Gluten-Free and Peter H.R. Green M.D. , Part 2

Last week I posted an entry regarding a wonderful doctor devoted to the research and sharing of his knowledge regarding celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and gluten intolerance. Dr. Peter Green is continuing to impress me even more with his invaluable research. One issue I feel I should share as I agree with him fully on this: why the heck is there not more research being done to CURE celiac disease since it is so greatly widespread.

Why do we only hear about diets, foods and substitution lists? If you look around, most national organizations for people with chronic diseases have large funds of money raised for them regularly. So, why isn’t this the case with all the many organizations for people with celiac disease? There is NO funding or money raised regularly to get to the bottom of this disease and get to a cure.

Dr. Green points out that the people with celiac disease are more interested in finding out what to eat, something as basic as that. The national celiac support groups keeping telling people what to eat and giving them their solutions. But the research and the many questions to answer about the disease are not really looked at in the way that your other chronic diseases are and truly should be with the amount of people who are diagnosed and the amount of people not even aware they are walking celiacs or gluten-sensitive or gluten intolerant.

Raising money for research is the KEY way to make doctors more aware of the diseases.
Many doctors are not even aware of some of the basic signs and need to be informed or better informed.

Tina Turbin

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4 thoughts on “Gluten-Free and Peter H.R. Green M.D. , Part 2

  1. Tina you are right about Dr. Peter Green being a great doctor and researcher
    and he certainly is well respected by the international CD research
    community. I was fortunate to attend the 13th International Coealic
    Symposium in Amsterdam in April 2009. There were over 500 researchers /
    scientists attending the symposium from around the world. There were 50 oral
    presentations and 300 poster presentations, including several by Dr. Peter
    Green and his team. Several presentations dealt with research specifically
    looking for a cure for CD – but they are far from being close to a cure. So
    there is research in CD going on world-wide but as you pointed out, we can
    always use more research and for this the CD research centers do need more
    money in the US and Canada.

    You mention the celiac support organizations and thank goodness we have them
    competently fulfilling their mandates of supporting those with celiac
    disease and gluten intolerance. They do a wonderful job of this and also of
    creating awareness and lobbying for a better life for people with celiac
    disease and gluten intolerance. I’m certain before them, life for someone
    afflicted was a nightmare!

    We need to think of creative ways to help to raise funds for CD research. As
    you are well aware the competition with other diseases is challenging,
    especially in these tough economic times.

    Beth Armour, P.Dt., M.Ed.,
    Cream Hill Estates Ltd.

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