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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Is the Media Fueling the Gluten free, Casein Free Autism Controversy?

The debate about autism and the effectiveness of the gluten-free, casein-free diet continues – this time due to irresponsible reporting of the mainstream news media who seem to have chosen sensationalism over objective journalism when covering an important medical paper on gastrointestinal disorders in autism. This week, a panel of medical experts led by Timothy Buie, MD at Harvard Medical ...

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Kidney Stones (Renal Calculus): Causes & Treatment in Celiac Disease

Between 10 and 15% of adults within the United States will be diagnosed with a kidney stone. Recurrence rates are estimated at about 10% per year, totaling 50% over a 5–10 year period and 75% over 20 years. Men are affected approximately 4 times more often than women. Recent evidence has shown an increase in pediatric  cases. The total cost for ...

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Magnesium Deficiency in Celiac Disease – Common and Dangerous

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, providing an indication of just how important this nutrient is for the body. Magnesium keeps us moving, thinking and behaving normally. Magnesium is a cofactor for more than 300 enzymes involved in the metabolism of food components and many products such as protein synthesis. It balances calcium in the body ...

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Making the Connection – in Celiac Disease

Advance For Nurses Magazine Vol. 9 •Issue 11 • Page 21 Making the Connection Underdiagnosed in the U.S., celiac disease can be identified and treated if the condition is understood By Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN Celiac disease is a common food sensitivity that can be the underlying source of hundreds of health problems mistakenly attributed to other causes. This insidious ...

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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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MEDICAL RESEARCH: Vitamin D Deficiency is Associated with Insulin Resistance and ß cell Dysfunction

  Editor’s note: In the following medical research study, healthy participants were enrolled to examine the effects of vitamin D on insulin production and use in the body. This research shows that: 1) Vitamin D plays an important role in insulin sensitivity in the body, and deficiency of vitamin D hampers production of insulin hormone by beta cells in the pancreas. ...

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MEDICAL RESEARCH: Vitamin D Necessary for Preserving Cognitive Function

  Editor’s note: Promising research published January 8, 2007 shows that adequate levels of vitamin D in the elderly are important to maintain cognitive function or thinking skills that include use of language, awareness, social skills, math ability, memory, reasoning, judgment, intellect, learning, and imagination. This study is called a retrospective review because the researchers did not actually examine anyone. ...

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MEDICAL RESEARCH: “Copper Deficiency in Infants with Active Celiac Disease.”

  Editor’s note: In this case report of infants with severe malabsorption from celiac disease, the treating physicians found copper deficiencies based on blood studies that showed severe low copper levels and white blood cell count.  Treatment required copper supplementation in addition to the gluten-free diet.  Normally, in the last few months of gestation, an infant  stores a large amount of ...

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