Recent studies are showing the gluten sensitivity may be much more common than previously thought. It may, in fact, be a separate disease entity that involves different organs and different mechanisms than celiac disease. While there is no doubt that the condition exists, the lack of definite criteria for a diagnosis has resulted in a skeptical attitude on the part of many doctors.He goes on to say: The acceptance of gluten sensitivity as a valid condition has evolved.– Dr. Peter Green – Director of The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University
60-70% of those who think they have celiac disease and seek help from his research center are actually gluten sensitive – they do not have celiac disease.
Communication from Dr. Alessio Fasano –University of Maryland Celiac Research CenterCourtesy of Dr. Vikki Petersen (Author of the Gluten Effect)
Gluten Free Society’s Stance
Gluten Free Society would like to take some time to thank all of the wonderful researchers, physicians, and proponents of the gluten free diet who despite great skepticism and ridicule from others continue to speak out. Below is a list of people I have had the opportunity to know and learn from…
Dr. Rodney Ford, Dr. Vikki Petersen, Dogtor J (Dr. Symes), Dr. Charles Parker, Dr. Peter Green, Dr. Allesio Fasano, Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Marios Hadjivassiliou, Dr. Kenny Fine, Dr. Ron Hoggan, Dr. James Braly, Dr. Aristo Vojdani, Cara Cozine (The Gluten File), and many many more.
Most of all, I would like to thank my wife, children, and patients without whose support, trust, encouragement, understanding, and patience this website would not have been possible.
All the best,