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:
- Weight loss
- Bloating and gas
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- 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:
- envelope and stamp glue
- 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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