HISTORY OF CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS DAY
“The United States Senate passed a unanimous resolution in 2005 supporting Celiac Disease Awareness Day on September 13th. The day recognized the birthday of Dr. Samuel Gee, the physician who first published literature on the nature of celiac disease and the need for a diet to treat the disease. The Senate continued to call for National Celiac Disease Awareness Day annually until 2011.”https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-celiac-disease-awareness-day-september-13/
What is Celiac Disease? Celiac.org says: “Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disease that occurs in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide, but only about 30% are properly diagnosed.”
What is Non-Celiac Gluten/Wheat Sensitivity? Celiac.org says: “People with non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity experience symptoms similar to those of celiac disease, which resolve when gluten is removed from the diet. However, they do not test positive for celiac disease.”
In this day and age, we are seeing more people with autoimmune diseases. Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease. Unsurprising, people prone to having one autoimmune disease will most likely develop more.