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What is celiac disease

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease that affects the small intestine and prevents the absorption of nutrients. It is caused by eating food with gluten, a protein found in rye, wheat and barley. If a person with celiac disease eats food with...

Gluten Sensitivity

The increase in the number of cases of celiac disease enabled medical practitioners to develop fairly accurate tests which can clearly determine if a person is suffering from celiac disease or not. Many people who needed medical attention for...

Gluten Ataxia

Gluten ataxia is an autoimmune disorder, caused by the reaction to protein gluten. In people with gluten ataxia, the antibodies respond to the ingestion of gluten by mistakenly attacking the cerebellum which is the part of brain responsible for...

Gluten free grains

Gluten-free grains

There are several gluten-free grains that have a similar nutritional profile as the gluten-containing grains, serving as good substitutes.

Do oats contains gluten?

Does oatmeal have gluten?

Oats are gluten-free, unless they were contaminated. However, a small amount of people with celiac disease have an adverse reaction to oats, but the cause is another protein, called avenin.