Category Archives: Gluten Free Society Blog

Celiac Disease Awareness Month Is Official in California

Good news in California for the celiac community this week! A new resolution was introduced and passed recognizing May as celiac disease awareness month. The author of the legislation, Senator Bob Huff, had this to say… “I’m grateful for the bipartisan support I received on this very important measure as we work to reduce the […]

HLA-DQ markers, positive celiac antibodies, and IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a diagnostic no man’s land. Most receive the diagnosis only after most traditional lab and imaging tests fail to show any pertinent findings. In the referenced study below, 21 of 22 patients were diagnosed with IBS. All of these patients had positive anti-bodies to gliadin (gluten found in wheat). The authors […]

Wheat, Dairy, Corn, & Soy Staple Foods of Disease

Approximately 70% of all American calories come from a combination of the following four foods: wheat, dairy, soy and corn – assuming, that is, we exclude calories from sugar. Were it true that these four foods were health promoting, whole-wheat-bread-munching, soy-milk-guzzling, cheese-nibbling, corn-chip having Americans would probably be experiencing exemplary health among the world’s nations. […]

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 […]