Celiac Disease

  • about 1% of the population has celiac disease
  • most don’t know it
  • it can onset at any time in life, so being tested in the past and told you don’t have celiac disease is not relevant a few years later
  • many people with celiac disease do not have digestive system symptoms, so that is not a useful way to rule-out celiac disease as a concern
  • celiac disease can cause one or more of a very long list of medical conditions and symptoms that can involve pretty much any system of the body – particularly gut, nerve/brain and skin.
  • although there is a genetic susceptibility to celiac disease, there is not a genetic test for celiac disease. Most people with the susceptibility do not get celiac disease.


Canadian Celiac Association  LINK

Celiac Disease Foundation  LINK    and their YouTube channel  LINK

Book: Gluten Freedom: The Nation’s Leading Expert Offers the Essential Guide to a Healthy, Gluten-Free Lifestyle  by Allessio Fasano M.D., April 2014   LINK  to Amazon.ca for info purposes only  – note that this is not a sponsored or paid link, you can easily find the book by simply doing a web search on the title.

Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital

  • frequently asked questions re: celiac disease  LINK
  • resources and support  LINK
  • links to various articles and presentations intended for the public on topics related to gluten and celiac disease  LINK

Video of Webinar: Gluten Free Diet

from the Celiac Disease Foundation, Sept, 2015, by dietitian Janelle Smith, MS. RD



Various Topics

Celiac Disease and enzymes sold claiming to digest gluten (study shows ineffective, 2015)  LINK

Celiac Disease and the liver  LINK

Gluten contamination in probiotic supplement, many labelled gluten-free (research reported June 2015)  LINK

Celiac Disease and neuropathy  LINK

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