Living Gluten Free
Celiac is a genetic autoimmune disease that doctors say is under-diagnosed in our country. One percent of the U.S. population is affected by Celiac, making a gluten-free diet a medical necessity. Lindsey Myers, a 15-year old Sevier County native, found out she has the disease when she was in third grade.
The competitive runner and swimmer hasn't let it get her down, racking up awards and accolades even while battling terrible symptoms if she ate anything containing gluten. Her diagnosis by Youhanna Al-Tawil, M.D., of Children's Hospital led her whole family to make a major change in the way they eat.
Watch Lindsey's story:
You can learn more about gluten intolerance and try gluten-free foods at the 5th Annual Gluten Free Vendor Fair this weekend at the Knoxville Expo Center. The event is hosted by the Celi-Act support group.
Read the full article about Lindsey at WATE.com >