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Gluten Proteins Pass into Mother’s Milk?

Contaminated Breast Milk!? The following study demonstrates that the gluten protein, gliadin, passes into the breast milk of lactating mothers. Breast feeding mothers were given 20 grams of gluten. Their samples were then analyzed for the presence of gluten. Peak levels of gliadin were identified 2-4 hours after ingestion of gluten. Source: Acta Paediatr Scand. […]

Gluten Intolerance and Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE)

The autoimmune disease, SLE, is being studied in its relationship with gluten sensitivity. A recent study suggests that SLE occurs more frequently in patients with celiac disease than what is generally recognized. “This study suggests that SLE occurs far more frequently in biopsy-defined celiac disease than is currently appreciated, and detection may be more likely […]

Celiac Disease and Type I Diabetes Linked

Celiac disease often precedes Type 1 diabetes in children with both conditions. As a matter of fact, up to 10% of children with Type 1 diabetes have clinical celiac disease, according to findings presented at Gastro 2009 in London, UK by T. Hansson of Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden. Hansson explained that researchers detected elevated levels […]

Gluten Free Diets Help Psoriasis

Patients suffering with psoriasis commonly improve dramatically on a gluten free diet. The following research study found that people with psoriasis also had elevated antibodies to gliadin (wheat) and tissue transglutaminase (an enzyme antibody linked to celiac disease). The authors conclude that psoriasis and non-celiac gluten sensitivity are associated. Source: J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. […]

Schizophrenics Have Elevated Immune Reaction to Gluten

Research by Drs. Reichart and Landmark discover elevated IgA antibodies to gliadin, beta-lactoglobulin, and casein in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia compared to non schizophrenic controls. Source: Biological PsychiatryVolume 37, Issue 6, 15 March 1995, Pages 410-413. Gluten Free Society’s Stance: This study sheds light on the fact that most mental disorders are actually influenced by […]