Monthly Archives: June 2010

Celiac Disease, on the Couch

-Kathleen (not her real name) came to counseling because of anxiety. After an intake, we identified several areas in her life that sounded like they were contributing to her difficulties. We started working with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a system that looks at the thought sequence you use, and where a distorted belief can be corrected and thereby relieve suffering. After ...

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Understanding Probiotics and Prebiotics in Celiac Disease

Our well-being is uniquely tied to the condition of our colon, which is commonly unhealthy at diagnosis of celiac disease. To keep our colon healthy, we need to understand what happens there on a microscopic level.  Hundreds of varieties of intestinal microbe populations called “flora” live there, numbering in the billions.  To put these numbers into focus, dead bacteria make ...

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4th of July gluten-free recipe round-up

Think you can’t stay gluten-free during the holidays?  Truth be told, 4th of July can be particularly challenging, considering some of America’s favorite dishes are full of gluten: pasta salad, hot dogs, bread, cakes and cookies.   But the goods news is, there are a ton of recipes available for those of us who eat allergen-free — both foods that ...

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Gluten Freedom Day in Arkansas on July 23rd

           And the gluten-free events just keep on coming.  The CSA Northwest Arkansas Sprue Group #73 is hosting Gluen Freedom Day on July 23rd in Rogers, Arkansas at the Embassy Suite, John Q Hammond conference center.  This event includes educational workshops, vendor fair, cooking demonstration and gluten-free food.  Tickets can be purchased in advance or on ...

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Over 300 Symptoms Linked to Gluten and Celiac Disease. How Is This Possible?

   In 2007, Gluten Free Works published “Recognizing Celiac Disease,” the first work to present over 300 signs, symptoms, associated disorders and complications gathered from documented medical research from around the world.  The book proved that researchers were finding hundreds of health problems associated with celiac disease and gluten.  This list is now being used by celiac disease centers, national celiac organizations and health organizations to help identify at risk patients and determine ...

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Probiotics and altered gut flora – Winning the war on terrorism in your gut

Proteins produced from partial breakdown of microorganisms are often recognized by the body’s immune system as foreign antigens triggering production of antibodies that may be detected in the blood. Such antibodies include proteins from the cell walls (outer membranes) or flagella of the bacteria Escherichia coli and the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Baker’s or Brewer’s yeast) that are found in Crohn’s ...

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Niacin (Vitamin B3) deficiency in celiac disease

Niacin, also called vitamin B3, is required by all the cells of our body making it essential for vitality and life itself. Niacin is essential for keeping our skin and digestive tract healthy, our brain and nervous system  functioning normally, certain key cell processes repaired, our adrenal glands producing steroid hormones at demand levels, sex glands producing the hormones estrogen, ...

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Skeletal (Bone) System Symptoms

Disorders of bone, joints and teeth in celiac disease. Bone Fracture Bone Pain Enteropathic Arthritis Osteitis Fibrosa Osteomalacia Osteonecrosis Osteoporosis Psoriatic Arthritis Recurrent Monoarthritis

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