Celiac Disease

January 16, 2016
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Welcome to our site about enjoying life with Celiac disease. Here you will find creative solutions to living the gluten-free life and not just surviving but enjoying food again! What is Celiac disease? Who has it? Celiac disease, also known as Coeliac disease or Celiac sprue, is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine. It most commonly occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages from about mid-infancy onward. Some of the symptoms include pain and discomfort in the digestive tract (either constipation or diarrhea), anemia, fatigue, and failure to thrive. Vitamin deficiencies occur due to the reduced ability of the small Intestine to properly absorb the nutrients from the food eaten. When undiagnosed long-term, it can cause other autoimmune diseases and needs to be taken quite seriously. Gluten sensitivity, while quite uncomfortable, is not as serious as Celiac disease. For more information you can refer to Wikipedia or celiac.org. Because it is such a challenge to avoid gluten, I wanted to create this blog (soon to be book) to showcase what I have done to not only enjoy food again but enjoy food with others.  This is a positive approach to a very challenging disease of avoidance. Stay well! And, thank you for sharing with me in this journey!

Iris

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