Tag Archives: Celiac disease

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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Celiac Disease Public Service Announcement

[Editor’s Note: This video is from 2007, but it is still true. Celiac Disease research still lags other, less prevalent conditions. Yet, it is the easiest to treat, requiring a gluten-free diet and nutrient replenishment. The focus has been on the Gluten-Free Diet. Let’s shift it back.]   Doctors are missing over 95% of people with celiac disease – over ...

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Celiac Disease and Gluten Free Diet Educational Videos

Finding out you have Celiac Disease is a big transition. Often it’s a good one that leads to feeling great, yet initially it’s a lot of information to take in at once to understand what you need to do for your health. Much of it is because we’re been eating one way for 15, 30, 50 or more years and ...

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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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21 Important Celiac Disease Facts You Need to Know

Celiac disease is the most common genetic autoimmune disease in the world. Celiac disease is the most commonly misdiagnosed disease in the world. Celiac disease blood tests are not pass / fail. They measure antibody levels that suggest how likely an intestinal biopsy will discover damage consistent with celiac disease. Celiac disease can affect any genetically predisposed person of every ...

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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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Does Celiac Disease Affect More Than 1% of the Population?

Jaqui Karr, the best-selling author, speaker and corporate consultant, recently wrote a read-worthy article in Whole Foods Magazine, “The Celiac 1% Myth and Why the Real Numbers Matter.” Karr claims the celiac disease prevalence of 1% is a myth, that the real number is much higher. She says the one percent number is based on a 2003 study of .00004 ...

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Step by Step Guide: Beginning the Gluten-Free Lifestyle

FOR THE NEWLY-DIAGNOSED CELIAC AND DH’er STEP-BY-STEP:  BEGINNING THE GLUTEN-FREE LIFESTYLE© by Janet Y. Rinehart, Houston,  and Lynn Rainwater, San Antonio BEGIN A definite diagnosis of Celiac Disease (screening blood tests plus endoscopic biopsies) and/or Dermatitis Herpetiformis (skin biopsy) means a lifetime commitment to a gluten-free diet. Take full advantage of your local chapter membership.  Our group leaders and contacts ...

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The History of Celiac Disease

The earliest description of celiac disease was recorded in the second century A.D. In 1888 Samuel Gee published a monograph on celiac disease that “to regulate the food is the main part of treatment … The allowance of farinaceous foods must be small … but if the patient can be cured at all, it must be by means of diet.” ...

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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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