National Celiac Awareness Day 2017 is on Wednesday, September 13, 2017: Where can I find a list of appreciation and awareness months?
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 is National Celiac Awareness Day 2017. National Celiac Disease Awareness Day 9/13/12 - Pretty Little Celiac Today is National Celiac
Full List of Awareness Dates
1-31 National Blood Donor Month
1-31 Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
1-31 Poison Prevention Awareness Month
1-31 Financial Wellness Month
4-11 Women's Self-Empowerment Week
7-11 National Thank Your Customers Week
17 Customer Service Day
21-27 Hunt For Happiness Week
25-31 NYC Restaurant Week
29 Chinese New Year
1-30 Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
1-30 National Parent Leadership Month
1-30 Plant The Seeds Of Greatness Month
1-30 Library Lovers Month
1-30 Youth Leadership Month
1-30 National Weddings Month
1-30 Time Management Month
1-30 American Hear Month
1-30 Black History Month
1-7 Women's Heart Health Week
6 Ash Wednesday
6-13 National Patient Recognition Week
11-18 Heart Failure Awareness Week
12 Abraham Lincoln Birthday
12 NAACP Founded
14 Valentines Day
15 Susan B. Anthony Day
17 George Washingtons Birthday
18 Presidents' Day
1-30 American Red Cross Month
1-30 National Parent Leadership Month
1-30 Honor Society Awareness Month
1-30 Irish-American Heritage Month
1-30 National Athletic Training Month
1-30 National Caffeine Awareness Month
1-30 National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Month
1-30 National Clean Up Your IRS Act Month
1-30 National Collision Awareness Month
1-30 National Ethics Awareness Month
1-30 National Eye Donor Month
1-30 National Kidney Month
1-30 National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
1-30 National Nutrition Month
1-30 National Social Work Month
1-30 National Womens History Month
1-30 National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week
1-30 Poison Prevention Awareness Month
1-30 Steroid Abuse Prevention Month
1-30 Alcohol Awareness Month
1-30 Cesarean Awareness Month
1-30 Cancer Control Month
1-30 Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
1-30 Jazz Appreciation Month
1-30 National Autism Awareness Month
1-30 National Child Abuse Prevention Month
1-30 National Infant Immunization Month
1-30 National Occupational Therapy Month
1-30 National Oral Health Month
1-30 Women's Eye Health and Safety Month
3 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action
3 National Public Health Week (Climate Change)
4-10 Brain Tumor Action Week
5 Kick Butts Day (Tobacco-Free Kids)
6 National Alcohol Screening Day
7 World Health Day
11 National D.A.R.E. Day
11 World Parkinson's Day
14 Children With Alopecia Day (Alopecia Awareness)
16-20 Consumer Awareness Week
16 World Hemophilia Day
17 National Stress Awareness Day
19-26 National Infant Immunization Week
20-26 National Window Safety Week
21-28 Administrative Professionals Week
22 Earth Day
23 Administrative Professionals Day
25-30 National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Week
26 March for Babies (Walk America)
1-31 Haitian Heritage Month
1-31 American Stroke Month
1-31 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
1-31 Awareness of Medical Orphans Month
1-31 Family Wellness Month
1-31 Better Hearing and Speech Month
1-31 Better Sleep Month (Stress/Insomnia)
1-31 Clean Air Month
1-31 Correct Posture Month
1-31 Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
1-31 Healthy Vision Month
1-31 International Victorious Woman Month
1-31 Lyme Disease Awareness Month
1-31 Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
1-31 Motorcycle Safety Month
1-31 National Arthritis Month
1-31 National Athsma and Allergy Awareness Month
1-31 National Cancer Research Month month
1-31 National Celiac Disease Awareness month
1-31 National Hepatitis Awareness Month
1-31 National High Blood Pressure Education Month
1-31 National Mental Health Month
1-31 National Neurofibromatosis Month
1-31 National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
1-31 National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
1-31 National Preservation Month
1-31 National Shoes for Orphans Month
1-31 National Stroke Awareness Month
1-31 Older Americans Month (Senior Citizens Month)
1-31 Skin Cancer Awareness Month
1-31 Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
1-31 Women's Health Care Month
1-31 Ultraviolet Awareness Month
1 May Day
1 Ascension Day
1 Law Day
1 Loyalty Day
1 World Athsma Day
1 National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day
3 National Day of Prayer
3 United Nations World Press Freedom Day
3 Kentucky Derby
4-10 Brain Tumor Action Week
4-10 Be Kind to Animals Week
5 Cinco de Mayo
8 World Red Cross Day
8 VE-Day Anniversary
10 World Lupus Day
11 Mother's Day
12-16 National Neuropathy Week
12 World Fair Trade Day
12 International CFS Awareness Day
12 National Women's Check-up Day
14-25 Cannes Film Festival
15 Peace Officer Memorial Day
18 HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
19-25 Recreation Water Illness Prevention Week
24 National Schizophrenia Awareness Day
Could it be IBS or IBD?
They're actually starting to say that anyone diagnosed with IBS, or anyone with symptoms of IBS should be checked for celiac disease. Here's a link to the information by the National Institutes of health about celiac.
If that sounds like something that may be going on there are a couple of really good message boards that you can visit to find out more information.
I had IBS for 18 years before they figured out that gluten was causing all of my symptoms. I also really bad D. Lactose intolerance also goes hand-in-hand with celiac.
It's not uncommon for celiac to be misdiagnosed. Up until the last few years they thought it was a rare childhood disorder, but it turns out that it isn't the case and it actually effects 1 in every 133 people in the US. Very, very common. Most doctors honestly don't know the latest information on it and don't think to test for it. Unless he graduated from medical school just in the last couple years, most likely your boyfriend's doctor wasn't taught the newly discovered statistics on it.
I would take a printout of the NIH's page on celiac, along with the printout of the link on the left side of that screen referring to the Awareness Campaign so that the doctor can look at it.
Those message boards are helpful even if he ends up testing negative because some people can't tolerate gluten, but aren't technically celiac, and some people on the board end up discovering that their problems are caused by other common foods such as soy, eggs, corn, etc.
I hope he feels better soon.
Can gluten intolerance be the source of a consistent elevated Epstein Barr and Peripheral neuropathy?
Gluten intolerance can directly cause all sorts of neurological symptoms.
There is a huge message board for people with gluten intolerance (over 11 thousand people registered) . Many of us have or had neurological issues.
If you do have a gluten issue that is causing or contributing to your issues you need to be on a gluten-free diet because it will most likely get worse. It can get to the point sometimes where it is irreversible. You need to take the possibility seriously and at least give the GF diet a try. Some people have lessening of their neuro symptoms, and sometimes even full reversal.
You mentioned Epstein Barr. There are a lot of us whose celiac (gluten intolerance) was triggered by mono. I'm one of them. I got mono when I was 17 and was never the same after that, although it was mostly GI symptoms. It got worse through the years, and the last three years I developed mobility issues that were so bad that I could barely walk. If I hadn't found out about the gluten connection I would have been asking my doctor to help me apply for a disabled placard for my car rather than ask her to help me look into celiac. I was 35 by the time we figured it all out.
After I went gluten-free my GI symptoms AND my neuro symptoms went away like somebody flipped a switch. Gone. Poof. Within just days. With peripheral neuropathy you may be less likely to have a full recovery (if gluten is the issue) but it's possible.
Personally, I had the GI symptoms, the neuro symptoms and probably 20 other various and sundry symptoms that were directly related to gluten. Gluten intolerance is a multi-system disease and can cause symptoms as wide ranging as peripheral neuropathy, irritability, IBS type symptoms, insomia, exhaustion, skin rashes, etc. And everyone with gluten intolerance has different symptoms, different reaction times and different recovery times.
If you come to that message board and read the archives, you'll be able to learn a lot about gluten intolerances, testing, the gluten-free diet and anything else you can think of.
I hope you feel better soon.
Edited to add -
I wanted to address this to the doctor that replied. I'm a big proponent of alternative therapies such as allergy elimination, and have used NAET with great success for other things. I've also thought about going to school to do exactly what you do at some point.
BUT celiac and gluten "intolerance" aren't food intolerances or allergies (despite the name). They are genetic autoimmune diseases, so won't respond to the alternative therapies in the same way a lactose intolerance or a strawberry allergy would. The best you may be able to do is reduce symptoms. That sounds great at first, but a person with celiac sustains damage to their intestines, brain, nerves, etc. whether or not the symptoms are felt. Some people find out they have celiac without having any symptoms at all (tested because a relative tested positive) and find that the inner lining of their intestines (the villi) have been eaten completely away. As the years go by, this can turn into a lot of horrible things such as digestive cancers, nerve damage to the point where you need to use crutches or be in a wheelchair, anxiety and depression, etc., etc., etc.
Please come to the message boards and learn more about celiac and gluten intolerance. You are in a wonderful position to help a lot of people since people go to D.C.'s and other alternative practitioners once they give up on mainstream doctors. A lot of people end up getting diagnosed by their D.C. or naturopath. Only 97% of the 2 million people in the US who are estimated to have gluten issues have been diagnosed. There is a huge awareness campaign that the National Institutes of Health has launched, mostly geared toward doctors and other healthcare workers. Here's the link to their page on celiac -