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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.

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.

The Intestinal Villous Blunting (Flattening) in Celiac Disease is often “Patchy”

The Intestinal Villous Blunting (Flattening) in Celiac Disease is often “Patchy”

Teach kids about celiac disease and wheat allergies with our fun kitchen science and cooking club program!

Teach kids about celiac disease and wheat allergies with our fun kitchen science and cooking club program!

Celiac Disease: 10 Things for Doctors and Patient to Know

Celiac Disease: 10 Things for Doctors and Patient to Know

One in every 133 Americans have celiac disease. Spread the word. It's National Celiac Awareness Month.

May is Celiac Awareness Month

One in every 133 Americans have celiac disease. Spread the word. It's National Celiac Awareness Month.

Celiac Disease - and these conditions can also apply to those who are gluten intolerant, speaking from my own experience.

Gluten: The Whole Story - a great article on the difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease and what tests you can do to figure out if you have either. Both the author and I agree that the gold standard for testing is eliminating gluten for at least 6 weeks. Then reintroduce, and watch for adverse symptoms for the next 4 days.

Gluten: The Whole Story - a great article on the difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease and what tests you can do to figure out if you have either. Both the author and I agree that the gold standard for testing is eliminating gluten for at least 6 weeks. Then reintroduce, and watch for adverse symptoms for the next 4 days.

The Connection Between Gluten and Heart Disease--about interview with Dr. Mark Houston

The Connection Between Gluten and Heart Disease--about interview with Dr. Mark Houston

UH provides plentiful options for all students, including those with celiac disease - The Daily Cougar

UH provides plentiful options for all students, including those with celiac disease - The Daily Cougar