“The more we know the less we understand” With all the information on the internet (and beyond) about fad diets, food trends, grain free, wheat free, paleo, autoimmune disorders; gluten intolerance, and gluten free eating it can be hard to shift through and decipher the truth from the myth. Many people (even those that proclaim to be following a gluten free diet) do not know what celiac disease is or have a hard time explaining it to others. Well knowledge is power and that’s where blogs like this one and so many others come in to play. A place to educate, information and raise awareness.
In honor of Celiac Awareness Month the Celiac Disease Foundation recently re-posted a very simple and straightforward article explaining what celiac disease is and what it is not. They did such a great job I thought it was worth a share.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.
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