May is Celiac Awareness Month

  What is Celiac disease?  The simple answer is a person with gluten intolerance.  We talked with Linda, The Gluten Free Homemaker, who was diagnosed with Celiac disease back in 2000.  As Linda explains,  “Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that is triggered by the protein gluten which is found in wheat, rye, barley, and contaminated oats.  When gluten is consumed, the body attacks itself.  Specifically, it damages the villi which line the small intestine.  This damage results in malabsorption of nutrients.”  The unfortunate thing is that when someone is affected with Celiac disease, if they eat wheat, their body […]