[Updated July 6, 2015]

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What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body reacts abnormally to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. When people with celiac disease eat foods that contain gluten, an immune-mediated toxic reaction causes damage to their small intestine, as well as to other systems in the body.

Celiac disease affects about 1 in 133 people, an estimated 3 million Americans. Approximately 85 percent of these people are thought to be undiagnosed. For more information on Celiac Disease, please read What is Celiac Disease?

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

For years, many people reported having celiac-like symptoms—abdominal pain, fatigue, foggy mind, joint pain, tingling of the extremities, even depression—but they repeatedly tested negative for celiac disease—and responded positively to the gluten-free diet. Now specialists recognize...more

Chronic Inflammation

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Chronic Inflammation

Here's how to reduce chronic inflammation

Inflammation is a natural part of our body’s defenses. It’s necessary for repairing damage caused by injuries ranging from insect bites and infections to toxins and burns. Classic signs of acute inflammation include heat, redness, swelling and potential loss of function in the area affected. Eventually, through a complex array of chemicals and immune cells that jump into action, acute inflammation helps repair the injury, allowing the symptoms to recede.

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