What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease (CD) is a genetic disorder. In people with CD, eating certain types of protein, called gluten, sets off an autoimmune response that causes damage to the small intestine. This, in turn, causes the small intestine to lose its ability to absorb the nutrients found in food, leading to malnutrition and a variety of other complications.
The offending protein, gluten, is found in wheat, barley, rye, and to a lesser extent, oats (WBRO). Related proteins are found in triticale, spelt, kamut.
Refer to grains and flours for a more extensive list of both safe and offending grains.
source: Celiac Sprue Association
Kankakee Natural Foods is proud to offer a large selection of
Wheat Free/ Gluten Free foods.
We have 2 full aisles and 1 freezer dedicated to these products.
We are always happy to bring in new products upon customers request.
We also sponsor a monthly celiac sprue meeting on the 2nd thursday night of every month from 6pm - 8pm. Here you will learn about important label changes, testing issues, taste new products, meet other people with celiac disease, and much more.
Gluten-free recipes available here or here.
Click here for Celiac-Kids . Geared for children and teens with celiac disease and/or dermatitis herpetiformis (CD/DH), it is coordinated through local CSA chapters across the nation.