the patient celiac

About Me

Hi! My name is Jess Madden. I am a mother of 4, physician (board certified neonatologist and pediatrician), writer, yoga lover, and runner with celiac disease. I was diagnosed with celiac disease in March 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.

I began to blog about celiac disease in 2012 on my old website,, and I transitioned to this site in 2017.


My goals for this blog 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 (NCGS), and to be able to occasionally vent. While I feel that having celiac disease can be both a blessing and a curse, it's definitely gotten easier to live gluten-free with time.  One of my greatest joys has been being able to help others when they are newly diagnosed with celiac or NCGS. I've also loved connecting with people with celiac disease from all over the world.


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 and numerous international newsletters.

I was accepted as a member of the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease (NASSCD) in 2015.

I completed training through the Whole Health Medicine Institute in 2016 and and I hope to be able to use the skills I learned in the course to help others on their autoimmune journeys and paths toward healing via phone consultations.

In 2017 I began to represent EVER skincare, a new botanically-based, 100% gluten-free and cruelty-free line of skin care products.  You can shop through this link.

​Please check me out on my Facebook page and share my page with others who may benefit: You can also find me on Twitter: @PatientCeliac and you can also connect with me on LinkedIn.




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.

Contact email: I can also be reached via the "Contact Me" tab on this page.


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