Celiac disease is an auto-immune disease that affects millions of people around the world, including 2 million Americans. 97% of those with celiac disease are not aware of their condition. In celiac disease, digestion of gluten, a protein found in barley, rye and wheat, causes inflammation in small intestine. The treatment of celiac disease is a gluten-free diet. Check out these 2 videos to learn more about celiac disease and gluten free diets.
In the first video, Elizabeth Hasselbecks, outspoken host of The View, shares tips from her new book, The G Free Diet.
In the second video, nutritionist Emma Buckley talks about Celiac disease and the array of gluten-free foods for good health.
And finally, this chart may help you to learn more about the foods that may have hidden wheat, barley or other forms of gluten inside: