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Hi! My name is Jess Madden. I am a mother, physician (Neonatologist), yogi, and runner with celiac disease. I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2010. Looking back, I began to have signs and symptoms of gluten sensitivity by the time I was eight or nine years old. For full details of my symptoms and journey prior to diagnosis, click here.
My goals for this website are to share my story, discuss my experiences living gluten free and raising (almost) gluten free kids, to summarize the most up-to-date research and medical information on celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and to be able to occasionally vent. I feel that having celiac disease can be both a blessing (most of the time) and a curse (once in a while).
I was fortunate to be able to participate in the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s Preceptorship Program in December 2014, where I had intense, specialized training in celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders. I also ran the 2014 New York City Marathon as part of the Celiac Disease Foundation’s Team Gluten Free. Some of my writings have been published in the magazine Gluten-Free Living and I have also been featured in the magazine Gluten Free and More. In addition, I was honored to be accepted as a member of the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD) in 2015.
I am currently enrolled in the Whole Health Medicine Institute with hopes to become a certified provider and be able to use the skills I have learned to help others on their autoimmune journeys. I am also a representative for EVER skincare, a new line of botanically-based beauty products that are 100% gluten-free and cruelty free. Please check out my website for more information and for ordering.Please check me out my Facebook page and share my page with others who may benefit: www.facebook.com/thepatientceliac. You can also find me on Twitter: @PatientCeliac and Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/patientceliac, although I admit that I am not on the latter two sites very often these days!
Thanks for reading and please let me know if you have feedback. I look forward to getting to know you, sharing information, and learning from you, as we are all on this celiac, and/or gluten free journey together.
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