Coeliac disease is a condition in which the small intestine lining is damaged and this interferes with absorption of nutrients.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye: the staple grains of Western civilization. More and more people are cutting gluten out of their diet, for many different reasons. For one thing, research suggests that coeliac disease, a condition where the small intestine is gradually damaged by gluten, is on the rise. Certainly the technology to diagnose the condition has improved. Gluten and wheat allergies are another factor. About gluten … [Read more...]