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2/6/08 12:40 P

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Done! We need big names to speak out on the issue of Celiac. I think that 11 years average to be diagnosed is a shame and yet one more point that starkly outlines the failures of our incredibly expensive, yet incredibly ineffective medical system here in the States.

A little awareness can go a long way. In discussing Celiac disease I have found one person in my neighborhood that new what I was talking about. Only one! She had had a college roommate years ago that had to live on rice... She never knew there was a name for the disease, just thought her roomie was a bit "off" mentally. After all, it must anorexia/bulemia/mental problems to not want to eat something as healthy as bread.

What will it take to have a gluten free option on every kid menu in every chain restaurant? Would it be too much to ask? What about gluten free hot meals in school?

Anyway, I'll rant later. Martha is a name that can help carry our message to the general population. Keep voting, keep speaking to people, let the knowledge spread.

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2/5/08 6:37 P

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I have voted as well. However I also think it is important to remember the resoources we already have and I don't know what I would do without the NZ Celiac magazine that's published 4x a year.
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"Although there may be difficulties, be strong, be brave , be patient and take heart."


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2/5/08 4:22 P

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I saw this on a blog I read and already voted...I wonder if it will let me vote again?

 
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2/5/08 7:01 A

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Count me in. I just voted too. I like the presentation right to the point.

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2/4/08 11:54 P

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I too have voted!

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2/4/08 7:53 P

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Thanks for sharing! We voted! :)

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2/4/08 5:09 P

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This was posted on the Celiac listserve. I think the poster put it very well:
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I think it's wonderful that Martha Stewart Media is considering an allergen-friendly magazine. I just hope everyone remembers people like Anne Whelan at Gluten Free Living (www.glutenfreeliving.com ) who has been publishing a magazine directed to our needs for ten years. Often, once the big companies become involved, we tend to overlook the little guys who have served us well. I truly hope that won't be the case here.

I have no financial interest in her magazine, however, I enjoy reading it and always learn something new. She consistently provides reliable, accurate information.


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10 Tests that could save your life www.50plus.com/health/10-tests-that-
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Dr. Alejandro Junger - 'Healing the gut' (from Dr. Oz) www.doctoroz.com/videos/3-day-jumpst
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2/4/08 5:05 P

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I voted!

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2/4/08 4:41 P

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Just wanted to let you know that Martha Stewart is having a contest for the next big idea!

A magazine for food allergies, sensitivities and gluten intolerances is currently at the top of her list. Please click on the link below, review the description under Alexis and vote for this big idea to help raise awareness, support and make this happen!

http://blogs1.marthastewart.com/martha/

Per the rules, you can vote as many times as you'd like (once per day) over the next few days. On Thursday, February 7, they will close the poll, and Martha will later announce the big winner!



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