Thursday, May 1, 2014

Celiac Disease Awareness Month - May 1, 2014

Each day this month, I will be posting something about Celiac Disease.

Day 1:

The first step to awareness is understanding the basics, right? That is why I'm defining celiac disease. This information comes from the National Institute of Health website:

Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in everyday products such as medicines, vitamins, and lip balms.

This is quite the simplistic definition, but there might not be a simple way to define it.

How do you define celiac disease?

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