Celiac disease (CD) is a genetic autoimmune disease triggered by eating gluten and occurs in people who inherit one or both of the celiac genes. The immune system responds by attacking the gluten molecule, and in doing so, it also attacks cells resulting in damage to the small intestine. This reaction causes inflammation and damages the villi that are tiny hair-like fingers that increase the surface area in the small intestine, which absorbs nutrients from the food we eat.
Foods/Choices to Include:
- Herbs & spices
- Nuts and seeds
- Organic or fresh eggs
- Gluten free grains & flours: Quinoa, teff, brown and white rice, non GMO fresh corn, amaranth, arrowroot, flax, potato, chickpea flour, millet
Foods/Choices to Avoid:
- Gluten-containing grains & flours: Wheat, oats (unless gluten free), bulgur, barley, rye, beer (unless GF), spelt, farina, kamut
- Malt or malt flavoring (made from barley)
- All bread products: Cakes, crackers, candies, cereals, and other processed packages
- Gravy/sauces/stocks/soup base
- Salad dressing (unless labeled gluten free)
- Seasoned mixes
- French fries
- Imitation meats or seafood
Individual results may vary. Reboots are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any medical or health condition. Reboots are not recommended for everyone, and before commencing a Reboot or any other nutritional or dietary regimen, you should consult with your qualified health care provider in order to assess any potential benefits or risks to you with consideration of your personal medical situation. You should also continue to work closely with your qualified health care provider if you intend to engage in a long-term Reboot.