Celiac disease is an immune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. The disease affects about one in 100 people in Europe and North America.
The Awareness Campaign provides current, comprehensive, science-based information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue, nontropical sprue, and gluten-sensitive enteropathy.
The key to understanding the Gluten Free diet is to become a good ingredient label reader. The following ingredients should not be consumed. They come from prohibited grains: barley, rye, triticale, wheat (durum, graham, kamut, semolina, spelt), malt, malt flavoring, malt vinegar (generally made from barley—verify the source).
Celiac Disease Foundation
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Riceworks Sponsors Interview With
Celiac Disease Expert Shelley Case
1. NIH: Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign
2. Celiac Disease Foundation
3. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Celiac Disease
4. Rachel Begun, RD, "The Gluten Free RD"
5. Shelley Case, RD