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  • Celiac News
  • by imatthews
  • onNovember 10, 2019
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Is a Gluten Free Diet Is Bad For Those Without Celiac Disease?

A study in the American Gastroenterology Association published November 6th, 2019 confirms similar research that shows a gluten free diet for the average person does not improve health and is likely to cause health issues.  The research paper is titled Gluten Does Not Induce Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Health Volunteers Unfortunately, the food industry is just like any other competitive market place and companies will use whatever angle they can to differentiate their product.  That includes […]

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  • Celiac News
  • by imatthews
  • onOctober 30, 2019
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BREAKING NEWS: Celiac Disease ‘Cure’ Enters Phase 2 Human Trials

The word ‘cure’ is definitely overused on the internet.  Often claims of a cure are just click-bait lies.  In this case however, a ‘cure’ for celiac disease relates to a method of hiding gluten from the body thereby nearly eliminating the immune response.  This one does not feel like hype to us. At this years United European Gastroenterology Week, after decades of research Chicago’s Northwestern University announced it has developed a what appears to be […]

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A Surprising List Of Products That Contain Gluten

The first time I was brought to the hospital for a procedure, my doctor explained that I would have a few more endoscopes after the initial one, just to make sure the diet I have is actually working. This does not mean each new scope my doctors are checking my intestinal tract and going “yep still looks like celiac”, it means that I could very well be incorporating something into my diet that I am […]

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My Latest (and hopefully last) Endoscopy

With the experience I have gained from my previous procedures, this one was not big stress. I knew the routine, how long I would be waiting before I went under, ect. In the morning I was all set out in my pajamas, bags packed. The only thing I had forgotten was my dietary restrictions. I was pretty sure I would be able to have water in the hospital, but I was incorrect. You can view […]

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  • EoE
  • by D Matthews
  • onOctober 28, 2019
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Sandoz-Lansoprazole (EOE Pills)

I have been taking Sandoz-Lansoprazole since a few weeks after my first endoscopy. I’ve never had to take pills on a regular basis, so this was a first. In the beginning, I didn’t think it would be such a big deal to have them in my routine- but more than that I couldn’t fathom that these pills would solve an issue I barely even saw as an issue until there was a label put on […]

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How Hard Is It To Follow A Celiac Diet

Everyone will have a different answer to this, and the situation I have been placed in is made luxurious by the support I receive from my family. When I was first diagnosed, I missed a lot of what I saw pre-scope as a “regular diet”. The first three or four weeks were definitely the toughest, but as it turns out, gluten-free substitutes really aren’t that bad. I have heard a hundred horror stories of every […]

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How To Get Non-Celiac People To Take You Seriously

I am still fairly new to this disease, and for the first part of it, I didn’t take it seriously myself. I looked at every option to not to go gluten free. It wasn’t until my first endoscope that it really hit me. In the days leading up to it, I pretty much only ate bread and pasta. Then, I went cold turkey. It was insanely hard for the first three days. Seriously, only three […]

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Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Shows Great Promise For Celiac Disease

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is not an autoimmune disease like Celiac Disease but it does have definite automatic responses and the two have some other surprising links. It turns out that people with CF are three times more likely than those in the general population to have Celiac Disease.  That link intrigued Italian university researchers Luigi Maiuri and Valeria Raia along with Guido Kroemer, from France’s Descartes University. CFTR (Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator) is the […]

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  • by imatthews
  • onMay 31, 2019
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What Are The Psychological Impacts of Celiac Disease

It does take a masters degree in psychology to figure out that if you are diagnosed as celiac (or any other chronic disease) you might become despondent or depressed.  However, I wanted to know how your brain would react to untreated celiac disease. Notice that I didn’t specify undiagnosed.  A percentage of those diagnosed with celiac will refuse to change to a gluten free diet.  What happens to those people not treating their celiac, whether […]

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Does a Gluten Free Diet Heal Those with Celiac?

Unfortunately, the answer is yes and no.  Yes, a gluten free diet will usually heal the symptoms but it will not cure the underlying celiac disease. The Minnesota Mayo Clinic conducted a study of 241 adults in 2010 and found that: “…More than four out of five of those celiacs experienced what doctors call a “clinical response” to the diet—in other words, their celiac disease symptoms got better or disappeared entirely. But after two years, […]

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