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Research of gluten disorders is exploding. This issue contains new research on Vitamin D Deficiency, Sarcoidosis, Osteoporosis, Dysbiosis, Peripheral Neuropathy, Autism and Learning Disabilities, and Muscle Weakness.
Research into gluten-related disorders is exploding. The old days of celiac disease being the only “gluten game” in town are over.
IgE gluten allergy, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, the direct effect of gluten damage to biological structures and function – the world of gluten sensitivity is growing daily as researchers discover the many varied ways gluten damages the body and the ways to counteract the damage.
Although the research is published in medical journals, the reality is that the vast majority of doctors will not see it, read it or understand it.
The Gluten Free Works Health Recovery Center keeps you up to date with the latest research. Recent Posts are listed on the home page, but be sure to check the symptoms that interest you because as research comes out, effective treatment protocols can, and do, change.
Author: John Libonati
The following posts have been recently revised to reflect new research or updated information.
“Calcium and vitamin D supplementation is associated with decreased abdominal visceral adipose tissue in overweight and obese adults.” This study investigating the effect ofcalcium and vitamin D on obesity showed findings that suggest calcium and/or vitamin D supplementation contributes to a beneficial reduction of visceral abdominal fat …Read More »
Psychological stress is produced in celiac disease both by the effects of gluten and by insufficiency of many nutrients. Such stress activates multiple physiological processes aimed at maintaining balance within the body. However, these physiological processes also have the capacity to influence the composition of microbial communities in the digestive tract, and research now indicates that exposure to stressful stimuli leads to gut dysbiosis. …
“Celiac disease associated with cutaneous sarcoidosic granuloma.” This case report of a patient with sarcoidosis describes improvement of dermatological lesions while on a gluten free diet and relapse each time diet stopped. Report refers to same reaction to gluten free diet in a patient with lung involvement. …
A gluten-free diet and vitamin E supplementation reversed both the clinical neurological manifestations and the abnormalities in the muscle biopsy. Anti-gliadin antibodies were no longer present. “This case illustrates the spectrum of neurological complications of celiac disease and documents the occurrence of reversible pathology resembling inclusion-body myopathy in the muscle.”…
“Celiac disease presenting as autism.” This case report describes diagnosis of celiac disease in a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with severe autism at a specialty clinic for autistic spectrum disorders. After initial investigation suggested underlying celiac disease and varied nutrient deficiencies, a gluten-free diet was instituted along with dietary and supplemental measures to secure nutritional sufficiency. The patient’s gastrointestinal symptoms rapidly resolved, and signs and symptoms suggestive of autism progressively abated …
Treatment failure may actually be the result of a highly processed gluten free diet as it is associated with small bowel bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). A highly processed gluten free diet(snacks such as cookies, crackers, pretzels) has been shown to alter the gut microbiome and increase gastrointestinal symptoms which leads to an increased permeability of the epithelial barrier (leaky gut) in patients with celiac disease. The health of the gut microbiota and the symptoms related to SIBO impact normalization of bone metabolism. …
Muscle weakness results from nutritional deficiencies due to malabsorption in celiac disease.3
Nutritional deficiencies that cause muscle weakness include any or all of the following which explains why muscle weakness is a major symptom of celiac disease:
The macronutrients needed to supply energy to muscles. These nutrients include carbohydrate, protein, and fat that contain energy.
The micronutrients needed to use energy. These nutrients include vitamins B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin C, zinc, and phosphorus.
The micronutrients needed to produce thyroxine which controls metabolism of energy. These nutrients include…