Tag Archives: celiac disease

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 […]

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 […]

Dogs are Gluten Intolerant!

A study published in the journal Gut demonstrated that gluten can induce enteropathy in Irish Setter dogs. “Affected setters, reared on a normal wheat containing diet, exhibited partial villus atrophy, intraepithelial lymphocyte infiltration, reduced brush border alkaline phosphatase activity, and increased intestinal permeability. Gluten sensitivity was shown by introduction of a gluten free diet, which […]

Gluten Intolerance Causes Infertility

This study demonstrates how gluten sensitivity can contribute to infertility and other obstetrical and gynecological problems. Celiac patients who were not compliant with a gluten free diet presented with “delayed menarche, secondary amenorrhea, a higher percentage of spontaneous abortions, anemia and hypoalbuminemia.” Gluten free diet compliance led to normal pregnancies. The author of the study […]

Wheat Germ Agglutinin WGA

Science has not been able to blame the protein gluten for all of the detrimental symptoms experienced by those with gluten sensitivity. It is common scientific knowledge that grain research is in its infancy. On that note, we discuss the lectin compound – wheat germ agglutinin (WGA)… The following was written by nutrition educator – […]