Q/Is there a Video Presentation (Coeliac disease) that describes symptoms, treatment and general advice for finding more about the problem?
A/ Yes we have filmed one for you. Click to view it.
Q/ What is Celiac disease?
A/ 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.
Q/ What is Gluten intolerance?
A/ Gluten intolerance, also known as gluten sensitivity, is a condition where the body has an immune reaction when foods containing gluten are consumed. Gluten intolerance symptoms are similar to those of celiac disease. Symptoms can include one or more of the following: anemia, diarrhea, fatigue, inflammation, malnutrition, weight loss, weight gain, muscle cramps, and more.
Q/ How do I know your product is safe and free of gluten?
A/ We have decided to undergo Gluten Free Certification to assure that our bread is safe for people with Celiac Disease and we do not bake any other products in our facility. We are going to be certified by GIG Group to assure consumer safety. You can find more information about the organization at http://www.gluten.net/
Q/What common and not so common products contain gluten?
Q./ Is there a Gluten Intolerance & Celiac disease magazine that I can subscribe to?
A./ Yes there are several. Click on a link to view the website.
Q/ Are there any support groups in North Carolina?
A/ Following is list with contact information for some local support groups.
Asheville Gluten Intolerance Group
Contact: Sheila Horine
This group meets every 3rd Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Carolina Day School, 1345 Hendersonville Road, Asheville (please check location monthly, as it may change).
Hendersonville Celiac Support Group
Contact: Laurie Steenwyk, RD
Phone: 828-696-1140, ext 3142
This group meets every 4th Wednesday 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Pardee Health Education Centre, Blue Ridge Mall, Hendersonville.
Western North Carolina Celiac Support Group (CDF)
Contact: Terrie Swanson
This group serves the area from Asheville to Charlotte. They meet every other month on the last Monday night in the month at 7 p.m.
Q/ Is there an online discussion group?
A/ There are several discussion boards online and you can post questions in our blog and facebook. If we know the answer we will give it to you or contact Celiac nutritionist to help with the answer.
Q/ Where do I find out about Celiac Disease events?
Q/How do I know if I have Celiac Disease?
Fill out the checklist for self-assessment, watch our video and ask your general practitioner for referral.
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