All food we eat proceeds from the alimentary canal to the stomach, from the stomach to the small intestines and from there to the large intestines. After digestion in the stomach nutrients, vitamins and minerals are absorbed through the villus protrusions in the small intestines.Without the villus the body is not able to absorb nutrients and the above mentioned symptoms begin to occur.
As wheat, barley, rye and oat contain a protein named GLUTEN and as the immune system reacts to this protein, individuals with celiac who consume these cereals and food made from these like bread, pasta, farina, noodles, wafers, bulgur wheat suffer from damages to the absorbing surface within their small intestines called villus and nutrients are prevented from entering the blood stream. This leads to deficiencies in nutrition followed by deficiencies in the immune system.
Therefore INDIVIDUALS WITH CELIAC MUST nourish themselves with GLUTEN FREE food. In the weeks after a gluten free diet has begun, improvements in above mentioned symptoms can be observed. After approximately three months the villus recovers.Nutrients again enter the bloodstream. The vitamin storages of the body fill up again and the development of your child turns to normal again.
After a diagnosis of celiach as occurred you have to pay intense attention that your child only consumes gluten free food. For gluten free food and products you can visit the respective part in our website.Learn more