Tag Archives: Symptoms

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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How Gluten Causes Alopecia Areata

Do you recognize this circular hair loss pattern? It is called alopecia areata. According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, “no FDA approved treatment or cure exists yet.” No cure, eh? It is amazing how many times I hear this “no cure” declaration when I KNOW people who have been cured of the condition in question, in this case, alopecia ...

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Most People Do Not Realize How Sick They Really Are 

We are told the gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. We follow the diet, but do not recover fully. Many times, because we feel better than before, we do not grasp that we can be so much healthier than we are.   There are a host of health issues that can and should be ...

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Those Wavy Fingernails Are Not a Sign of Good Health

I was sitting in the waiting room at the Honda dealer last Friday and a middle aged woman next to me mentioned she had celiac disease after hearing me turn down a complimentary pastry. We got to talking and it turns out she was diagnosed 17 years ago. She started asking questions once she found out what I do. She ...

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