Like most people, Rebecca Curry didn’t realize she had celiac disease. If left untreated, serious complications can result including additional autoimmune disorders, rashes, celiac-associated cancers and infertility or miscarriages. For women with celiac, a strict gluten-free diet is an absolute must, according to Dr. Anthony DiMarino.
After 23 physicians, three miscarriages and eight years of unexplained symptoms, Alice Bast learns she has celiac disease and establishes a nonprofit organization to educate others.
For 40 years John Gentzler, 66, dealt with his chronic acid reflux the way most people deal with a heartburn flare-up, antacids. “I lived on Rolaids,” says the 66-year-old Gloucester County, N.J. resident. “I desperately needed some kind of relief from this constant burning pain in my windpipe and chest.” But the south Jersey man, a more »