September 13 is National Celiac Awareness Day
Because I have suffered from chronic tummy trouble my whole life, I went to the Doctor and got a Celiac test. Nowadays it’s a simple blood test.
Thankfully, it was negative.
A blood test I had done years ago showed a sensitivity to wheat, so I should still avoid it.
But since my 5 year old has wheat allergy, I’m going to have her tested for Celiac. So far she seems to do ok with oats and rye, and she’s healthy. But I need to know.
I’m glad that awareness of this disease has raised. Even though going gluten free may be a trend for some, for others it’s a serious, even life threatening concern. Apparently it affects about 1 in 100 people. Especially if your ancestors came from Ireland… which is true for so many of us.
To learn more about Celiac disease, go to Celiac.org
Yesterday I posted a giveaway of Cooking Light’s Gluten Free Cookbook. Check it out!