Categorized: Living With Celiac Disease

Should I worry about my child with celiac disease (or other children) using PLAY-DOH, sculpting clay, acrylic paints or other gluten-containing products?

Gluten cannot be absorbed through the skin. Most people with celiac disease, even those with dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) do not have to worry about touching or feeling wheat. However, it’s a serious concern as many children are prone to putting their hands in their mouths or do not wash their hands after touching wheat-containing products… Read more »

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How do I regain the enzymes necessary for digesting beans and bean flours?

Enzymes are not recommended as part of a treatment for celiac disease, nor are they required to digest food products on a gluten-free diet. Healthy bodies, even those with celiac disease, are not deficient in enzyme production. The only requirement to enable normal absorption is to be on a gluten-free diet. Persons with celiac disease… Read more »

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