Do you have headaches, fatigue, joint pain, digestive problems, or any of these 300 symptoms? If so, you could be one of the millions of Americans undiagnosed with celiac disease. Celiac is an autoimmune disease in which eating gluten damages the lining of the small intestine, interfering with the absorption of nutrients from food.
If you suspect you have celiac disease, ask your physician to order the celiac panel blood test. It is very important to continue eating gluten until you have completed all testing for celiac disease. A 100% gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease.
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May is National Celiac Awareness Month, which makes this a great month to share celiac blog posts. The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) has chosen KISS: Keep It Simple and Safe as the theme for Celiac Awareness Month.
Throughout this month, bloggers will be sharing many tips on a variety of gluten-free topics in 5 Ways to Keep It Simple and Safe. Visit the Gluten-Free RD, a blog by Rachel Begun, to read 31 Days of Celiac Awareness.
For more gluten-free resources, read our blog post, 10 Great Gluten-Free Resources. Happy Celiac Awareness Month!