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Gluten Intolerance on the Rise

Gluten Intolerance in Finland has doubled and is estimated to effect 2% of Finnish population. “We’ve already seen a similar trend emerge earlier on where allergies and certain autoimmune disorders are concerned. Screening has shown that gluten intolerance occurs in 1.5 per cent of Finnish children and 2.7 per cent of the elderly. The higher […]

Gluten Proteins Pass into Mother’s Milk?

Contaminated Breast Milk!? The following study demonstrates that the gluten protein, gliadin, passes into the breast milk of lactating mothers.  Breast feeding mothers were given 20 grams of gluten.  Their samples were then analyzed for the presence of gluten.  Peak levels of gliadin were identified 2-4 hours after ingestion of gluten. Source: Acta Paediatr Scand. […]

Schizophrenia Patients Riddled With Autoimmune Disease

Is Schizophrenia an autoimmune condition? The following was taken from a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry: “A history of any autoimmunedisease was associated with a 45% increase in risk for schizophrenia. Nine autoimmune disorders had higher prevalence rates among patients with schizophrenia than among comparison subjects…, and 12 autoimmune diseases had higher […]

Gluten Sensitivity causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

A new review in the American Journal of Gastroenterology recommends that those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) be genetically tested for gluten sensitivity intolerance.  The Review elucidates the role of diet in the progression of IBS symptoms.  The authors further state that the classic signs of celiac disease are often absent for those suffering with IBS even […]

Increasing Prevalence of Celiac Disease in the Elderly

A recent study in the journal BMC Gastroenterology found that the incidence of celiac disease increases in the elderly population when individuals are subjected to additional screening.  The study pointed out that individuals who previously tested negative for celiac disease, could test positive if they were subjected to future lab screening tests and intestinal biopsies. […]

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