Celiac Disease

Celiac disease prevents the body from digesting gluten, typically found in wheat, barley, rye and sometime oats. Those with celiac disease have a higher likelihood of managing other autoimmune conditions alongside celiac, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 diabetes, lupus and Addison's Disease. This section covers tips for managing celiac with pregnancy, breastfeeding and the challenges of celiac's coexistence with other autoimmune conditions.

Celiac & Cancer: How To Lower Your Risk

Gluten free = cancer prevention

Does having celiac disease increase my risk of cancer? It may, especially if you are not following a gluten-free diet. People with celiac disease seem to have an elevated risk for cancers of the small intestine, such as small bowel adenocarcinoma (normally a very rare cancer). In some ways this is not surprising, since people with celiac disease have an


Celiac Kids and School Success: 6 Tips From A Mom Warrior

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Our family’s gluten-free adventure began in 2003 when our son turned two and began to have a myriad of unpleasant issues. Ok, I know you are all going to laugh and say there is no such thing as a perfect two-year-old and I get that, but this was way more than just your typical two’s.  I stayed home with my beautiful new


“You Can Handle This. I Promise.” :: Why Adding Play, Risk Taking and Resilience Training Helps Your Autoimmune Life


Only folks who have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease understand what I am about to say:  Getting the diagnosis of both Celiac and Hashimoto’s resulted in tears of relief and a moderately enthusiastic happy dance (with jazz hands). You’ve had it as well, maybe – the diagnosis that comes rolling out from a tinny voice on the other end


Celiac Disease and Raynaud’s – Do They Go Together?


Autoimmune diseases, probably owing to a non-specific and poorly understood immunological response, often overlap or occur together.  That is, a patient with one diagnosed condition will commonly be found to have features of one or more other autoimmune diseases.  It appears, according to numerous anecdotal reports and a few case studies of patient experiences, those with celiac disease may indeed

Celiac Disease – What is the Latest Research for Symptoms and Treatment?

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Celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue or gluten sensitive enteropathy (GSE) is an autoimmune condition in which any food containing gluten – including wheat, barley, rye and many others – provokes an immune reaction.  This reaction produces a toxin that damages the wall of the small intestine, where solid food is absorbed, thus leading to a malabsorption syndrome. The