The Baltimore Examiner ran an article last week, Doctor unraveling mystery of celiac disease, which I thought was worth reading. One topic discussed is the difference between celiac disease, allergy, and intolerance. In comparing celiac disease to wheat allergy Dr. Fasano says,
“Treatment is more than saying, “You have to avoid the food that contains the material that offends you. But if you by any chance are exposed to it, it’s not a big deal because you will pay the price on the spot. You will feel bad, and it will go away.”
An autoimmune disease will have a cumulative effect over time. You can end up in a very unpleasant situation [with] possible co-morbidities [such as rheumatoid arthritis].
The article includes a nice picture of Dr. Fasano and some personal information in the sidebar.
Take a look and let me know what you think.