Celiac Disease

Inflammatory and Immune System, Nutritional, Oral and Gastrointestinal

Celiac disease (gluten intolerance) is an autoimmune disease that is triggered by eating gluten –a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. The triggered autoimmune response causes inflammation in the lining of the intestine and interferes with the absorption of calcium, iron, folate, and fat. The immune response can damage the intestinal lining over time and cause uncomfortable symptoms such as diarrhea, bloating, fatigue, and weight loss. Celiac disease affects around one percent of the population.  If left untreated, unsuspecting sufferers can experience serious health consequences. There is not a cure for celiac disease. However, if you follow a disciplined diet plan that strictly adheres to eating foods without gluten then your symptoms can improve, and your intestines will heal.

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