Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May is Celiac Awareness Month

"Celiac Disease is not an allergy, it is an autoimmune disease in which people who have the DQ2 and/or DQ8 Celiac gene markers cannot handle gluten proteins from Wheat, Barely, Rye & some Oats. It’s commonly defined as an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. What does this mean? Essentially the body is attacking itself every time a person with celiac consumes gluten." Annie Nelson

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