Host families needed for exchange students with celiac disease

Host families needed for exchange students with celiac disease

Celiac disease is an immune system disorder/disease in which ingesting food or beverages that contain gluten, a protein in wheat, barley, and rye, causes a variety of symptoms and damages the small intestine.

For some people with celiac disease, ingesting even a tiny amount of gluten can cause abdominal bloating and pain, chronic diarrhea, vomiting, constipation and weight loss. Damage to the small intestine causes problems with absorbing nutrients from food, so people with celiac disease can develop anemia and osteoporosis.

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Between 0.5 and 1.0 percent of people in the United States suffer from a disease called celiac disease, which is an allergy to gluten. Individuals with celiac disease must eat foods that do not contain gluten in order to prevent illness.

Gluten intolerance is also called celiac disease and is an inherited condition that causes an extreme physical reaction when they ingest gluten from grains like wheat, barley, and rice.

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WELLNESS FAIR: Living a healthy lifestyle one goal at a time

The day's guest speaker, Kathy Smart, formerly of Cornwall, is now an internationally renowned expert on celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
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