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Jennifer A Smith, BSc

Jennifer is a freelance writer and health journalist with over 20 years personal experience of Celiac Disease/Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH). A resident of the UK, Jennifer Smith is a member of its national charity ‘Coeliac UK’: an organization for people with Coeliac Disease and DH, striving to raise awareness of this autoimmune disease. A graduate of psychology and sociology, she uses her skills to examine the broader issues of diet and health. In her spare time she is a Peer Mentor at a children’s charity.

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With gluten-free products readily available in most stores, you might think that the understanding of Celiac Disease would be at an all-time high. However, there is still a little known side to this autoimmune disease, called Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH).

For most celiacs, the symptoms of the disease are digestive, for example: bloating, upset stomach, and vomiting. However people can also experience sudden or unexpected weight loss, hair loss, depression,...