Celiac disease affects as many as 2 million Americans. These people are unable to tolerate the protein gluten, which is found in wheat, rye and barley. There is only one treatment for celiac disease and that is strict adherence to a gluten-free diet for life. Learning and following a gluten-free diet are not easy tasks. People with celiac disease need help learning how to manage their diets and their lives. The Gluten-Free Templates are one tool to help you get started. These templates are full of simple meal ideas that are completely gluten-free. They incorporate foods that are naturally free of gluten as well as specialized foods that are produced without gluten. These templates can act as a learning tool. However, they should not substitute visits to a physician and a dietitian specializing in this condition. Instead, these templates should be used as a complement to their instruction. If you suspect celiac disease, it is extremely important that you are properly diagnosed before beginning a gluten-free diet. Disclaimer: Even though foods contained in these templates are at present gluten free, the user still needs to read ALL food labels for possible gluten containing ingredients. Manufactures continually make changes to ingredients and/or production methods without notice.
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