May is Celiac Awareness Month!

Did you know that there are over 300 symptoms associated with Celiac Disease?

Did you know that Celiac Disease affects 3 million Americans, yet 95% of sufferers don’t even know they have the disease?

Since my diagnosis, I have seen a large amount of gluten-free products hitting the shelves, and an increased amount of gluten-free options in restaurants (I talked about this on the news). I’m thankful for this. Not only because it makes my life easier (and yours), but it also means there has been an increased amount of awareness.

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Keep Austin Gluten Free: Saturday May 29, 2010

This Saturday is the first annual Keep Austin Gluten Free Dialogue and Vendor Fair. In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, this event was founded by the wonderful women behind Worldwise Grains, a local company that makes the cereal-like product called Arzu. People’s Rx is also a sponsor, with over 4 locations around Austin; they specialize in compounding medications (gluten-free), vitamins, organic cafes and offer a variety of gluten-free grocery products.

The event will take place between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Food for Life in Cedar Park. The cost is FREE! Make sure and stop by to meet some of your local gluten-free entrepreneurs and fellow Celiacs! Help raise Celiac awareness for our local gluten-free community, as well as the national gluten-free community. I will be out-of-town because of prior arrangements I made for Memorial Day weekend, but I will be there in spirit!

For more information:

Food For Life, Gluten Free Restaurant
2051 Cypress Creek Road
Cedar Park, Texas 78613 Directions
Contact: (512) 331-0096 | Contact: 512-674-1957