Helpful Resources

Celiac disease

National Celiac Association
Celiac Disease (CD) is a genetic disorder. In people with CD, eating certain types of protein, called gluten, sets 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, leading to malnutrition and a variety of other complications. The offending protein, gluten, is found in wheat, barley, rye, and to a lesser extent, oats (WBRO). Related proteins are found in triticale, spelt, and kamut.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
This site introduces the patient to Crohn’s Disease. The mission of the foundation is to cure and prevent Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis through research, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these digestive diseases through education and support.

Digestive diseases

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
This Society represents over 7,500 Gastroenterologists, surgeons, and other digestive health specialists who remain committed to furthering the knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of GI disease through the appropriate use of endoscopic techniques.

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association (CVSA)

American Gastroenterological Association
This is the online resource for members of the American Gastroenterological Association, other medical professionals with an interest in digestive diseases, patients and the general public.

The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
The IFFGD is a non-profit education and research organization founded in 1991. IFFGD addresses the issues surrounding life with gastrointestinal (GI) functional and motility disorders and increases the awareness about these disorders among the general public, researchers, and the clinical care community.

American Liver Foundation
The American Liver Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of hepatitis and other liver diseases through education and research.

General health information

American Cancer Society

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Sponsored by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Food and Drug Administration by the Department of Health and Human Services



Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)


National Cancer Institute

National Library of Medicine