Posts Tagged 'celiac'

gluten tag!

These days many people are intolerant to gluten, not necessarily pathologically allergic, but sensitive enough to cause some profound health effects.  Until recently it was believed that 1 in 10,000 people had trouble with gluten.  Now it is believed to be closer to 1 in 100.  People with gluten intolerance should not eat foods that contain gluten, such as wheat, barley and other grains.  Those foods can trigger an autoimmune reaction in the intestines and prevent the proper absorption of nutrients.  Severe gluten intolerance, referred to as celiac disease, is an autoimmune disease, like diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.  To get the disease, you must have a genetic predisposition Continue reading ‘gluten tag!’

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