Celiac Disease Does Permanent Damage
A few weeks ago I posted about the Celiac Disease Foundation. I read a recent update from them that research showed that the damage to the gut is irreversible. That is disheartening but it is not decreasing my resolve to get as healthy as I can be. I have learned a lot during my journey down the road of Celiac Disease.
It is not a fun road, It has a lot of bumps and pot holes. I am amazed at how much food has changed since I have been on this journey. You can read some of my gluten free posts by looking in my topic drop down menu on the side bar. An example is a review I did on gluten free bread choices here.
8 Facts About Celiac Disease
- Someone with Celiac can get sick from cross contamination.
- You can’t just pick the croutons off the salad and be fine
- Using a toaster to cook gluten free bread that others cook regular bread in defeats the purpose. You will be cross contaminating your toast.
- A miniscule amount of gluten is all it takes to make someone sick for days.
- It takes at minimum a month to repair the damage that was done inside the gut.
- Avoiding gluten means avoiding more than just wheat. It is in Barley, some oats and many ingredients in food.
- Damage from Celiac Disease can not be undone. It causes permanent damage inside the intestines.
- Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease
More Facts About Celiac Disease
- There is a genetic predisposition to celiac disease.
- Gluten causes permanent damage to the patients immune system by doing damage to the intestinal lining.
Okay Okay I know that was more than 8. I could have gone on for a lot longer. There is so much to understand when dealing with Celiac Disease. Gluten free living is not a fad diet choice for us but a medically necessary requirement. You can read more in depth about the permanent tissue damage here.
How you can make a difference
I am doing a fundraiser for the Celiac Disease Foundation. You can go here to view more about why I believe it is important .
May is celiac disease awareness month. I have committed to raising 150 by May 17th for Celiac Disease Foundation. If you would like to donate you can click here.