National Celiac Disease Awareness Day, September 13, 2020

Hi MealMasters! I am Dr. Monique May MD, Board-certified Family Physician and Founder of Physician in the Kitchen.  I hope your weekend was relaxing! Mine was fun AND busy: I worked, worked out, cooked, experimented in my "lab" (AKA my kitchen: click here to see a video of a cool kitchen hack I came up with), and did a little home improvement as well. Whew! But I can't let the weekend end without letting you know that today, Sunday, September 13, 2020 is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. Celiac disease affects about 3 million people in the United States, including both children and adults. People with this disease have an immune or inflammatory reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.

Common symptoms are:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Bloating and gas
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Anemia
  • Rashes
  • Joint pain

To control these symptoms, people with celiac disease should avoid foods containing gluten, but it can also be hidden in common items such as:

  • lipstick
  • envelope and stamp glue
  • prescriptions
  • play dough

For more info on celiac disease and how it is diagnosed and treated, click here.

​If you are looking for a gluten-free and vegan dessert option, be sure to check out my line of cakes here (pumpkin and sweet potato available for fall).

​Have an AWESOME week!

See You In The Kitchen!!

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