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The only treatment for coeliac disease is a "The only treatment for coeliac disease is a life-long diet that completely avoids gluten.
GIG provides support to people with celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and other gluten sensitivities.
When a person with Celiac Disease eats wheat, rye or barley, the gluten causes the immune system to damage the lining of the small intestine thus causing stomach pain, diarrhea, fatigue, joint pain and a skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis characterized by itchy skin rashes.
And while it was once thought that celiac disease occurs only in childhood, we now know that individuals can consume gluten with no problem for years, and then develop an intolerance in their 50s or 60s or even later.
Because gluten lurks not only in grain foods, but is also used as a stabilizer and thickener in lots of processed foods like salad dressings, frozen yogurt, and processed cold cuts, it could be that people feel better after they go gluten-free, whether they're intolerant or not," says Bowerman.
Products that are naturally gluten free, such as eggs, fruits, vegetables, and bottled water, also can carry the "gluten free" label.
In people with celiac disease, foods that contain gluten trigger production of antibodies that attack and damage the lining of the small intestine.
Sales director Peter Craig said: "We have recently revamped our gluten-free range and launched our Fine Dining desserts for coeliacs at the Gluten Free Fair.
Only recently has gluten gained the attention it deserves as a cause and contributor to fatigue, weight gain, erection issues, loss of libido, hair loss, arthritis, acne, heart disease, diabetes, immune deficiency and even cancer.