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Corn and Celiacs Disease

Many gluten free products use corn as an assumed safe grain substitute. Are you buying into this myth? Is corn gluten free? A Study published in the journal Gut identified that corn gluten caused an inflammatory reaction in patients with celiac disease. “The observation that corn gluten challenge induced an abnormal NO reaction in some […]

Gluten (Gliadin) Found in Breast Milk

Human Dairy Contains Gluten! In this research study, high concentrations of gluten proteins were found in the milk of breast feeding women. The study demonstrated that even after being on a gluten restricted diet for 3 days, gluten proteins were still present in the breast milk. It was found that the gluten/gliadin proteins were not […]

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. […]