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Gluten-free Diet Awareness Month 2022
November is #GlutenFreeDietAwarenessMonth.
Let’s celebrate this special month by making it easier for friends and family members with Celiac Disease to enjoy their holidays.
Facts About Celliac Disease
People with celiac disease have an increased incidence of microscopic colitis and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis).
People with celiac disease may have lactose and/or fructose intolerance, both of which can be diagnosed by a hydrogen breath test.
People recently diagnosed with celiac disease are commonly deficient in fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, folate, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and vitamin D.
Any food product that is labelled “gluten-free” cannot contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten, which is the safe threshold of gluten consumption for people with celiac disease.