Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine in people of all ages. Depending on the severity of the reaction to the disease symptoms can include fatigue, diarrhea, and the inability to absorb nutrients. Celiac disease, also referred to as being gluten-intolerant, refers to an intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, bulgur, couscous, barley, spelt and rye, to name a few. Gluten is not strictly in grains and can also be found in everyday products like toothpaste, ice cream and even ketchup. Worldwide, Celiac disease occurs in almost 1 percent of the human population, so for all of you sufferers out there you are not alone, and thankfully there are many resources to help you.
Since 1987, October has been celebrated as Celiac Disease Awareness month, both in the U.S. and Canada. Now is a great time to become familiar with the disease, especially if you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed.
Below is a list of some of the gluten-free diets we have reviewed at www.DietsInReview.com:
For some additional resource you can visit the following:
October 21st, 2009