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Staying Heathy with Celiac Disease

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Tina Patnode, RDN, LD

Celiac disease is an autoimmune response to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten damages the intestinal tract lining which can cause poor absorption of nutrients leading to deficiencies of iron, vitamin D and other key vitamins and minerals. It is fairly common, occurring in one in 133 people in the United States.