Category Archives: Gluten Free Society Blog

More on Gluten Sensitivity and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The diagram to the right was recently published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. The authors of the paper do an excellent job of illustrating the connection between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). An article published last year in the same journal reported on the need to perform HLA-DQ genetic […]

Gluten Sensitivity causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

A new 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 […]

Increasing Prevalence of Celiac Disease in the Elderly

A recent study in the journal BMC Gastroenterology found that the incidence of celiac disease increases in the elderly population when individuals are subjected to additional screening. The study pointed out that individuals who previously tested negative for celiac disease, could test positive if they were subjected to future lab screening tests and intestinal biopsies. […]

The Gluten Syndrome: A Neurological Disease

Below is a recent abstract taken from a paper written by Dr. Rodney Ford. He has had extensive experience treating the neurological manifestations of gluten sensitivity and coined the new medical term – “Gluten Syndrome” to describe the non-intestinal reactions of those with gluten sensitivities. He is a true pioneer… “Gluten causes symptoms, in both […]

Celiac Disease Presenting as Autism

Gluten-restricted diets have become increasingly popular among parents seeking treatment for children diagnosed with autism. Some of the reported response to celiac diets in children with autism may be related to amelioration of nutritional deficiency resulting from undiagnosed gluten sensitivity and consequent malabsorption. A case is presented of a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with severe autism […]