Tag Archives: HLA-DQ

Celiac Vaccine Phase I Trial Finished

New vaccine for celiac disease finished Phase I trial.  The results summary are as follows: 34 test subjects were double blinded to test the safety of the new Nexvax2 vaccine for patients diagnosed with celiac disease.  All patients were HLA-DQ 2 or 8 positive.  In all, 19 subjects received the vaccine.  Three different doses were […]

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 Proteins Pass into Mother’s Milk

Poison 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 analysed for the presence of gluten.  Peak levels of gliadin were identified 2-4 hours after ingestion of gluten. Source: Acta Paediatr Scand. […]

Celiac Disease and Type I Diabetes Linked

Celiac disease often precedes Type 1 diabetes in children with both conditions.  As a matter of fact, up to 10% of children with Type 1 diabetes have clinical celiac disease, according to findings presented at Gastro 2009 in London, UK by T. Hansson of Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden. Hansson explained that researchers detected elevated levels […]

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 […]

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