The Vancouver Chapter of the Canadian Celiac Association is a non-profit charity that supports people who are adversely affected by gluten, dermatitis herpetiformis, and other gluten-related conditions.
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Celiac Disease (CD) is a permanent intolerance to gluten, a protein found in various wheat (e.g. durum, kamut, spelt), rye barley and triticale. Gluten consumption causes damage to the absorptive surface of the small intestine and can result in malnutrition, anemia, nutritional deficiencies and an increased risk of other autoimmune diseases and some cancers of the gut. More information can be found at the Canadian Celiac Association website.
In the News... * THE GLUTEN SUMMIT - Experts worldwide provided on-line presentations with the most current research on Celiac Disease, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, Autoimmune Diseases and diet. The digital copies of these presentation is available at the site.See here...
* PRODUCT RECALL: Products that may be used by the gluten free community. Although the recall is not specifically related to gluten, the information is provided in case you use any of these products. See detail here... on News page.
* SAFETY REMINDER: Don't be fooled.
For those new to Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity, there are many different enzyme products on the market that make it sound like you can eat gluten if you take their product first. They do not work. They are not approved by Health Canada or the FDA. The only cure currently available is a gluten-free diet.
Read more: http://kelownaceliac.org/2013/06/12/dont-be-fooled-by-gluten-free-cures/
* Financial Support for Celiacs on Social Assistance: The Victoria Chapter of the CCA did some hunting around for support for those on social assistance. The Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation offers two kinds of financial support for those challenged to afford a medically-advised diet. See details here... on News page.