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Richland family gets creative to combat Celiac Disease

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It's a rare disorder called Celiac Disease, and it affects just one percent of the population.

 A Richland family dealing with the disease has created something to help people combat the symptoms, and eat well again.

The Call family created a company called "Eating Gluten Free" and developed a line of gluten free products to sell to others in similar situations.

"You can get it as a child when you're little or it can be triggered anytime in your life," Katie Call, who is dealing with Celiac Disease, said. "Usually it's a stressful situation, so women, many times, if they already have the genes for it they'll get it while their pregnant."

Celiac Disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with how your body absorbs food. It's also genetic, so it's not too surprising to hear that Katie has a handful of people in her family dealing with Celiac Disease.

 The company motto Katie and her family developed states "life tastes good again." After testing all of their products, which include items such as gluten free cake or pancakes... it's easy to see that the motto truly applied.

To learn more about the company you can look at their web site: www.eatingglutenfree.com

 

--Hilary Whittier. If you have story ideas please email her at Hilary.Whittier@KNDU.com

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