Not many people claim to know what celiac disease is, and if they do, the definition they have in mind is the complete opposite of what it really is. Celiac is an autoimmune disease where your body attacks itself (specifically the intestines) when you eat gluten or anything that has come in contact with gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, and rye products. Although it's in a lot of foods, there are plenty of yummy, gluten-free options. However, not everyone understands the severity of this disease and are often very confused by it. This is what happens when you try to explain what celiac is to people.
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