If You Are What You Eat then Why are You?• Sick• Tired• Depressed• “Hanging In There”• “OK”
Why Do We Need Food Anyway?• Your body uses food to:• Grow• Replace dead or damaged cells• Repair damaged tissues and organs• Combat illness• Recover from disease• Function
How Does the Body Absorb Nutrients? Most of the absorption of key nutrients happen in the small intestine. Digestion begins in the mouth and ends in the small intestine. The Villi that line the intestine are responsible for the absorption of many essential nutrients into the blood stream such as proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
Nutrients- The Body’s Building Blocks• Proteins- in every living cell in the body and serves as the building block for strong muscles, also function as enzymes and hormones regulating internal functions• Carbohydrates- provides the energy store for physical exertion and stress• Vitamins- molecules that are “vital” to life but the body can not manufacture many of them on its own• Minerals- are catalyst for activities in the body such as breathing, heart beat and swallowing, they are essential for life functions and must be provided through an outside source
A Tale of 2 PeopleJackie Pat -28 years old -43 years old -Eats a balanced -Suffers with healthy diet Chronic muscle -Suffers with and joint pain Irregular Periods -Shortness of -Cramping before breath and during cycle -High Blood -Having problems Pressure conceiving -Headaches -Has occasional -Tries but can’t mood swings & lose weight Depression
A Little More About Jackie • Had a battery of tests done and was told that nothing was wrong • Suffered several miscarriages • Went through multiple cycles of IVF but still not able to conceive • Becoming more and more frustrated and depressed
Pat’s Call to Action• Diagnosed with “Border- line Diabetes”• Told to lose weight to help with muscle and joint pain• Sticks to a strict diet designed by her nutritionist• People are suspicious because her condition is not improving and she has three new cavities since her last dental visit
Two Different Women- Same DiagnosisAfter much frustration-both Jackie and Pat decided to go see a specialist (after attending a seminar very similar to this one) and were surprised to find out that their very different conditions were caused by the same insidious disease.
Celiac DiseaseThey were both Gluten Intolerant
What is Celiac Disease?Celiac Disease (CD) is a lifelong inherited autoimmune condition affecting children and adults. When people with CD eat foods that contain gluten, it creates an immune-mediated toxic reaction that causes damage to the small intestine and does not allow food to be properly absorbed. Even small amounts of gluten in foods can affect those with CD and cause health problems. Damage can occur to the small bowel even when there are no symptoms present.
What is Gluten?Gluten is the common name for the proteins in specific grains that are harmful to persons with Celiac Disease. These proteins are found in ALL forms of wheat (including durum, semolina, spelt, kamut, einkorn and faro) and related grains rye, barley and triticale and MUST be eliminated.
Are You the One?1:133 People Have Celiac Most are Misdiagnosed
Celiac Syndrome Deficiency Sarcoidosis Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Diabetes/ Insulin PMS/ Menstrual Issues HeadacheX X X X X X Memory Loss/ Problems with FocusX X X X X Joint Stiffness/ PainX X X Muscle Pain/ CrampingX X X X X Skin Eruptions/ RashesX X X X X Chronic AnemiaX X X X X Unexplained Weight Loss or GainX X X Fatigue, weakness lack of energyX X X X X X Shortness of BreathX X Numbness in hands or feetX X Vision Problems/ Blurred VisionX X X X X
You Think You May Have Celiac Disease- Now What?• Medical tests are available to diagnose gluten- sensitivity• Schedule an appointment with your Primary Care physician and request testing• Celiac is NOT LIMITED to one race, age group or gender• Do NOT eliminate gluten from your diet before going for testing. Your tests will not be accurate.
For Celiac Sufferers the World Can Be A Toxic PlaceGluten can be found in a variety of non-food products including:• Color Cosmetics• Personal Care Products• Hair Care Products• Skin Care Products• Medicines• Vitamins and Supplements• Pet Care Products• Cleaning Products
Good News For People with Celiac Disease!• No medication is needed.• The standard treatment for relief of Celiac symptoms is simply to eliminate gluten from your diet!• Gluten-free options are more abundant and better tasting than ever• Recovery is possible!
They Lived Healthily Ever After
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