A Grain of Sense. A Guide For Celiacs.
Navigating celiac disease is complicated, but simple steps are the key to setting you and your family up for a safer diet and better health. This guide will get you started.
Celiac disease, sometimes called celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.
If you have celiac disease, eating gluten triggers an immune response in your small intestine. Over time, this reaction damages your small intestine lining and prevents it from absorbing some nutrients (malabsorption). The intestinal damage often causes diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, bloating, and anemia and can lead to serious complications.
I have celiac disease. Now, what do I do?
Now more than ever, focusing your efforts on consuming nutrient-dense foods that are free from gluten will be your new way of life. Rather than looking at what you can’t have, let’s take a look at some of the foods that will help you with your new healthier lifestyle.
If you have just learned you have celiac disease, or perhaps someone you support, such as a child or partner, is dealing with the burdens of celiac disease, there is hope. This free resource will give you a starting point for nutrition a guide you toward feeling your best.
Note: The following resources are available to provide you with insight that may help you with your nutrition and health needs. Please remember that each person is unique, and your specific health implications can vary.