Celiac Disease Awareness Month focuses on raising support for research and education surrounding this condition that affects an estimated 3 million Americans.
When people with celiac disease eat foods with gluten, their bodies react with an immune response. These immune responses damage the villi in the small intestine which help with the absorption of nutrients into the body.
By improving access to healthy, gluten-free products, people with celiac disease can lead more normal lives. Increasing research into the cause and a cure will help to reduce their risk of more damage.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Visit https://celiac.org/ celiac.org to learn more. Get involved or make a donation to support the cause. Use #CeliacAwarenessMonth to share on social media.