Healthy Gluten-Free Family wants you to be informed and aware about celiac disease
Please note: Celiac disease is a serious medical condition that should be diagnosed only by qualified medical professionals. If you have health concerns, please seek competent professional medical advice before adopting any type of dietary restrictions, or any other treatment plan.
About Celiac Disease
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease whereby the body can not digest gluten, a protein found in wheat, barely or rye. Even trace amounts of gluten can trigger a response that severely inhibits the body from absorbing the nutrients in food.
While celiac is typically associated with digestive issues, there are hundreds of possible symptoms and reactions, and sometimes celiac disease is asymptomatic.
Celiac is an inherited genetic condition that can be triggered at any age. At this time, the only effective treatment for celiac disease is to adhere to a 100% gluten-free diet over a lifetime.
Please note: This section on celiac disease medical resources is in progress, with more detail coming soon. In the meantime, please avail yourself of the following resources on celiac disease for more information:
Medical and Research Centers:
- The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
- Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center
- Mass General Hospital for Children Center for Celiac Research and Treatment