Celiac Disease

Do You Have Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition. It is not an allergy or food sensitivity, although you can have more than one condition related to eating gluten.

When a person with celiac disease ingests even one breadcrumb of gluten, the immune system goes into attack mode. Perceiving the gluten molecule or fraction to be an invader, the inflammation that results harms the villi within the lining of the upper small intestines.

Malnutrition and malabsorption issues result.

Here, you will find articles on everything you need to know about celiac disease. Whether you are newly diagnosed with the condition or you have been living with celiac disease for several years or decades now, this page will keep you up-to-date on all of the latest research, news, and advice you need to know to stay in charge of your health and your life.

Celiac Facts and Information

What is a Super Sensitive Celiac? - Sensitivity is a spectrum. We all react to gluten in different ways. In this article, you'll learn how the FDA defines super sensitivity, which differs tremendously from how the celiac community defines gluten intolerance. In addition, you'll also get a glimpse into why I started this blog, as well as what finally put me on the road to recovery.

3 Faces of Celiac Disease: Which One Are You? - Since going gluten free, I've run into several different types of celiacs. Each category appears to have a lot of trouble understanding and relating to the other groups. This article describes the 3 main groups I've seen and gives you the major characteristics of each group.

Can You Have Celiac Disease if You are Overweight or Obese? - There is a misconception that is rampant within the medical community, and that misconception is harming those who have celiac disease. Many doctors will not test you for celiac disease if you are overweight and obese even though the scientific evidence shows otherwise. This in-depth article reveals the facts about overweight and celiac disease, and how eliminating gluten can help.