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What Is Celiac Disease?

What Is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body reacts abnormally to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. When people with celiac disease eat foods that contain gluten, an immune-mediated toxic reaction causes damage to their small intestine as well as to other systems

Gluten: Can It Harm Your Brain?

Avoiding foods that contain gluten—the most common of a group of proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley—is the latest dietary trend sweeping across the nation, with sales of gluten-free foods and beverages predicted to reach $6.6 billion by 2017. The popular press credits gluten-free diets with preventing a variety

Quick-Start Guide to Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Quick-Start Guide to Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Understanding requirements of a gluten-free diet will enable anyone newly diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten allergy symptoms to read labels of food products and determine whether a product is gluten-free. Therefore, it’s important to have a quick-start guide to celiac disease.

Celiac disease is a life-long genetic disorder affecting children

Gluten-Free Foods: Some Are Healthy, but Others Are Not

Gluten-free (GF) foods are a multimillion-dollar industry. Almost every grocery store has a wide assortment of GF products, including bread, pasta, crackers, snacks, and desserts. If you have celiac disease (gluten intolerance) or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), going GF is the only way to prevent symptoms, which include abdominal pain,

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