While the gluten-free craze has certainly taken the world by storm — to the point that it has its detractors — it's worth remembering that approximately 1% of the population has celiac disease, a condition caused by an autoimmune reaction to gliadin, one of the proteins in gluten. This renders gluten-containing products off limits for celiacs.
Actress Jennifer Esposito has celiac disease, and she recently appeared on The Daily Show to discuss her journey and her efforts to spread awareness of the condition. She's written a book, Jennifer's Way, and has opened a gluten-free bakery in New York City. Needless to say, we're fans of both Jennifer and The Daily Show for taking some time to increase awareness of a serious disease!
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