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I have been diagnosed with celiac disease for 20 years. I have a six month old who I have exclusively breast fed to avoid her having issues with formula. Should I avoid gluten, dairy and soy with her? Should I test her for celiac disease at a certain age?
Beyond Celiac was founded as the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) in 2003 as the first patient advocacy group dedicated to improving the environment in order to drive diagnosis from a mere 3% and help people access the only medicine available for celiac disease: gluten-free food.
Today, Beyond Celiac serves the 21 million Americans requiring a gluten-free diet as the only treatment for celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (‘gluten sensitivity’). Through our Celiac Disease Symptoms Checklist and Talk. Tell. Test. campaign, we have increased the diagnosis rate sixfold. Gluten-free food is now available in every supermarket, convenience store and gas station across the United States. Our aggressive research agenda advances pathways toward a cure for celiac disease, which many experts believe is possible within just ten years.