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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 that these patients may...more

What is Resistant Starch?

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What is Resistant Starch?

Super food for your digestive system!

Resistant starch resists digestion in the stomach and small intestine—hence, the name. This resistance is important. Since resistant starch isn’t broken down into sugar in the small intestine, it doesn’t spike blood sugar levels. Instead, it’s broken down in the large intestine where it feeds the good bacteria in the colon, creating beneficial molecules that promote a healthy gut.

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