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 Disease and Other Autoimmune Conditions

What autoimmune conditions most commonly occur along with celiac disease? While there is vastly more information available now than there was even 20 years ago, autoimmune disease remains a complex and confusing phenomenon that leaves many questions unanswered. Celiac patients have a definite increased risk of developing additional autoimmune diseases, but the reason for this is incompletely understood. Thyroid disorders


Celiac Disease and Breastfeeding

Celiac disease is a growing problem, with at least 1% of the American population suffering with it.  It’s most commonly diagnosed in Caucasian women of European ancestry.  Celiac disease damages the small intestine, which prevents it from absorbing nutrients and can lead to a host of other problems. Symptoms of celiac disease include abdominal pain, constipation/diarrhea, fatigue, weight-loss and nutrient


Celiac Disease and Pregnancy

Celiac disease (also called ‘sprue’) is an inflammatory condition of the small intestine caused by an abnormal reaction to gluten which is a protein found in many grains.  The inflammation reaction harms the small bowel and therefore reduces the absorption of nutrients.  Undiagnosed celiac disease can lead to a host of other problems including: Anemia Growth restriction (in children) Bone


Living With Fibromyalgia and Celiac Disease

These diseases can be debilitating, and dealing with both at the same time can be doubly hard, as there aren’t always clear treatment solutions. But there are things that women suffering from one or both should know in order to mitigate symptoms and improve quality of life. Below we consider some of these issues. What are tips for managing the