Imagine a life without bread and gluten foods, it’s tough, right? That’s how the celiacs have been living their lives. A gluten-free diet is the hardest diet to maintain. National Celiac Disease Awareness Day has been observed annually to raise awareness about this silent disease that is haunting over 3 million Americans. Every 1 out of 100 suffers from this condition. Not many are aware of this disease and many don’t know how to live stress-free and of course gluten-free.
History of National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
Celiac Disease was first discovered by Dr. Samuel Gee in 1888 when he noticed all the symptoms that his patients are experiencing are tied to their diet patterns. To commemorate this, the US senate 2005 unanimously passed a resolution to observe National Celiac Disease Awareness Day on September 13th of every year.
5 Facts to Know About Celiac Disease
- It is more common in Caucasians, women, and people with Down syndrome and Type 1 Diabetic people.
- The disease progresses with age if not treated early.
- Children’s symptoms are mostly digestive system related whereas Adults’ symptoms are more severe and due to a compromised immune system.
- Gluten sensitivity is different from Celiac Disease.
- It can not be cured as it is a genetic disorder and can only be managed by limiting gluten intake and maintaining a gluten-free diet.
Do You Have Gluten Sensitivity or Celiac Disease?
Well, many people often get confused about the condition they are suffering from. Even though people use both these terms interchangeably, they are not the same.
- Gluten sensitivity can be easily recognized by bloating and diarrhea after the intake of gluten foods like bread, wheat, barley, and rye.
- Celiac Disease is due to a compromised immune system where people can’t digest the gluten and thereby resulting in the destruction of abdominal villi leading to many other disorders.
On this National Celiac Disease Awareness Day let’s take a vow to spread awareness and erase any misconceptions about Celiac Disease.
Foods That Have Gluten
- Oats (some)
- Soy sauce
- Wheat berries
- Processed meats
- Baked foods
The best way to keep away from Celiac Disease is to avoid foods that have gluten and follow a gluten-free diet.
Do You Know?
A green ribbon is considered a symbol to raise awareness about Celiac Disease. So wear a green ribbon or green shirt and get on your toes to speak on this day about the silent hunter of many, Celiac Disease.
How to Observe National Celiac Disease Awareness Day?
Become a person today who would bring the data and awareness about the disease to the table. Tell your dear ones about this condition and make them aware of what to eat and what not to. On this day, we will suggest you do some of the things that can be best remembered by everyone.
- Spread knowledge about the condition of this disease.
- Give them a list of gluten-free foods, so that they can enjoy their cravings.
- Prepare a gluten-free meal for your loved ones and bring a smile to their faces.
- Help your dear ones to pick gluten-free goods from the grocery.
- Assure them that they are not alone in this journey, you are always there to support them.
- Wear a green ribbon or green shirt and let the world know that today is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day.
- Refer them to IAFA® Ayurveda to get successful management of Celiac Disease by using Ancient Ayurvedic therapy.
How Can Celiac Disease be a Serious Condition?
Celiac Disease if not managed early can cause various other illnesses and chronic conditions. No, we are not here to make you afraid of your condition, on this National Celiac Disease Awareness Day we are taking a chance to guide and make you aware of the disease. It can be managed successfully by avoiding foods that have gluten. Diagnose the disease at an early stage and get treated naturally, otherwise, it may lead to:-
- Destruction of abdominal villi.
- Reduced absorption of essential nutrients.
- Vitamin B12 deficiency and Anaemia.
- Joint pain
- Osteopenia (bone loss)
- Liver disorders and
How Can IAFA Help You?
As we already said, Celiac Disease can’t be cured completely, it has to be managed with caution and a strict diet. Here is a helping hand from IAFA, we can help you relieve celiac disease symptoms, help you to identify gluten foods and avoid them, aid in maintaining a gluten-free diet, and protect you from other serious complications. All this is possible in Ayurveda. Get successful management of Celiac Disease now, by booking an online consultation with Dr. Sahil Gupta.
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