Gluten, GMOs, Probiotics and Monsanto; the Web Tightens

I’ve had many people ask me about this “gluten free” thing and whether it’s “real.” Or is it just a fad? First and foremost, the entity known as celiac disease is nothing new. The traditional acceptance of celiac disease is a condition where the immune system of the gut attacks the gluten containing portion of […]

Organ-Specific Autoantibodies and Celiac Disease Patients – (10-16-00)

Organ-Specific Autoantibodies and Celiac Disease Patients This is yet another example of how important it is to determine food allergies and avoid those foods we’re allergic to. Wheat is high on the list of common allergies, along with corn and milk. This article also brings to light the systemic affects of food allergies; effects are […]

Classic Presentation of Celiac Disease Is Not Most Common – (11-08-01)

Classic Presentation of Celiac Disease Is Not Most Common This interesting portion of this article is that one third of patients in this study were originally identified as having irritable bowel syndrome. Most patients had seen three physicians before the correct diagnosis was made. Celiac disease is an allergy to one of the proteins found […]

Celiac Disease Overlooked as Cause of Iron-Deficiency Anemia – (02-19-01)

Celiac Disease Overlooked as Cause of Iron-Deficiency Anemia Celiac disease (gluten insensitivity; an allergy to certain proteins in wheat, barley and rye) does occur at a surprisingly high percentage in our population (one in 100 to 300, depending upon whom you ask…), and anemia is only a small portion of the potential deleterious effects; Alzheimers, […]

Screening for Celiac Disease in Healthy 2.5-Year-Old Children – (01-08-01)

Screening for Celiac Disease in Healthy 2.5-Year-Old Children This study points to a higher than previously believed incidence of gluten allergy (found primarily in wheat). Throw in dairy, corn and soy sensitivities and the numbers of infants and toddlers would grow. So why do many patients look at me strange when I suggest that allergies […]

Risk of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Celiac Disease – (04-08-02)

Risk of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Celiac Disease Allergy to gluten, a storage protein found in several grains (most notably wheat), has been all over the medical literature lately. Here we see a 3x increased risk for NHL. We need to start evaluating more regularly for celiac disease. Currently, a blood test called transglutaminase is one […]

Brain White-Matter Lesions in Celiac Disease – (08-13-01)

Brain White-Matter Lesions in Celiac Disease If this article does not give you an idea of how important it is to recognize the impact of food allergies on our overall health, I’m not sure what will. Reactions to food allergies can range from minor GI irritation to irreversible brain damage. Physicians need to begin to […]

Food allergies exist and are major contributors to chronic disease – (06-09-03)

Celiac neuropathy With the virtual avoidance of the fact that food allergies exist and are major contributors to chronic disease, this study has the potential to change the way many doctors view allergies. Unfortunately, they would have to read the article first…. This article reminds me of a patient I had awhile back that had […]

No harm from five year ingestion of oats in celiac disease – (02-11-02)

No harm from five year ingestion of oats in celiac disease Oats do contain some gluten which has always prompted the recommendation to stay away from oats in patients with celiac disease. I have always found these tough recommendations and have allowed patients to eat oat on an elimination diet. I am glad that current […]