It is important to highlight the possible connection between autoimmune diseases. We want to inform and educate our customers to assist them in their desire to lead stronger, healthier lives.
Kennebunkport, Maine (PRWEB) October 01, 2014
Between 23 million and 50 million people suffer from autoimmune disorders in the U.S., according to figures from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), and many of them have something else in common: They have a much higher chance of having undiagnosed celiac disease. Gluten Free Therapeutics, makers of CeliVites nutritional supplements, is helping raise awareness of undiagnosed celiac disease by publishing a series of blog posts aimed at educating patients about their elevated risks.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body's immune system to attack the absorptive villi of the small intestine, making it difficult for the body to get the nutrition it needs for good health. As a result, people with undiagnosed celiac disease may be unwittingly starving themselves of critical nutrients that might help them cope with their primary autoimmune disorder.
“Studies have shown that people diagnosed with one autoimmune disease have a much higher chance of developing a second, related autoimmune disorder,” said Leigh Reynolds, President of Gluten Free Therapeutics and the mother of an adult child with celiac disease.
Reynolds, who has other family members and friends with autoimmune disorders, says she was motivated to raise awareness of the nutritional gap these patients must deal with when she learned just how prevalent undiagnosed celiac disease is among patients with other autoimmune disorders. The blog series, called Understanding the Autoimmune Connection deals with four diseases that research has shown have strong associations with celiac disease: Type 1 diabetes mellitus, Sjogren's syndrome, multiple sclerosis and Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
“We wanted to help people with autoimmune disorders understand that if they have undiagnosed celiac disease, chances are, they're not getting the nutrients they need to potentially relieve symptoms and to help them lead stronger, healthier lives,” Reynolds said. “This blog series was designed to provide relevant, useful information so these men and women can make informed choices about their health.”
Gluten Free Therapeutics' line of CeliVites nutritional supplements is specially formulated for optimal absorption and bioavailability, and they're completely gluten free, which means even patients with undiagnosed celiac disease can get the nutrients they need for better health.
To read the four-part series and to find out about other topics related to celiac disease, visit the Gluten Free Health Blog. And to learn more about CeliVites and to see the complete line of Gluten Free Therapeutics supplements and nutritional products, visit the company website or follow GFT on Facebook or Twitter.
For more information on CeliVites or to schedule an interview with Leigh Reynolds, contact Leigh at 857-206-5083 or info(at)glutenfreetherapeutics(dot)com