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What is Celiac Disease?

“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.

What is Celiac Disease?

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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and for more information about common facts and myths about celiac disease click HERE
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