Gluten-Free Cause and Effect

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In 2006, my mom and I were both diagnosed with Celiac Disease. This has been a huge struggle of ours and continues to be an ongoing battle. We have thoroughly researched the cause and effects of celiac disease. It all begins with gluten being the culprit. Eating gluten for people with celiac disease can be time consuming, expensive, and can cause numerous health issues. Originally, the human species lived depending only on animal protein, vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts. It wasn’t until approximately 9500 BC that the transition in agriculture began and humans started to eat carbohydrates and grains (grains being the producer of gluten). Gluten is a food protein that is found in wheat, barley, rye, and in some instances, oat. Celiac…show more content…
Some people can gain weight, whereas, some might lose weight. When cutting out gluten it is essential to monitor your vitamins, minerals, and fiber levels; these are nutrients that are beneficial to your health. Gluten can cause skin conditions such as; eczema, acne, and Keratosis Pilaris, which are the bumps on the back of some peoples arms. Celiac disease can also be linked to Type 1 Diabetes. Both diseases are autoimmune disorders. In order to assess the genetic similarities and differences between the two inflammatory disorders, the researchers obtained 9339 control samples, 8064 samples from people with type 1 diabetes, and 2560 samples from individuals with celiac disease. They found a total of seven regions of a chromosome were shared between the two (University). “These researchers results suggest that type 1 diabetes and celiac disease only share genetic causes but could have similar environmental triggers as well,” states Professor John Todd, from the University of Cambridge. With this all being said, if you are having any of these symptoms, eating and living a gluten-free lifestyle should rid you of all side effects and prevent your body from developing any further health risks related to celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet is time consuming and expensive, but it is important. Celiac disease can cause numerous health issues in the future if the gluten-free diet is not followed. The gluten-free diet needs to be taken seriously and
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