Tag Archives: autoimmune

Gluten in Grains Central to Autoimmune Diseases

A New Interview with Dr. Peter Osborne was published… Gluten is a generic term for the storage proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley, but it is also found in all grains to some extent. Gliadin, the protein found in wheat, is responsible for the damage to the intestinal tract in celiac disease. Science estimates […]

Autoimmunity, Gluten, & Osteoporosis

A new report in the New England Journal of Medicine identifies antibodies against osteoprotegerin (a protein that prevents bone breakdown) in several patients with celiac disease.  This protein is responsible for helping maintain bone density.  When it is attacked by the body’s immune system, bone loss becomes accelerated leading to osteoporosis. Source: N Engl J […]

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 Cryptogenic […]

Link between hypothyroid and celiac disease

Does Gluten Sensitivity Cause Autoimmune Hypothyroid Disease (Hashimoto’s)? Not only do the authors of this paper discuss the need to screen hypothyroid patients for gluten sensitivity, they also discuss other common non intestinal manifestations of celiac disease and gluten intolerance:  anemia, osteoporosis, autoimmune disorders, unexplained neurological syndromes, infertility and chronic hypertransaminasemia, autoimmune thyroid disease, type […]

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 […]

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