eat gluten.
Symptoms of celiac disease are vast, and include headaches, fatigue, weight loss or gain, gastrointestinal distress, joint pain, and even infertility.
One in nine U.S. households has chosen to watch, reduce or avoid gluten intake due to celiac disease or for other dietary reasons.
According to a recent study, as many as 1 in 20 Americans have some kind of gluten sensitivity
I have been offered the opportunity to interview Danna and share a video of her responses with you all. How cool is that? So, here is what I need from you guys….questions. What do you want to know about Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet? I am going to compile my list of interview questions straight from the questions that you guys leave in the comments section below. I need to have the questions submited by May 9, 2011. Once I have the video of Danna’s responses, I will post it here for you all to view. Ready, set, ASK!
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