celiac disease

What is Celiac Disease and How Do I Treat It?

Today marks National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. If you are unfamiliar with this disease, it is a disease where your small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting certain foods. A way to help with celaic disease is to adapt a gluten-free diet into your lifestyle. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications. Gluten can be found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. In doing some reasearch, I’ve found that following a gluten-free diet may be very difficult. However, there are many foods, including coconut […]

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Quinoa in Gluten-Free Cooking

There may be new evidence to suggest the ancient grain, quinoa, may be safe for those with celiac disease. A new study recently released by The American Journal of Gastroenterology, found this particular grain is well received and does not worse the condition. Participants in the study had 50g of quinoa, cooked however they liked to, for six weeks. The researchers found, at least for the short period of time, it did not activate any response of the disease. This contradicts prior laboratory research. You can have a sensitivity to gluten without having celiac disease. A Gluten Intolerance is when […]

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National Celiac Awareness Day

Everywhere you look in the grocery store, you can now find the words “Gluten Free” on many, many products.  Gluten free awareness started because of people with Celiac disease. Celiac disease, also known as gluten intolerance, is a genetic disorder that affects at least 1 in 133  Americans. Symptoms of celiac disease can range from the classic features, such as diarrhea, weight loss, and malnutrition, to latent  symptoms such as isolated nutrient deficiencies but no gastrointestinal symptoms.  -From celiac.com Other people though have started a gluten free diet as a lifestyle change.  They say they feel better and are more […]

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