First, I’m going to show you a few pictures. These are healthy villi; they line the insides of your intestine:
Remember, this is what your intestines are supposed to look like. Kinda like a fuzzy blanket. Or coral.
The villi are what absorb nutrients from food. You need them. If they’re damaged, your entire body suffers. You develop vitamin deficiencies. You may always be hungry, because your body isn’t getting the nutrients it needs. Any condition that can be caused by malnutrition… you’re at risk. If your villi aren’t working correctly.
Now, let’s take a look at the intestines of someone with Celiac Disease. Read more →