CNY Celiac Support Group
Helping People With Gluten Intolerance in the CNY Area Live a Happy and Healthy Gluten-Free Lifestyle!
The Central New York Celiac Support Group was formed to share support and understanding in helping us manage our lives well without gluten, and to create greater understanding of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity in both the lay and professional community.
Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity
For people with celiac disease, ingesting even tiny amounts of gluten can set off an autoimmune reaction that flattens the finger-like villi lining the small intestine. The most common symptoms are bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation, as well as early osteoporosis. The autoimmune reaction can also cause skin rashes, chronic fatigue, bone and joint pain, neurological problems, liver problems, diabetes, infertility in both men and women and cancers, including lymphoma. An estimated three million Americans have celiac disease - and the vast majority don't know it because it can have no symptoms or mimic other diseases...
There are many undiagnosed cases of celiac disease. In order to get accurate test results, a person should not have been following a gluten-free diet. It is important to have accurate celiac testing because there are many negative effects of untreated celiac disease.
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What is gluten intolerance? What is celiac disease? (MNT article)
'Gluten-free' labeling standards kick in
By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press
August 5, 2014
Our Next Meeting
Date: November 16, 2014 2 pm – 4 pm
Topic: Gluten Free Before Gluten Free Was Cool
Speaker: Christine Krahling
Christine A. Krahling is a Writer’s Digest award-winning writer, a blogger and a former magazine editor. Her most recent essay, “Bloom Where You are Planted,” appears in the book, Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women on Life’s Transitions.
Christine has more than 20 years of experience raising a child with celiac disease. Most of that time was spent in what she refers to as “the gluten-free Stone Age” - before the advent of Facebook and Twitter, and way before celebrities gave a glamorous face to the gluten-free diet. Christine’s blog, “CeliacSavvy,” is her way of giving back to the celiac community. She has also developed a presentation titled, "When a Child has Celiac Disease: A Guide for Educators and Healthcare Professionals" and is available for speaking engagements on this and other topics.
Christine is also a book club facilitator and a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York. Check out her blog and more of her writing at www.keepcalmandwrite.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @celiacsavvy and on Instagram with the username “celiacsavvy.”
Come and hear Christine’s inspiring talk on living gluten free.
Meeting Location: Town of DeWitt Community Room (next to E. Syracuse Fire Dept) 148 Sanders Creek Parkway
Celiac disease and autoimmune-associated conditions
Celiac disease (CD) is frequently accompanied by a variety of extradigestive manifestations, thus making it a systemic disease rather than a disease limited to the gastrointestinal tract.....