November 22, 2017



Note from Alice

Now Is the Time: We Can and Will Change the Future Together!

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Cooking with Oonagh


Celiac Disease Research Neglected in Federal Funding

Celiac disease consistently receives the lowest amount of federal research funding

New study concludes development of celiac disease is not associated with antibiotics used to treat common childhood infections
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pie Recipe


Why The Gluten-Free Diet Is Not Enough

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Note from Alice: Now Is the Time: We Can and Will Change the Future Together!

Join us! Beyond Celiac is going Bold and Beyond! Through your participation with Beyond Celiac, you are not only making history, you are making a better future for all of us. Research is the key that will unlock not only better paths to diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease, but also be instrumental in illuminating the path to solving all other autoimmune diseases. Think of it — together we can improve the lives of 50 MILLION AMERICANS living with one, two, three or more of the 100+ identified autoimmune diseases out there.

Our mission is to accelerate research. We need your help more than ever to keep the momentum:

For those diagnosed with celiac disease, or their parents:

Join us in making history. Tune in to the first ever Bold Beyond Research Symposium Webcast. Experts will be answering your questions. This expert panel have researched everything from better ways to diagnose and manage celiac disease to the development of new drugs that may offer treatment solutions in the future. Their published work spans over nearly two decades and has influenced the quality of life for both adults and children living with the disease. Additionally, they have been involved in studies that have expanded understanding of the triggers and mechanisms of celiac disease and propelled potential new treatments from the laboratory drawing board to critical clinical trials.

Please, please invest in your own health and join Go Beyond Celiac, an online community created by people with celiac disease, for people with celiac disease. Share your story, learn from others, and communicate with each other and with doctors, other healthcare providers and scientists studying celiac disease. Your participation in Go Beyond Celiac will drive research that leads to a better understanding of how celiac disease develops. Information we gather will help the medical community diagnose celiac disease more quickly and improve the diagnosis experience for patients. Most importantly, participation in Go Beyond Celiac will help answer your questions and lead to the development of treatments used with and in place of the gluten-free diet. Sign up at www.Go.BeyondCeliac.org.

For everyone:

Help us fund celiac disease research and accelerate solutions for a cure. Invite your friends and family to support Beyond Celiac using an easy-to-set-up individual fundraising page at www.BeyondCeliac.org/CeliActivist. Our goal is to have at least 100 people help us raise $50,000 for research. If you prefer to give instead of ask, we invite you to visit https://www.beyondceliac.org/donate and set up a generous recurring gift, or check out the other ways to donate.

Our vision is a world in which people with celiac disease can live healthy lives free from social stigma and fear of gluten exposure. You can help make this vision a reality. Let’s work together!

To living life Beyond Celiac,

Alice Bast
Beyond Celiac CEO

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Holiday FUN-draising!

Get your holiday shopping done early this year while supporting a great cause! Purchase our otter-ly adorable mugs for all your friends and family and help support Beyond Celiac in the year to come.

Each mug is $20 and features an adorable hand drawn otter holding its very own Beyond Celiac mug!


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Gluten-Free Cooking with Oonagh


Butternut Squash Bread Pudding

The perfect gluten-free Thanksgiving side dish that’s pure comfort food! (Plus a yummy gluten-free bonus recipe for gluten-free hard apple cider gravy.)


Roasted Beet Salad

A colorful and flavorful gluten-free salad or side dish–great for special holiday meals.

About Chef Oonagh Williams

Chef Oonagh Williams

British born Chef Oonagh Williams holds a culinary arts degree and spends her time cooking, writing, speaking, and educating the public on gluten-free and allergy-free diets. She herself has celiac disease along with other food allergies. When not writing or speaking nationally on food, she teaches cooking classes, hosts dinner parties, and offers one-on-one help. Locally, she teaches healthier food cooking classes including vegetarian cooking for everyone, as most real food is naturally gluten-free and free of many other allergens. Chef Oonagh had the honor of being a speaker at the Boston Celiac Symposium, alongside top doctors from Beth Israel, Mass General, and Harvard Medical School.

Buy herDelicious Gluten-Free Cooking e-book, over 200 pages, full color photos, only $20;

like her Facebook page, Gluten-Free Cooking with Oonagh, where she posts recipes, links to her appearances, and gluten-free products she’s discovered; and connect with her on Skype for help in following a food allergy diet.

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Celiac Disease Research Neglected in Federal Funding

Celiac disease consistently received the lowest amount of federal research funding over a five-year period compared to other gastrointestinal conditions, a review of National Institutes of Health data found. Additionally, the National Institute for Digestive and Kidney Diseases awarded the fewest number of grants to celiac disease research over the same period, from 2011 to 2015…


Antibiotics Don’t Increase Chances a Child Will Develop Celiac Disease

Antibiotics commonly prescribed for children do not increase the chance of celiac disease or type 1 diabetes developing in kids who are already at risk for either of the conditions, according to a new study…


Allergic Living: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies

By Catherine Ruehle

This twist on the classic whoopie pie combines two cake-like pumpkin cookies with a sweet-tart “cream cheese” filling. The cookies bake up soft in the center with a crispy exterior that softens when you add the filling…

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Photo credit: Andrew Grinton/Allergic Living

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Why The Gluten-Free Diet Is Not Enough

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