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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 »
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 »
Celiac disease causes malabsorption of nutrients. As the video states, get these nutrient levels tested when you are diagnosed with celiac disease: vitamins A, D, E, K, folic acid, B12, and minerals iron, calcium, and phosphorus.
If your doctor never tested you, ask him to test you now. If you don’t have a doctor, or if you do, we recommend Spectracell Laboratories. Spectracell tests the nutrient levels inside your cells, not just those that are in your blood. This gives you an accurate result. (We are not affiliated with Spectracell.)
Wouldn’t it be great to show your doctor how your symptoms are related, or which nutrient deficiencies are affecting your treatment, while you are sitting right there in his office? What about those disbelieving family members who say it’s all in your head, but suffer from symptoms you know stem from celiac disease? (We all know what that is like!)
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 Gluten Free Works Health Guide.
But, what is inflammation and how do we stop it? Read More »
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 achieve good health:
- Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation is one of the main causes of disease. In celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, gluten is regarded as the trigger for inflammation. However, inflammation may persist if gluten has caused a dysfunction that is now triggering its own Read More »
A therapy for celiac disease is one step closer. ImmunogenX purchased the license for Alvine Pharmaceuticals’ medicine, ALV003, which degrades gluten before it can be digested and absorbed by the intestines. The following press release was distributed by ImmunogenX.
“Glutenase for in-vivo gluten degradation is a leading candidate for celiac disease ImmunogenX™, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune and gastrointestinal diseases, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the non-cash assets of Alvine Pharmaceuticals.
This includes Latiglutenase (formerly known as ALV003 and renamed IMGX003), an orally administered mixture of two recombinant gluten-specific proteases that degrades gluten proteins into small physiologically irrelevant fragments. The technology is backed by over 50 issued or pending patents, has been extensively studied in Phase I and Phase 2 clinical trials, and is the only CD treatment that has demonstrated histologic success as well as symptomatic improvements in Read More »
Innovate Biopharmaceuticals Completes License For Late-Stage Celiac Disease Asset From Alba Therapeutics
Alba Therapeutics has been working on a therapy for celiac disease the past 8 years. Alba’s therapy, Larazotide Acetate, is the first to reach phase 3 clinical trials, where it will be given to large groups of people.
When Alba first contacted us about helping to promote their phase 2 clinical trial, we investigated the therapy’s mechanism and were glad to see the drug is not absorbed into the body, but acts in the intestine to stop gluten from being absorbed. Better yet, it worked. We covered Larazote Acetate in our article, Medical Research Study to Test a Potential Celiac Disease Therapy Is Underway and Signing up Participants.
A real therapy for celiac disease is one step closer. Alba just sent us the following press release concerning their deal with Innovate Biopharmaceuticals to produce the therapy. Read More »
BioLineRx Ltd, a biopharmaceutical development company, was invited to deliver an oral presentation at the recent 2013 National Education Conference & Gluten-Free Expo, the Celiac Disease Foundation’s annual conference, in Pasadena, California.
Leah Klapper, Ph.D., General Manager, BioLine Innovations Jerusalem, presented BioLineRx’s therapy, BL-7010, for the treatment of celiac, as part of a session entitled Breaking Therapies Beyond the Gluten-Free Diet.
BL-7010 will be presented at Read More »