Our Story

About Beyond Celiac

Founded in 2003, Beyond Celiac is the leading patient advocacy and research-driven celiac disease organization working to drive diagnosis, advance research and accelerate the discovery of new treatments and a cure. By engaging with the top scientists in the field, making the right investments in research and supporting the community, Beyond Celiac envisions a world in which people with celiac disease can live healthy lives and eat without fear – a world Beyond Celiac. www.BeyondCeliac.org.

A Little History

Alice Bast, Beyond Celiac CEO, founded the organization in 2003 following a long struggle with undiagnosed celiac disease.  Before receiving her diagnosis over 20 years ago, Alice suffered through multiple miscarriages, a full-term stillbirth, chronic fatigue, migraines and many other ailments.  Determined to not let others suffer the way she did, Alice founded Beyond Celiac, the first celiac disease organization dedicated to raising awareness of the autoimmune disease.  Now, Beyond Celiac aims to not only increase awareness and diagnoses but to also improve the quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet and accelerate research for treatments and a cure for celiac disease.

GREAT Kitchens is just one way Beyond Celiac is reaching this goal of improving quality of life by allowing those with celiac disease to eat without fear.