Six Facts About Celiac Disease in the United States You Need to Know

by John Libonati on December 2nd, 2008


by John Libonati

Here are six important facts about celiac disease in the United States:

1. Doctors do not understand celiac disease. 97% of celiacs are not diagnosed. Diagnosis takes over 10 years on average and follow up treatment is poor.

2. Doctors do not understand nutrition. Medical schools do not teach it, so doctors generally do not look for nutrient deficiencies unless you are emaciated.

3. Most of the 300 health problems stemming from celiac disease are due to nutrient deficiencies.

4. Comparing symptoms with one another does not work in celiac disease because symptoms change over time and everyone absorbs or malabsorbs nutrients differently. You may absorb everything but vitamin B12. Another person will not absorb calcium or vitamin D. Even siblings sometimes have totally different symptoms.

5. Symptoms from nutrient deficiencies show up before intestinal damage occurs, but also after starting the gluten-free diet depending on the degree of damage and quality of diet.

6. Most celiacs do not realize how sick they really are. They think, “This is me. I’ve always been this way.” They end up spending thousands of dollars on lotions, salves, medications and surgeries when the root of their problem has been a missing nutrient or nutrients all along.

You need to understand gluten and how celiac disease affects your body if you want to be healthy.

You must be able to identify health problems and the nutritional deficiencies that cause them so you can add the missing nutrients to your diet and inform your doctor to help him treat you.

You need the book, Recognizing Celiac Disease.

Recognizing Celiac Disease teaches you everything about gluten, celiac disease, the health problems it causes and what you need to fix them.

Thousands of celiacs around the world are using Recognizing Celiac Disease…because it works.

“Having been dx with CD for one year, I reached saturation – almost overload point a few months ago. Then I read the summary of “Recognizing Celiac Disease” and felt it might encompass everything I had referenced across numerous articles and books – and more. I love being able to look in the index and go to detailed information in my struggle to ensure my nutritional requirements and deficiencies are being met and addressed.” – Reta McCallum, TX

Read how this one of a kind book is helping others at www.recognizingceliacdisease.com.

Order your copy of Recognizing Celiac Disease today. Review it and bring it with you to your next doctor visit. This way you can work with your doctor to make sure you get the best treatment possible.

Visit www.recognizingceliacdisease.com for more information and to see what others are saying.


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5 Responses to “Six Facts About Celiac Disease in the United States You Need to Know”

  1. Alisha says:

    Nobody in my family has been diagnosed with CD. Two months ago I coerced my husband into committing to a 60 day trial of gluten free eating. After a week we both felt so much better, more energized and healthier, less bloated and we have both lost 4 inches from our waists and 10 pounds. And my skin conditions have cleared up, including rosacea. If only to never have my rosacea return, I’ll happily consider myself gluten sensitive. You don’t need to have a doctor tell you you’re celiac or sensitive in order to make a life-changing decision. It’s your body, you get to choose what you put into it.

  2. Amy says:

    Totally true that you don’t know how sick you are. Kind of gross, but I never knew that not everyone has a stomach ache every time they need to go #2. I actually didn’t believe my husband when he told me this. At 29 years old, I thought that’s how everyone knew they had to go to the bathroom. I actually made him do a poll of friends of ours because I thought some how he was just weird but that everyone else would agree with me. It was shocking to me that I was wrong.

  3. Jennifer says:

    My son’s celiac blood test and my daughter’s test too. My son is the sickest. I have found a pediatrician who has celiac disease and he is being retested next week.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Yeah, yeah, yeah….I brought a book to my doctor’s visit and she still didn’t want to test me for celiac. When she reluctantly agreed, I went to the lab and she hadn’t ordered the test. Then they called her and she ordered the wrong test….

    • John Libonati John Libonati says:

      I wish I could say I was surprised. We hear the same story so often. Choosing the wrong test, when it is handed to her…that is pathetic and unacceptable. Medicine requires a detail oriented mind. What else does she mess up??

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