Why Women Must Be Aware of Celiac Disease and Myths & Facts Around Gluten



Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune condition, which impacts 1 in 133 Americans, where 60% are women. It is estimated that up to 83% of Americans who have celiac disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions, and it takes 6-10 years for diagnosis.


In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, in this episode, Alice Bast, Founder & CEO of Beyond Celiac. She covers:

  • What celiac disease is, proper diagnosis, and its impact on many women's health conditions

  • Myths and facts about a gluten-free diet

  • The difference between celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity

Alice Bast: I am delighted to be here during Celiac Awareness Month to talk about my favorite subject which is really about women's health and early diagnosis of celiac disease and treatments and a cure for the disease.