Gluten is not digested as well as other proteins. Most proteins are reduced to a one or two amino acids during digestion, while gluten is left a 33 amino acid peptide chain when it hits the small intestine. Researchers from Australia announced in 2010 that they found three fragments of the gluten protein that make it toxic to those with Celiac Disease.
Submitted on Feb 22, 2013 - Category: Celiac Parenting
I discovered I have celiac disease in 2006, after my son was diagnosed, and have been on a gluten-free diet ever since. We are on a mission to help make the gluten-free lifestyle as fun and easy as possible. In addition to my work on GlutenFreeGrapvine.com, I also provide counseling and psychotherapy services to others with celiac disease and crohn's disease, among other chronic medical conditions.