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What Were the Symptoms That Made You Search for an Answer? Did They Improve Once You Went Gluten-Free?
Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are related to over 300 signs, symptoms, associated disorders and complications.
Symptoms differ for everyone. One person might have gastrointestinal problems. Another might have a mental disorder, without any gut issues. Bones, skin, reproduction, muscles – any body system and organ can be affected.
We were the first publisher to report this in our groundbreaking book, Recognizing Celiac Disease. You can find them all listed on our Symptom Guide and our Gluten Free Works Health Guide, our online resource that tells you how to fix them.
When it comes to seeking a diagnosis, there is usually Read More »
Celiac Disease causes hundreds of signs, symptoms, associated disorders and complications. Almost all of them can be improved, reversed or cured by removing gluten from the diet and treating the symptoms individually.
- Dental Defects – Most dental enamel defects occur as the teeth are forming. White spots, weakness, ridges and malformed teeth are due to nutrient deficiencies. These issues are frequently said to be caused by antibiotic usage, poor hygiene or genetics. This important article discusses Dental Enamel Defects in Celiac Disease. This article explains how Dentists Can Help to Recognize Celiac Disease.
- Muscle Weakness – We tend to get used to how we feel, so many people do not realize they are becoming weaker over time. Nutrient deficiencies due to celiac disease before and even after we adopt a gluten-free diet, if our diet is not sufficient, can lead to muscle weakness. It is important to understand Health in Depth: Muscle Weakness in Celiac Disease. Read More »
Celiac disease awareness is growing, but misinformation still abounds. Here are 15 celiac disease facts every doctor, patient and member of the public should know.
1. 1 in 700 –
- The average prevalence of celiac disease in the United States 1950. (Mayo)
2. 1 in 100 –
- The average worldwide prevalence of celiac disease across all races today. (NIH) The average prevalence of celiac disease in the United States today. (Mayo)
3. $8,500 – The average annual estimated healthcare cost of each person with untreated celiac disease in the United States. (Cigna/Columbia Celiac Disease Center study) Read More »
Have you ever wondered whether your various aches, pains and health issues are related to gluten or past damage from gluten? Headaches, muscle pains, weakness, weight gain, cavities, eye problems, neurological disorders…
Nowadays, it is common to read that gluten can cause hundreds of symptoms.
This wasn’t always the case. At one point, just a handful of symptoms were thought to stem from gluten.
Gluten Free Works changed this. We were the first organization to collect over 300 signs, symptoms, associated disorders and complications from all over the world and publish them in the groundbreaking medical reference, Recognizing Celiac Disease, in 2007.
Chronic inflammation and nutrient deficiencies are the big contributors to health problems related to gluten. But, the complications gluten causes can persist, even once we start a gluten-free diet, unless they are individually treated.
And it seems a true gluten-free diet, where gluten is totally removed from the diet, is not the norm among people who think they are Read More »
If you’re sensitive to gluten, a protein found in wheat, and foods made from wheat, it can make you more susceptible to herpes. Herpes, a virus that forms blisters on the skin, mouth and genitals causes what are called cold sores or fever blisters. It is highly contagious and may keep coming back, causing repetitive infections. Read More »
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Many of us know someone with epilepsy. One of my cousins has epilepsy. My friend’s daughter also suffers from the disease.
3.4 million people in the United States have epilepsy and about 65 million worldwide. Epilepsy is a serious disorder that affects the brain. People with epilepsy suffer from seizures. The seizures can range from small and barely noticeable to so severe that that the person loses consciousness and the body spasms.
While the exact mechanism is as yet unclear, there is definitely a link between gluten and epilepsy in a certain percentage of people. This video explains the link, the effects and how the seizures respond to the the gluten-free diet.
Did you know you can be fat, yet malnourished? In this video, I explain two ways malabsorption and nutrient deficiencies actually make you fat.
You may have heard that gluten can cause over 300 signs, symptoms, associated disorders and complications. This is true and we were the ones who brought this to light in our 2007 medical reference, Recognizing Celiac Disease.
This video uses our Gluten Free Works Health Guide to show you how gluten causes hundreds of health problems in a cascading effect.
What started as the printed book in 2007, has developed into an all encompassing online health manual that we know can revolutionize how celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and healthcare are treated by professionals and people at home.
Subscribe to the Gluten Free Works Health Guide to recover your health and stay healthy.
Living 100% Gluten-Free is a challenge. Most of us, even after we’ve learned about hidden sources of gluten and done our best to stay away from them….are going to get “glutened” from time to time. This happens most often with:
2-Eating out at a new restaurant
3-Eating products that don’t have any “gluten” ingredients…but still aren’t 100% GF.
We have to be extremely careful with cross contamination in our own homes. Most of us are living with non-GF people. So make sure everyone knows which toaster is the GF one….and when your grandma is baking glutenous pies, cakes, and bread….stay far away from the kitchen. Trust me, I know. Even a TINY bit of gluten will do THIS to me:
Of course, I often get the same reaction when eating out at a new place I’m unsure about. Many restaurants offer “gluten-free” items, but they Read More »