Finally, A Place Where Frum Celiacs Can Get Support/Help On The Web

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Celiac disease is a disorder in which eating certain types of protein called gluten will set off an autoimmune response that causes damage to the small intestine. This, in turn, causes the small intestine to lose its ability to absorb the nutrients found in food, which could lead to malnutrition and a variety of other serious complications. Gluten is found mainly in wheat, barley and rye.

The Frum Celiac Project was conceived by a frum couple who have three children with celiac and had questions that dealt with issues like “How will my children ever be able to make Ha’Motzi”, “What about eating a shiur of Matzah on Pesach” and “Are there any Gluten Free products out there that have hashgacha”.

Rav Matisyahu Solomon the Moshgiach of BMG was consulted as to whether a group like this should be started to help those in the frum community with celiac or should other generic celiac groups around the world be used. Rav Salomon suggested that a group that was dedicated to helping the frum celiac community would be a great Kiddush Hashem and a chesed. He then wished the endeavor much Bracha V’Hatzlocho and The Frum Celiac Project was officially launched.

We encourage all those who have Celiac and those that may know someone in their community with the disease to go to http://www.frumceliac.org.