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Gluten Intolerance

A recipe for a type of pasta and cheese dish sent me to Jovial’s website where I started poking around. I haven’t tried their gluten free products yet, but I will now because I was so impressed with how they concisely explain gluten intolerance, especially how it relates to yet is different than Celiac Disease. Here is the one page information on Gluten Intolerance. Also well done are the fast facts which were found on the page about their gluten free getaway in Tuscany (which sounds like heaven btw.)
Fast facts:

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition triggered by the ingestion of gluten,
a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.
Celiac disease affects 3 million Americans, but 95% are undiagnosed.
There are more than 300 symptoms of celiac disease, ranging from gastrointestinal
 issues to migraines to joint pain.
Left untreated, celiac disease can lead to other serious health conditions,
such as osteoporosis, infertility and cancer.
The only treatment for celiac disease is a lifelong, 100% gluten-free diet.
An estimated 18 million Americans have gluten sensitivity – that means a
total of 21 million Americans should be living gluten-free!
In addition to obvious sources like pasta, bread and cookies, gluten can also
be found in soy sauce, salad dressing, lunch meat, gravy, and a number of other foods.

The one page article is seriously worth reading, even if you already know all about
 gluten intolerance, it is written so well that personally I feel now that I read it I can
 better describe the issue to others who offer me food then look confused, dubious,
 and just plain dumbfounded when I say I don’t eat gluten. Their website is my new
 go-to explain-er of things. Ben fatto!


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