Category Archives: Asthma

Gluten Intolerance and Asthma – Is There A Connection?

The incidence of people suffering with asthma in the U.S. continues to grow.  Interestingly enough, so does the incidence of people being diagnosed with gluten intolerance.  Because asthma can be an autoimmune reaction, the next question is – Are the two related? According to a new study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, […]

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Uveitis, and Asthma Resolved on Gluten Free Diet

Does a gluten free diet help this (insert disease name) autoimmune disease? The answer is typically yes. Why? It has been well established that gluten contributes and in many cases, causes these types of conditions. We know that it creates leaky gut syndrome and gut bacterial changes that change the way the immune system behaves. […]

Does Gluten Intolerance Cause Asthma?

According to a new study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, there is a strong correlation. Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 127, Issue 4, April 2011, Pages 1071-1073. Baker’s Asthma dates back to an observation from 1700.  Bakers exposed to large amounts of flour dust suffered respiratory symptoms that mimicked asthma. […]

Gluten Sensitivity Increases the Risk for Asthma

A new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology finds a connection between asthma and celiac disease.  This is just one more study that connects breathing disorders to food allergy.   Most doctors focus on air born allergies when trying to treat asthma.   It is nice to see researchers looking into food as […]

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