May is Celiac Awareness Month
Picazzo’s Organic Italian Kitchen is dedicated to provide a clean kitchen environment that supports Celiacs and those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity to be rest assured that you can safely dine with confidence. EVERYTHING on our menu is gluten-free with the exception of Organic Original and Organic Whole Grain pizza crusts. Pizza, pasta, and bread ~ Oh my! What is non-celiac gluten sensitivity any way?
Gluten sensitivity is a condition with symptoms similar to those of celiac disease that improve when gluten is eliminated from the diet. People with gluten sensitivity can experience symptoms such as “foggy mind,” depression, ADHD-like behavior, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, bone or joint pain, and chronic fatigue, among other symptoms, when they are exposed to gluten. While these are common symptoms of celiac disease, these individuals do not test positive for celiac disease or for a wheat allergy.
Individuals who have been diagnosed with gluten sensitivity do not experience the small intestine damage or develop the tissue transglutaminase (tTG) antibodies found in celiac disease.
If gluten sensitivity is suspected, it is important to test for celiac disease before starting a gluten-free diet. This is because the tests for celiac disease are only accurate when gluten is still in the diet. If a person tests negative for celiac disease, they may still have a sensitivity to gluten, and may then begin the gluten-free diet.
Visit celiac.org for more information about testing for celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
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Click here for a plethora of information at the Celiac Disease Foundations Website