The threat of food allergies hit close to home for the owners of the two-year-old Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails in Bend, Ore., leading them to create an entire menu devoted to items free of gluten, a substance found especially in wheat and wheat products.Celiac disease, also known as gluten intolerance, is a genetic disorder that affects about 1 percent of the Caucasian population, experts say. The autoimmune disorder can cause diarrhea, weight loss and fatigue as well as more severe reactions, ...
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