What is Celiac Disease?

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (nfca) is a great resource (www.celiaccentral.org).  They put it very simply…

“Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. What does this mean? Essentially the body is attacking itself every time a person with celiac consumes gluten”

For more information visit them at http://www.celiaccentral.org/Celiac-Disease/21/

With over 300 symptoms and a wealth of information, I cannot possibly give any justice to what they provide on their website.