Category Archives: Gastrointestinal Disease

Leaky Gut – Leaky Brain – Gluten is an equal opportunity destroyer

With more and more coming out in research about gluten intolerance, awareness continues to spread about the different manifestations of eating this detrimental protein. Studies on Leaky Brain – Gluten sensitivity research identifies a connection between gluten induced leaky gut, and leaky brain. The ramifications of these findings are important to understand the broad scope […]

Acid Reflux Linked to Gluten Intolerance

A recent research study linked peptic disease (heartburn, GERD, stomach ulcer) to gluten exposure in patients with gluten sensitivity. PD (peptic disease) is not uncommon in the presentation of CD (celiac disease). It is more likely to be found in the second decade of life. CD should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients […]

Gluten, Acid Reflux, and Esophageal Disease

Can Gluten Cause Heartburn? Do you suffer with heartburn?  Has your doctor put you on medications like Nexium or Aciphex to control your reflux disease?  Remember that the drug does not correct the origin of the problem.  It only masks the symptoms.  Research suggests that people who suffer from acid reflux – AKA gastroesophageal reflux […]

Genetic Testing For Gluten Sensitivity is Being Recommended for IBS Sufferers

A  review in the American Journal of Gastroenterology recommends that those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) be genetically tested for gluten sensitivity intolerance. The Review elucidates the role of diet in the progression of IBS symptoms. The authors further state that the classic signs of celiac disease are often absent for those suffering with […]

Leaky Gut Week Continued – Leaky Brain Syndrome and Epilepsy

As we focus on gluten and leaky gut this week, we should also illuminate the fact that gluten has also been shown to cause the same type of phenomenon in the brain.  New research draws a connection between gluten induced leaky brain damage and seizure disorders (epilepsy). Which Came First – The Chicken or the […]

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