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The Essentials of Gluten Sensitivity

You can fall anywhere within a wide range of sensitivity to gluten, with celiac disease the extreme end of the spectrum. Being sensitive to gluten can affect you in many ways — from a mild headache when you eat foods with gluten to depression to life-threatening illness when you continue to include gluten in your diet.

What Is Gluten, Anyway?

You have to know what gluten is so you can avoid it if you’re sensitive to it or have celiac disease. The only problem is that the definition is pretty convoluted. Gluten is a group of proteins that technically [more…]

Gluten Sensitivity: A Range of Forms and Affects

Gluten sensitivity is a physical sensitivity to gluten. The condition is not easy to define, because these sensitivities come in a variety of forms. Think of gluten sensitivities as falling somewhere on [more…]

How Gluten Affects Behavior

Gluten is sometimes behind the scenes wreaking havoc on behavior and moods. Behaviors including “fuzzy brain” or an inability to concentrate — including attention deficit disorder [more…]

Symptoms of Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease

Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity share some of the same symptoms. Although the actual damage occurs in the gastrointestinal tract, specifically in the small intestine, the symptoms manifest in many [more…]

Health Issues Associated with Celiac Disease

Opting out of a gluten-free diet can increase your risk for larger health problems if you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Certain conditions are associated with celiac disease and if you don’t [more…]

How Gluten Attacks the Intestine in Celiacs

When someone with celiac disease eats the gluten found in wheat, rye, or barley, everything goes along just fine until the gluten reaches the small intestine. [more…]

Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmune Conditions

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease itself and is associated other autoimmune diseases, which means that if you have one of the following conditions, you may want to be tested for a sensitivity to [more…]

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