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Neurological Disease Common in Patients with Celiac Disease

A recent study found a high incidence of neurological problems in patients previously diagnosed with celiac disease The study found that the following secondary neurological symptoms developed in patients even though they were on an FDA defined gluten free diet. Migraine (28%) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (20%) Vestibular dysfunction (8%) Seizures (6%) Myelitis (3%) Depression, personality […]

Autoimmune Heart Inflammation – Does Gluten Play a Role

Acute pericarditis (inflammation of the sack surrounding the heart) can be caused by virus or bacterial infection, but 85% of the cases have an unknown etiology (cause). The common presence of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the fluid around the heart and antinuclear antibodies (ANA – a blood marker commonly used to help diagnose lupus) in the […]

What is Gluten Sensitivity-Intolerance?

Celiac Disease is not the same thing as Gluten sensitivity Contrary to popular belief, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are not the same thing. Unfortunately, most doctors aren’t up to speed on this very important topic. Standard procedure in a medical office is to test for serum antibodies to gliadin (the gluten found in wheat), […]