welcome to the Sensible Celiac
Celiac disease is a genetically mediated auto-immune disorder characterized by an intolerance for specific protein peptides found in certain widely used grains. When a person with celiac disease ingests any of these grains, even in very small amounts, their immune system reacts to these protein fragments as though they were an invading organism, and attacks the villi lining the small intestine in a misguided defense strategy.
In order to prevent triggering this self destructive immune response, persons with celiac disease must avoid certain grains for the rest of their lives. The offending grains are:
At first this might seem like a simple thing to do, but in fact there are many foods that contain ingredients derived from wheat, barley or rye.
The designers and maintainers of this web site hope to be able to help you learn the facts about celiac disease. You need to know what it is you can eat, what it is you can’t eat, and how to tell the difference when you are away from home.
There are many myths surrounding celiac disease, like other old, bad ideas many of them seem to be reluctant to go away. We hope to help dispel some of these myths, and help
to widen your dietary horizons so you don’t miss out on good foods that will not harm you.
Let’s share our ideas and experiences. Let’s work together to find
the facts about celiac disease and the gluten free diet. Please
join us in the discussion forum where we can all exchange ideas and opinions. We can all benefit from exchanging our knowledge and ideas.
Our discussion forum is the primary reason that this site exists, it’s intended to allow members of the celiac community to help each other.
We use high tech methods developed by a person with celiac disease to search the web for the latest Gluten Free Recipes and then we post a message with a short description and a link to each found recipe in our forum.
celiac related books
videos about celiac disease
We use a background script to search YouTube for videos about celiac disease and the gluten free diet. See the results of the most recent search on our video page. The listing of videos is automatically updated several times per day, check for new videos often.
latest celiac news
To get the very latest worldwide news about celiac disease, be sure to visit our news page. Using technology borrowed from our sister site News and Shopping, we offer the latest celiac headlines from various sources. The headlines are automatically updated every hour.
The Sensible Celiac Store has been carefully designed to help you find gluten-free food of all kinds, as well as items of interest to people with celiac disease. A portion of the proceeds help to support this site.
You can choose from Bread Makers, Gluten Free Bread Mixes, Gluten Free Breakfast Cereal, Gluten Free Cookies, Gluten Free Crackers, Gluten Free Energy Bars, Gluten Free Flour, Gluten Free Fruit Bars, Gluten Free Pancake Mix, Gluten Free Pasta, Gluten Free Pretzels, Gluten Free Snacks, and Rice Cookers.
top selling gluten-free food
The home page of the Sensible Celiac store lists our current top sellers. If gluten-free food shopping is a new thing for you, this page should help you see what other people are buying.