You may be asking yourself, “What is Celiac Disease?” Celiac Disease, also spelled Coeliac in the UK and other parts of the world, is defined by the National Celiac Association as:
Celiac disease (CD) is a genetic autoimmune condition disease that mainly affects the gastrointestinal tract when gluten is ingested. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. When someone with CD eats gluten, the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged and is unable to absorb nutrients properly.
Going Out to Eat With Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance
Restaurants often have employees who are not properly trained in cross contamination. Our Richmond Area Gluten Friendly Restaurant Reviews detail various places that we have had great service and the employees seemed knowledgeable about Celiac and gluten sensitivity.
If dining out isn’t always your thing, our Gluten Free Recipes section contains an ever growing library of Celiac safe meals.