5 Healthy Gluten-Free Grains

Celiac disease is a hereditary autoimmune disease affecting the ingestion of gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye – and triggering an immune response that attacks the small intestine. The estimated 1 in 100 people who are diagnosed with celiac disease can suffer from symptoms ranging from diarrhea, bloating, and stomach pains […]

Gluten Free: Q&A

Questions and Answers about Going Gluten-Free

What is the difference between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, and gluten-free? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, meaning the body attacks itself. In the case of celiac disease, the body’s immune response kicks in when gluten, a protein in wheat, is eaten causing the villi – fingerlike projections lining inside walls of the […]

Gluten-Free: Just the Facts

Gluten Free Facts

Gluten-free: aisles of the grocery store are devoted to it; tables in school cafeterias are labeled for it; and celebrities swear by it. Should we all follow a gluten-free diet? What Is Gluten, and Why Would Someone Go Gluten-Free? Gluten is a protein in wheat that gives baked goods structure and elasticity. People with celiac […]