Celiac & Gluten-Related Disorders

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that often runs in families.

When someone with celiac disease eats gluten, the body causes an immune attack on the intestinal lining. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.  Some  breakthrough findings were made in 2011.  Research found that celiac disease is just one piece in a spectrum of gluten-related disorders.  The spectrum also includes  non-celiac gluten sensitivity, which has many of the same symptoms as celiac disease, and wheat allergy.

On this page you will find information comprehensive information about Celiac Disease and other gluten-related disorders.  Additionally you will find links to additional resources.

Gluten-related disorders: The Basics
Download this overview of celiac disease and the other conditions in the spectrum of gluten-related disorders.

Could it be Celiac?
Do you have symptoms you suspect may be caused by Celiac Disease?
Download this comprehensive look at the symptoms of Celiac Disease and other gluten-related disorders.

Diagnosis: It begins with an exam and blood tests
Download this overview of the diagnostic process for celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders.

Why not just go gluten-free?
Download this overview of why you should not take diagnosis and treatment into your own hands.  Learn why you should not start a gluten-free diet without consulting your healthcare professional, especially if you suspect you have Celiac Disease.

Have you been diagnosed with Celiac?
Download this complete guide to starting and maintaining a gluten-free diet.

Gluten-free Diet 101
Download this overview of the basic facts to get you started on the gluten-free diet.

Helpful Resources

Celiac Disease Foundation
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
  Download the Getting Started Guide
  Celiac Disease Advocacy and Support Groups
  Gluten-Free Food and Recipes
Gluten Intolerance Group
R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids)
American Celiac Disease Alliance