Udi's Gluten Free review and giveaway 4/21

I am not 100% Gluten Free and I do not stick to a gluten free diet, my Mother-in-law and many family members that are alleg...

I am not 100% Gluten Free and I do not stick to a gluten free diet, my Mother-in-law and many family members that are allegetic to Gluten.  I was so excited to review Udi's they sent me a wonderful box full of goodies that I could share with myself and my other gf family members.

I loved that I was given different choices of gf products to review at Udi's - The first thing I noticed when I open my box the smell was that was the first thing that was amazing the smell was devouring.The snicker doodle cookies were amazing they tasted like they were freshly out of the over, they had to be my favorite. Udi's is a gf products I love.

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According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse at the National Institutes of Health, celiac (or coeliac) disease (CD) is a chronic autoimmune intestinal disorder found in individuals who are genetically susceptible. Celiac disease also is known as celiac sprue, nontropical sprue and gluten-sensitive enteropathy.
When a person who has celiac disease consumes gluten, the individual’s immune system responds by attacking the small intestine, which then inhibits the absorption of important nutrients into the body. This response can result in the person experiencing any of more than 200 signs and symptoms.
As many as three million Americans may be living with celiac disease; however the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center indicates 97% go undiagnosed.
Children tend to show more classic symptoms, including failure to thrive, chronic diarrhea/constipation, and recurring abdominal pain or bloating. Adults tend to have symptoms that are not entirely gastrointestinal in nature. Common symptoms of celiac disease may include one or more of the following:
  • Frequent abdominal bloating and pain
  • Chronic diarrhea or constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Pale, foul-smelling stool
  • Iron-deficiency anemia that does not respond to iron therapy
  • Fatigue
  • A skin rash, called dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Tooth discoloration or loss of enamel
  • Unexplained infertility or recurrent miscarriage
There are a number of steps in the process of diagnosing celiac disease. Physicians first run a blood test to detect if levels of certain antibodies are higher than normal in people with celiac disease who eat gluten. These antibodies are the anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTG); the anti-endomysium (EMA); and the anti-deamidated gliadin peptides (DGP). A positive antibody test suggests a person might be celiac, but it is not conclusive. Therefore, the next step is to conduct a biopsy of the small intestine to check for damage to the villi. This is the only way to conclusively diagnose a person with celiac disease.
The only known treatment for celiac disease is to follow a gluten-free diet. That is, for someone living with celiac disease to avoid all foods (and sometimes non-food products such as cosmetics) that contain gluten. The gluten-free diet is a lifetime requirement, but following it should stop symptoms, heal existing intestinal damage and prevent further damage to the body.

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