Tag Archives: Symptoms

Is Low Stomach Acid Making You Sick??

Low stomach acid is common in celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis.  It is also common in the general population, as well, affecting 50% of people age 60 years and about 80% by age 85 years.  Nevertheless, low stomach acid is not generally looked for as a cause of acute and chronic disorders that rob health with far-reaching effects. Is Low ...

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Shocking Facts About Celiac Disease

May is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month, so it seems appropriate to share some medical facts about this autoimmune disease that just might shock you. These facts come from Dr. Tom O’Bryan who is is a nationally recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.  Dr. O’Bryan’s specialty is in teaching the many manifestations of gluten sensitivity and ...

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May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Spread the Word!

Celiac disease awareness is desperately needed – now more than ever.  While the gluten-free diet has exploded in popularity, celiac disease remains massively under-diagnosed. Why? Two Reasons:  1. The public has shifted its focus to the gluten-free diet and away from celiac disease due to the media. The media likes diets. Diets sell. Oddly named diseases that are difficult to ...

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Three Ways Gluten Causes Mental Disorders

three ways gluten causes mental disorders

Gluten is implicated in dozens of mental disorders, directly and indirectly causing symptoms that affect the mind. Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN explains three ways gluten causes neurological problems. The Gluten Free Works Health Guide includes over 30 mental disorders that stem from gluten sensitivity and/or celiac disease and gives you steps to correct them or limit their progression.

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Study Finds 1 in 5 Children With Celiac Disease Sustain Intestinal Damage Even on a Gluten-Free Diet

In a new medical study, researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) were surprised to discover that nearly one in five children with celiac disease sustained persistent intestinal damage, despite strict adherence to a gluten-free diet.1 These findings are consistent with research in adults, which showed that more than 33 percent of adult patients on ...

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German Researchers Discover New Wheat Proteins “Natural Pesticides” That Cause Inflammation and Worsen Chronic Health Conditions

In the M. Night Shyamalan thriller, The Happening, a worldwide plague strikes humanity that causes anyone affected to kill themselves. The trigger turns out to be a substance released by plants into the air that affects the minds of humans. According to the movie, plants developed the toxin to save themselves from humans. As we discover more about gluten, lectins ...

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Decreasing Inflammation – Important

Hey there! I have a super important message for you about inflammation. We all know inflammation is bad. Advertisements for medicines on the TV talk about it all the time, blaming it for everything from heart disease to arthritis. Inflammation is bad. It is so bad that we include decreasing inflammation as a part of treating every condition in our ...

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3 Things That Keep You Sick

Hey, I would like to share a very important message with you. The gluten-free diet is the main treatment for gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. However, removing gluten is not the only thing we must do to regain our health. Here are the top three things people miss when they go gluten-free. You must do these things in order to ...

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Helping a West Point Graduate Connect the Dots Between Symptoms and Their Causes

My mother, Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN was giving a presentation to medical school students at a major medical school in Philadelphia. The topic was “Identifying and Correcting Nutrient Deficiencies in Celiac Disease.” A student approached her after the presentation. She was a tall, athletic looking woman with short blond hair. She introduced herself as Amanda and told Cleo she was ...

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