Category: Celiac News

  • 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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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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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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Are Men or Women With Celiac More Prone To Cancer

In 2014 the Celiac Disease Foundation reported that Western studies have shown about a 50% increase in cancer risk for those with celiac or substantive gluten sensitivity.  That being said, Beyond Celiac.org reminds us: “…It is important to remember, however, that developing cancer due to celiac disease is quite rare. The vast majority of those with celiac disease will never develop these related cancers. Symptoms of these cancers may include weight loss, abdominal pain, enlarged […]

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Coeliac vs Celiac vs Sprue?

In short, Coeliac, Celiac and Celiac Sprue are the same thing: Celiac disease is the term used the United States and Canada Coeliac disease is the term used mostly in Europe Celiac Sprue is used in tropical locals The last one, Celiac Sprue is very confusing because its roots are in “Tropical Sprue” which is a much less serious condition that is NOT an autoimmune disease and CAN be reversed. I have read the Celiac […]

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What Can Happen If You Ignore Celiac Disease?

I am one of the ‘lucky’ people that are so called ‘asymptomatic’, meaning that I can eat all the gluten I want and not have a near immediate intestinal response. My big problems are terrifying hemiplegic migraines and agonizing gut pain two or three times per year.  These problems do not appear correlated with my eating and seem more brought on by stress.  However, since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and I have gone […]

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  • by imatthews
  • onMay 19, 2019
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The US FDA Puts a Celiac Vaccine on the Fast Track & You Can Join the Trial!

You might have heard about a vaccine for Celiac Disease but don’t have the details… and neither did we so I dug into it and here is what I found: There is a vaccine already in human trials from Cambridge Massachusetts based ImmusanT: “… We are developing a new class of therapeutic vaccines to change the lives of people living with autoimmune diseases. Our Epitope-Specific Immuno-Therapy™ (ESIT™) platform provides a precision medicine approach to restoring […]

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  • by D Matthews
  • onMay 12, 2019
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Where a Celiac Can Eat in Palm Springs Village Fest Street Fair

Every Thursday night Palm Springs holds a large street festival on North Palm Canyon Drive (basically, the downtown strip) called Village Fest and we spent forever trying to find a restaurant that took my Celiac seriously. First we looked up reviews and found Bill’s Pizza was highly regarded by Celiac’s.  Fortunately when we arrived and explained my Celiac condition to the server, he was good enough to say that Bills: offers gluten free choices but […]

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