Celiac disease, an allergy to gluten, may be the most underdiagnosed health problem in America today. Health officials estimate more than two million Americans suffer from it, but only a small fraction of cases are ever diagnosed.
In the spirit of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Science of the Times brings you the story of Kelly Courson, a 37-year old receptionist who was confronted with a bewildering array of symptoms in her early twenties. After years of misdiagnosis by doctors, she recognized her illness as Celiac disease and began treating herself.
Now she helps other Celiac sufferers adjust to a gluten-free lifestyle through her website Celiac Chicks.