After a Celiac Diagnosis, what Grains should I Avoid?

A celiac diagnosis confirms that eating gluten, a protein found in grains, causes your body to attack its own digestive tract. Only certain types of gluten, however, will trigger your body’s response. If you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease, you’re going to need to avoid the top three gluten offenders: more →
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Is an Endoscopy Necessary for a Celiac Diagnosis?

If you may have celiac disease, you’re probably asking yourself, “is an endoscopy necessary?” An endoscopy is an examination of the small intestine for villi, and will often include a biopsy (small tissue sample) of the intestine. Villi are small “hairs” lining the intestine, that help to digest and... more →
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What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the gluten protein found in wheat, rye and barley (also the hybrid grain triticale). When a person with celiac eats gluten, their immune system creates a gluten-fighting antibody. Unfortunately, the antibody also attacks the digestive tract, including the intestines! Over time,... more →
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