Celiac Disease

An autoimmune reaction to eating gluten.

Some people are “hardwired” in a way that their body recognizes gluten as a foreign and harmful substance. So it triggers an immune response in the small intestine that winds up attacking the body’s own tissue. Over time, this reaction damages the small intestine’s lining and prevents the absorption of some nutrients into the bloodstream. The intestinal damage often causes diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, bloating and anemia, and can lead to serious complications.

There is no cure for celiac disease, but for most people, following a strict gluten-free diet can help manage symptoms and promote intestinal healing. Look no further than our founder, Mary Waldner, who reclaimed her health by removing gluten from her diet entirely.

Of course, all of Mary’s Gone Crackers products are gluten free, always! If you have celiac disease or want to avoid gluten to see if doing so makes you feel better, be sure to check ingredient lists on the food labels or call the manufacturer. Gluten has many sources – some may be surprising:
celiac.org/live-gluten-free/glutenfreediet/sources-of-gluten/

For more individualized information, which is important as we all are different, please consult a physician if you’re having intestinal issues. It could be the first step to a much brighter tomorrow.