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May is Celiac Awareness Month and we're celebrating by showing how everyone and anyone can become a celiACTIVIST! Celiac disease is serious and affects an estimated 3 million Americans, but many people still don’t know about it. Now is a chance to educate and enlist the support of our family and friends in ways that fit your lifestyle.

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Did you know that most people need to see a message seven times to remember it? As we encourage every year, take time this Celiac Awareness Month to reflect on how celiac disease may be an invisible illness in your life and share our videos, infographics, or website with anyone who may benefit from knowing even just a little more about the hidden truths of living with celiac disease. The more you share celiac disease info on your feed, the more you’ll help raise awareness. Social media is an amazing way to educate. The average person has 338 friends on Facebook; sharing links and info with your friends can help spread the word quickly! And remember to use the hashtag: #ItsTimetoCeliACT!


Celiac Disease Infographics:

Click the pictures for full size, shareable versions.

Infographic: Celiac Disease at a Glance

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Research News Stories: 

Every day, researchers are working to get a better understanding of celiac disease and its various presentations. Ongoing research is also exploring potential drug treatments for celiac disease. Read and share the stories on our Research News Feed.

Celiac Straight Talk Podcast:

Listen and share episode 1: The Elusive Celiac Disease Diagnosis

Three Beyond Celiac community members take us through their diagnosis stories, complete with misdiagnoses, unnecessary tests and procedures, and psychiatric evaluations. 


Check out our Celiac Disease is a Monster video below!

As part of Celiac Awareness Month, Beyond Celiac launched the first in it’s series of videos, Voice and Vision, the State of Celiac Disease Research. The video features Markku Maki, M.D., an internationally known expert with decades of experience studying the intricacies of celiac disease. He describes where celiac disease research is heading, as well as where it has been:

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Sport your CeliACTIVISM and support Beyond Celiac by purchasing our new merchandise. The items you wear and carry are all opportunities to draw attention to what you believe in and can start a conversation. Be a celiACTIVST and let the world know!


Funds raised go toward celiac disease research projects - so by buying, you’re not only spreading awareness and getting something cute, you’re helping to pay for research. A win, win, win!

For cool, fun celiac-related items visit the Beyond Celiac online store.



Each year, individual people like you raise a total of $1.45 billion in support of something they believe in. Research takes money and every dollar counts. Do something fun this Celiac Awareness Month to raise money for research. There are countless of ways to do so: Start a Facebook Fundraiser, direct your birthday gifts to Beyond Celiac, walk a 5K, throw a party, start an individual giving page in honor of a friend or family member that has celiac disease or who supports you. There a million easy ways to raise money for celiac disease that can fit into your life.

Ways to Raise:

Fundraise with an Individual Giving Page

Start a Facebook Fundraiser

Donate Directly 



500,000: That’s the number of people diagnosed with celiac disease who have a story that can provide the clues that could lead to a treatment and cure. This year, we launched a unique online community, Go Beyond Celiac, that collects and compiles these stories from people with celiac disease and their caregivers about their journeys before, during and after diagnosis. Together, we can ensure that researchers understand our community’s concerns so they find solutions that meet our needs, and ultimately, find a cure. Every story shared brings us one step closer to a cure.

Sign up today at Go.BeyondCeliac.org

Video: Celiac Disease is a Monster

If you have celiac disease, you know it’s a monster. Its legions are some of the most common foods in the modern diet. Its secret weapon is gluten, a protein in wheat, barley and rye. The effects can be devastating: Anemia, anxiety, infertility, poor nutrient absorption, osteoporosis, increased risk of diabetes and cancer. It’s time we mount a counter attack. The strategy is simple. We will learn the secrets of celiac disease and use the information to defeat it. You have a story to tell that could hold the clues to a cure! Your story, along with the stories of thousands like you of what it’s like to live with celiac disease will help us tame it, treat it, and eventually cure it. Every story will bring us closer to a cure. 

JOIN us at Go.BeyondCeliac.org

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Make a difference! Help us continue our work in helping people with celiac disease live better, longer, until we find a cure. No amount is too large or too small to make a difference.

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Complete our Celiac Disease Symptoms Checklist today to find out if you could have celiac disease and how to talk to your doctor about getting tested.