Living gluten free? Concerned about your gluten free health? Experts estimate that about 1% of Americans have celiac disease and need to go on a gluten free diet. The condition, caused by an abnormal immune response to gluten, can damage the lining of the small intestine. That, in turn, can prevent important nutrients from being absorbed. The only way to know for sure if you have celiac disease is to be tested.But even if you test negative for celiac, you can still have a reaction to the gluten in your diet. If you feel you are gluten sensitive you may feel better on a diet with little or no gluten.The good news: It’s getting easier to make healthy choices while living gluten free.Thanks to an ever-increasing selection of gluten free foods, it has become easier for people with true gluten problems to eat healthy diets.
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What is Celiac Disease?Celiac disease is a permanent intolerance to the gliadin fraction of wheatprotein and related alcohol-soluble proteins (called prolamines) found inrye and barley. Celiac disease occurs in genetically susceptibleindividuals who eat these proteins, leading to an autoimmune disease, wherethe body’s immune system starts attacking normal tissue. This conditioncontinues as long as these food […]
How is Celiac Disease different from wheat allergy? People can also have other medical problems, besides Celiac Disease, when they eat wheat or gluten (a protein composite from in wheat) and related proteins. Wheat allergy or an intolerance to wheat is one of the top 8 food allergies in the United States. Allergic reactions after eating wheat […]
What’s the connection between Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance and Infertility? Osteoporosis, depression, anemia—these seemingly unrelated conditions can be the result of undiagnosed or untreated celiac disease. So it should be no surprise that researchers are now discovering a connection between celiac disease, gluten intolerance and unexplained infertility in men and women. Let’s start at […]