Tag Archives: celiac disease

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 – […]

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 […]

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