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What is Gluten Intolerance?

Gluten sensitivity or intolerance is a condition that causes a person to react after ingesting gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Symptoms vary widely and can include gastrointestinal problems, joint pain, fatigue and depression. The same symptoms are associated with celiac disease, so it’s important to get the correct diagnosis. According to …

Published: June 18, 2013

What is a Wheat Allergy?

A wheat allergy is an immunologic reaction in which the body misidentifies gluten as a toxin. Unlike celiac disease, a wheat allergy does not cause intestinal inflammation or long-term damage to the intestine. Symptoms of a wheat allergy reaction range from mild, such as hives, to severe, such as anaphylaxis which threatens breathing and blood …

Published: June 18, 2013

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body mistakenly reacts to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, as if it were a poison. It affects one in 133 people, although most have not been diagnosed. When someone with celiac disease consumes gluten their immune system reacts by destroying the part …

Published: June 12, 2013

How To Save on Gluten-Free Products

Websites with the best GF savings These online retailers will save you the most money on gluten-free products. Some offer gluten-free items among other products and others are exclusively gluten free. GlutenFreeSaver.com is a daily deal site for gluten-free products. You can save 50 percent or more on the featured item and deals often include free …

Published: June 12, 2013

Eating at Restaurants

Dining out with family and friends is such a central part of living a happy, healthy, gluten-free life that you should not let the challenges it presents stop you from enjoying a meal outside your home. You can eat out, just be cautious. Restaurants If possible, go to restaurants that have a gluten-free menu. The …

Published: June 12, 2013

Resources & Support

Support groups and research centers throughout North America offer further information about celiac disease, gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity. Many also offer regional or local support groups to connect with other gluten-free individuals in your area.

Published: June 12, 2013

Newly Diagnosed

When you are new to the gluten-free diet, the simplest and healthiest approach is to start with fresh, naturally gluten-free foods. If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, this will help your body replenish the vitamins and minerals you may not have been absorbing before your condition was known. For both those with celiac …

Published: June 12, 2013