Saturday, May 10, 2014

Celiac Disease Awareness Month - May 9, 2014

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

Day 9:

I apologize today's post is a day late. It's a common misconception that I'm perfect, so I thought I would talk about a common misconception about celiac disease. (Did anyone catch my joke?)

It used to be believed that you could outgrow celiac disease. Doctors commonly thought of it as a childhood disease. Unfortunately, this is not true, and the misconception was based on many factors. Lack of research and flawed research contributed most significantly to this misconception.

It's also unfortunate that many individuals began eating gluten again after they "grew out of it," only to later discover severe negative health repercussions from consuming gluten.

Celiac disease is a lifelong autoimmune disease which has no cure. The only treatment is a strict gluten-free diet.

Do you know anyone who was told they had celiac disease as a child, but they began eating gluten again because they thought they had grown out of it?

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