Hello! If you are new to Celiac disease I hope this information helps you! I know firsthand that it is scary and frustrating. Finding out that the food you are eating to fuel your body is what is making you sick- SAD! I know that the learning curve is steep! I find out things still today after dealing with this since 2008 that I didn’t know contained gluten! I used to feel embarassed to go to parties and bring my own food, or ask the host for a list of ingredients! I am no longer worried about hurting someone’s feelings because I can’t eat the food they made. I know that if I eat it I will be sick and it’s not worth it! The more we can educate people on what Celiac is the easier it will be for all of us who have it! The labeling is getting easier on food items! Restaurants are becoming aware and having gluten free menu items! Here is some information to help you educate yourself on what Celiac Disease is. 🙂
This is taken from the celiac website www.celiac.org
What is Celiac?
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. 2.5 million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.% | % | % | % | % | %