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.
The gluten problem: Found. Treated. Cured.
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.