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Celiac Awareness Month

Each year, May is Celiac Awareness month. One out of every 133 Americans has celiac disease (about three million), yet 95% of those with the disease remain undiagnosed, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. What is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by consuming a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. It causes the body to attack the small intestine and can cause serious damage if left untreated. Treatment for celiac disease is usually simply abiding to a strict, gluten-free diet. It sounds easier than is, sometimes avoiding gluten in your diet can be a challenge. Long term effects of untreated celiac disease is the susceptibility to other autoimmune disorders such as Type 1 diabetes or multiple sclerosis. Lactose intolerance and...


Natural Support for Gluten and Casein Intolerance

[caption id="attachment_780" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo: surlygirl[/caption] If you are suffering from digestive ailments but aren't sure what may be causing your discomfort, then you are like nearly 1 in 15 Americans who have a gluten or casein intolerance (or are more sensitive than normal to their effects). What are the symptoms of intolerance and how can we know if it's something more serious? Before you consider any long-term treatment options for your gluten or casein intolerance, talk with your doctor about some of the choices you can make to improve your health. Symptoms of a gluten intolerance: It’s important to note that a sensitivity or an intolerance is not the same as celiac disease, which is an autoimmune that requires total elimination of gluten from the diet. When...