National Celiac Disease Awareness Month – May 2013

Posted on May 21, 2013 by admin


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Hello, my dear friends, this is Burton (the shop puppy). The month of May has so many important days and special services to remember. May is also known as National Celiac Disease Awareness Month. If you feel like you’re hearing more about celiac and gluten-free diets, you surely are, as it is an increasingly common disease that affects almost 3.1 million Americans. Though, it is impossible to know the exact number of people living with celiac.
People having celiac cannot consume foods that contains gluten, a kind of protein found in wheat, rye and barley that makes it sticky. Body’s immune system consumes gluten that damages the villi lining the small intestine. This affects the body as it is not allowed to intake other nutrients, thereby leading to nutrient deficiencies.

The only treatment available for celiac is to have diets that are gluten-free. Once gluten is skipped from daily diet, small intestine will again start to function properly and absorb nutrition. I would like to use this month in order to reach out to people and encourage them to wear a celiac disease bracelet in case they stuck in an uneven situation where they can’t convey their medical condition.
Remember to share this post with others so you have given your helping hand in raising celiac disease awareness. If we keep maintaining awareness, we would be able to improve health and well-being of many people.
Go guys, and here I go. Come back to read more.
Your Burton!!

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