Celiac Disease

10 Things I Wish People Knew About Living With Celiac Disease

Imagine growing up constantly feeling sick and not knowing why. Feeling queasy every morning and not knowing why. Having a foggy head and complete inability to focus and not knowing why. Being told you have 20/20 vision but blurry eyes and not knowing why. Going from being “too skinny” to “too large” too quickly and […]

17 Unusual Requests That Help Those of Us With Celiac Disease

One of the most empowering things about having celiac disease, at least in my opinion, is that our health is largely under our own control. By following a gluten-free diet and learning what foods help us feel our best, we can not only live with celiac disease, but thrive! However, sometimes we need to rely on accommodations […]

21 Struggles Only Gluten-Free People Will Understand

I’ve been eating gluten free for eight years. It’s been so long that I can hardly remember what life was like before celiac disease. While eating gluten free has become easier for me, it’s still never easy. My struggles, and your struggles, are real.  When you eat gluten free – and when you’re serious about […]

5 Tips I Wish I Knew When I Was First Diagnosed With Celiac Disease

I was the second person in my family to be diagnosed with celiac disease, and I thought I was on top of everything. I figured I knew just how to handle it, and it would be no big deal. I was wrong. I was finally diagnosed after years of “it’s just stress.” I cut out […]

14 Facts About Celiac Disease

Going gluten-free may be a modern diet trend, but people have been suffering from celiac disease—a chronic condition characterized by gluten intolerance—for centuries. Patients with celiac are ill-equipped to digest products made from certain grains containing gluten; wheat is the most common. In the short-term this can cause gastrointestinal distress, and in the long-term it […]

42 Things You Should Know About Gluten Sensitivity

1. Everyone with celiac disease is gluten sensitive, but not everyone with gluten sensitivity will develop celiac disease 2. Gluten can cause autoimmune disease 3. Gluten can cause leaky gut 4. There are over 200 medical conditions that gluten can either cause, contribute to, or make worse. 5. Gluten is a common cause of unexplained […]

Are We Close to a Treatment for Celiac Disease?

Recent advances in understanding the condition have brought a surge of potential therapies to the drug development pipeline. Has scientific research made any progress toward a cure or treatment for celiac disease? Until about 15 years ago, pharmaceutical companies showed little interest in drug development for celiac disease, said Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the […]

11 Things People With Celiac Disease Do That Seem ‘High Maintenance,’ but Actually Aren’t

After you’ve recovered from the initial shock of a celiac disease diagnosis and started adapting to living gluten-free, you’ll probably begin noticing just how much your chronic illness shapes your everyday life. You might even find yourself feeling guilty for being so “high maintenance” because of the new precautions you have to take for celiac disease. I want to […]

73% of Celiac Disease Patients Still Exposed to Gluten Every Year

CD is a serious autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten (a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley) leads to damage of microvilli (helps in the absorption of nutrients) present in the small intestine. A recent survey of the celiac disease community by Beyond Celiac, the leading catalyst for a celiac disease cure, reveals the ongoing […]

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