disease is caused by sensitivity to protein (gluten) found in wheat,
barley and rye. For those with celiac disease, these grains trigger an
immune response that damages the small intestine's lining and can lead
to nutrient deficiencies. It's estimated that celiac disease affects one
percent of Americans. While celiac disease cannot be cured, the condition can be managed. People with celiac disease can lead long, healthy lives.
The only treatment for celiac disease is to eat a gluten-free diet.
Fortunately, there are plenty of foods that are naturally gluten free,
including fruits, vegetables, beef, poultry, fish, nuts, eggs and more.
And a gluten-free diet doesn't mean an end to bread. Several delicious
and nutritious grains can be used in place of grains that contain