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Silent Celiac Disease Causes Premature Death

The following article is being cited from Dr. Peterson, author of The Gluten Effect, and Physician at Health Now Medical Center Research Cites Dramatic Increased Incidence of Celiac Disease Dr Joseph Murray, a Mayo Clinic specialist in gastroenterology led a study which spanned 5 decades and included over 9,000 participants. It was presented in the […]

Gluten Sensitivity and Liver Disease

  More than 200 scientific studies have linked gluten sensitivity to liver disease. In this review, the following liver conditions were linked to gluten intolerance: Reactive hepatitis ( coeliac hepatitis) Autoimmune liver disorders including – Autoimmune hepatitis, Autoimmune overlap syndrome, Autoimmune (sclerosing) cholangitis, and Primary biliary cirrhosis Non alcoholic fatty liver disease Acute liver failure […]

Gluten Sensitivity – Not Just For Celiac Disease!

Marios Hadjivassiliou and colleagues have published yet another paper on gluten sensitivity… The Summary of the paper is below. Bolded points shed light on many misconceptions about gluten sensitivity. “Gluten sensitivity is a systemic autoimmune disease with diverse manifestations. This disorder is characterised by abnormal immunological responsiveness to ingested gluten in genetically susceptible individuals. Coeliac […]

Grain – A double edged sword

The globe-spanning presence of wheat and its exalted status among secular and sacred institutions alike, differentiates it from all other foods presently enjoyed by this planet’s human inhabitants. And yet the unparalleled rise of wheat as the very catalyst for the emergence of ancient civilization has not occurred without a great price. While wheat was […]

Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease

A recent paper published in the Annals of the New York Acedemy of Sciences connects intestinal permeability (AKA leaky gut syndrome) with the development of autoimmune diseases. The authors base their findings on what we know of celiac disease and Type I Diabetes. Both diseases share the same HLA-DQ genetics. As well, they both share […]