Tag Archives: Celiac disease

New IBS Guidelines Include Screening for Celiac Disease

-New guidelines for the treatment of IBS published by the American College of Gastroenterology include screening for celiac disease… New IBS Guidelines Offer Treatment Ideas American College of Gastroenterology Updates Recommendations for Irritable Bowel Syndrome By Bill Hendrick WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MDDec. 19, 2008 — New guidelines have been issued by the nation’s gastroenterologists that are aimed ...

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Shared Genes in Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease

A 2008 study provides more evidence that there is a link between celiac disease and gluten. This article in Scientific American reviews the study. Diabetes and celiac disease: A Genetic Connection Patients with type 1 diabetes have been known to be more prone to another autoimmune disorder, celiac disease, in which gluten in wheat, rye and barley triggers an immune ...

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Alba Therapeutics Announces Enrollment of Its First European Patient in Global Phase IIb Study

  PRESS RELEASE Milestone Marks the First Time a European Patient with Active Celiac Disease has Enrolled in a Clinical Trial for an Investigational Medication from Alba Therapeutics Last update: 8:22 p.m. EST Nov. 11, 2008 BALTIMORE, Nov 11, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Alba Therapeutics Corporation announced today that for the first time, a European patient with active celiac ...

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Ultimate Guide to Gluten-Free Living – Free Giveaway Until July 30th

The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University is sending a free copy of their newly revised Ultimate Guide to Gluten-Free Living to everyone on their contact list as of July 30, 2008.  To receive a copy, please email your complete contact information (name, address, phone, fax, email) to cb2280@columbia.edu.  The guide will be mailed after July 30, 2008. The Celiac ...

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Dentists Can Help to Recognize Celiac Disease

Photo © ADAM Dentistry Blog By Tammy Davenport, About.com Guide to Dentistry since 2005 Celiac disease causes the body’s immune system to damage and attack the small intestine upon consumption of proteins in barley, rye, wheat and possibly oats. Since there are no specific blood tests to determine if someone has Celiac disease, doctors use blood tests to look for certain ...

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Investigation of gluten sensitivity requires anti-gliadin antibody testing.

The news release below is timely because anti-gliadin antibody blood tests are losing ground while the reality of gluten sensitivity looms far larger than is now appreciated by many doctors!  These blood tests are absolutely necessary to investigate health problems caused by gluten itself, yet they are being dismissed by doctors who look only to diagnosing celiac disease. Positive anti-gliadin ...

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Everyone on a Gluten Free Diet?

The below article by Nadine Grzeskowiak is a good explanation of why the gluten-free diet can work for anyone and everyone and pitfalls of the celiac tests.  Medical experts speak of the gluten-free diet as if it is something strange, yet most unprocessed foods you cook yourself are naturally gluten free.  All meats, seafood, fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, dairy (unless gluten was added to them), ...

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Health Alert – Fatty Liver Disease and Celiac Disease

We have some very important information to share with you today. While we were at Columbia University’s Topics in Gastroenterology, Dr. Steven Lobritto talked about cirrhosis of the liver and how he has actually seen people who were on the liver transplant list heal enough to be taken off once they started a gluten-free diet. According to our new book, ...

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Neurological Disorders, Gluten & Celiac Disease

The brain is a delicate organ, where billions of cells, electrical and chemical reactions have to interact correctly to function optimally.  When something unbalances brain chemistry, interrupts reactions or damages the cells, brain dysfunction results. Gluten does all these things – whether or not you have celiac disease. Neurological disorders from gluten can arise in either, or both, of the ...

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Yes, You Can Die From Celiac Disease

You can definitely die from celiac disease, in a variety of ways: 1. Dehydration – Extreme damage to the intestinal lining can lead to death through dehydration.  In this case, the lining that is supposed to hold water in your body no longer functions.  The gut actually pulls water from your body. 2. Malignancies – Malabsorption of nutrients or consistent ...

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