Enjoy carefree despite lactose intolerance or celiac desease!
Although there are two centuries of reports available of the symptoms of celiac disease, the connection with gluten was only discovered in 1950. The exact cause is not yet understood. Current estimates are based on 160,000 celiac disease patients in the Netherlands. Worldwide no official information is available.
What happens in the body?
With a gluten intolerance, grains causes serious immune reactions in the body.
The trigger, the gluten, causes chronic inflammation in the small intestine.
The result is that the intestinal flakes are damaged. In an advanced stage, the flakes slowly disappear.
As a result, the surface of the small intestine cannot absorb enough nutrients anymore.
The following symptoms may occur: bloating, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal cramps, weight loss, vomiting, headache, muscle pain, fatigue and infections. Long-term produces an increased risk of colon cancer.
Foods containing gluten: Cereals (egg wheat, rye, spelled, barley) flour, semolina, starch, cereals, bread crumbs, bread, rolls, breaded meat or fish, pizza, pasta, pastries, biscuits, granola bars and beer.
Food that can contain gluten: Bound sauces, soups, ready meals, puddings, fries, croquettes, potato, pancakes, sausage and hot dogs, ice cream, chocolate, hazelnut paste, chips, ketchup, mustard, chocolate and herbal mixtures.
What can those involved do?
· If necessary stop with gluten-containing foods
· Lifelong gluten-free diet
· Switch to gluten-free food