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Celiac Disease aka Celiac Sprue and Gluten Free
“What on Earth is Celiac Disease?”
Celiac Disease, also known as Celiac Sprue, is a genetically-linked autoimmune disease in which the absorbing surface of the small intestine is damaged by gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and sometimes even oats. But as recently as two years ago, this illness was considered very rare in the USA, leaving many Celiacs misdiagnosed, under diagnosed, or simply overlooked altogether.
Until recently approximately 1 in 4700 people in the USA were diagnosed Celiacs. But recent medical research indicated that this figure was extraordinarily inaccurate. And suddenly, the long-accepted thinking that Celiac Disease was rare has literally exploded off of the medical horizon. It is now known that 1 in 133 folks in the USA (or more) are probably Celiacs…again going undiagnosed…and suffering needlessly for many years.
In Celiac Disease, nutrients pass through the damaged small intestine, unabsorbed, often creating a host of sometimes devastating health problems. Medical conditions and diseases that have been associated with Continue reading