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Celiac Disease
19
May

May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

What is Celiac Disease? Celiac Disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the small intestine that interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People with CD can’t tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in everyday products such as medicines,...
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30
Sep

The Pros and Cons of Exercise When You Have a Gastrointestinal Condition

Most people can benefit from moving their body Whatever your age, there is a proven benefit to taking regular exercise. It’s not just athletes who need to build physical activity, everyone should keep their bodies working in order to: Stimulate the body’s natural processes to repair and maintain it and keep it healthy Maintain bones,...
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03
Jun

New Understanding About Celiac Disease

Celiac disease (CD) is an intolerance of gluten, the protein composite present in certain grains, notably wheat. It causes intestinal damage that can lead to symptoms ranging from mild discomfort to severe malnourishment. Though it was once considered rare, new data suggest that CD may, in fact, affect three million men, women and children in...
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13
May

New Approaches to Treating Celiac Disease

“For the last thirty years, the best we could do for our patients with celiac disease was advise them to go on a gluten-free diet. Not only is complying with this diet difficult, contamination introduces gluten to many supposedly gluten-free foods. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of patients who rigorously follow the diet, will still experience...
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30
Apr

Conquering the Effects of Celiac Disease

A careful diet does the trick, and gluten-free can mean symptom-free for millions of Americans afflicted with this genetic disease of the small intestine. It’s not a food allergy or a sensitivity to certain grains. Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory or immune disease of the small intestine that interferes with absorption of nutrients...
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