In honor of May being Celiac Awareness Month, we wanted to share gluten-free products and resources…
According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the consumption of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Three million Americans have celiac disease, yet 95% of those who have it are undiagnosed.
The NFCA also states that “Celiac disease can lead to a number of other disorders including infertility, reduced bone density, neurological disorders, some cancers, and other autoimmune diseases”.
As an amazing resource, the NFCA has many printable guides dietary guides as well as helpful tips for parents with young children who have celiac disease, students going away to college, and a list of medications with gluten in them.
Another great resource you can consult about a gluten-free lifestyle is Easy Eats, an all digital food and lifestyle magazine. Editor in Chief, Silvana Nardone, challenges the traditional approach of what it means to be gluten free. Silvana also has a blog devoted to gluten-free cooking.
Silvana says, “Cooking gluten-free is easier than you think—and better than you’d ever expect. I take the guesswork out of how to feed a family with food allergies.”
If you think that you or a loved one is suffering from Celiac Disease, take time to consult a doctor. Your health and diet are important!