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celiac disease

Conditions Associated with Gluten Sensitivity – Autism

September 7, 2010

Autism
Autism is a disorder that causes young children to not develop normal social relationships, and can begin from the age of two. An autistic child also behaves in compulsive and ritualistic ways, and often communicates in an abnormal manner.
High levels of antibodies to gluten and casein (a protein in milk products), have consistently been found [...]

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Conditions Associated with Gluten Sensitivity – Neurological Diseases Part 2

August 31, 2010

Neurological Diseases Part 2
One of the first symptoms of gluten sensitivity and neurological disorders, are unexplained, frequent headaches.
The M.D. of the Royal Hallmashire Hospital in Sheffield, England – Marios Hadjivassiliou, studied four male and six female patients suffering from headaches and gluten sensitivity – some of which also had unsteadiness or ataxia. The patients had [...]

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Conditions Associated with Gluten Sensitivity – Neurological Diseases Part 1

August 24, 2010

Neurological Diseases Part 1
People suffering from neurological diseases of unknown causes have a far greater frequency of gluten sensitivity than those of the general population.
One study in particular showed 57 percent of patients with neurological disorders of unknown origin had elevated levels of antigliadin antibodies, compared to only 12 percent in the control group.
This is [...]

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Conditions Associated with Gluten Sensitivity – Microscopic Colitis

August 3, 2010

Microscopic Colitis
Over the next few weeks I will be writing about other conditions that are associated with gluten sensitivity.
Colitis and Other Gastrointestinal Complaints are associated with gluten sensitivity – making it crucial to understand how to avoid this, in order to live a healthy life.
Colitis occurs when the colon is inflamed and usually causes chronic [...]

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What is Silent Coeliac Disease?

July 20, 2010

Silent Coeliac Disease is the damage to the small intestine (which is typically found in traditional coeliac disease), but without any obvious symptoms.
As the obvious symptoms are not present people can go for years, often decades without being diagnosed, while coeliac disease slowly but silently eats away at their health.
The initial signs of Silent Coeliac Disease [...]

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Gluten Free Supermarket Shopping

May 28, 2010

Keeping your trolley free of gluten is not always the simplest of errands. Previously we’ve discussed Gluten Safe grains (see my previous article “Inside The Gluten Free Kitchen”) but supermarkets are a maze of gluten products. Use this article to help you make the right choices in the supermarket:
Fruit:
All fresh fruit is gluten free. Buy [...]

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Gluten Free Party Tricks

April 28, 2010

Celebrations and social get-togethers can be difficult for gluten free dieters. Delicious snacks, wholesome meals and enticing deserts make it hard to resist gluten.
Consider this your gluten free party plan:

1. Talk to your host.
Before the party, try talking to the host about your dietary concerns.  Make sure he/she understands you’re not trying to create more [...]

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Gluten Free Restaurant Rules

April 23, 2010

If you enjoy a gluten free diet, then dining in a restaurant warrants a certain level of caution.
Firstly, ignore the complimentary bread!
Yes, you’re hungry.  Yes, it is free.
But it’s almost certainly not going to be wheat free.
The solution:

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Nutritional Treatments

March 18, 2010

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease such as gluten sensitivity, these are the basic treatments that are most likely to occur.
The first step doctors will take is to identify targeted nutritional needs.
All doctors will perform check-ups, using various methods but they’ll all achieve the end result of gaining a comprehensive understanding of [...]

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Gluten Sensitivity Can Cause Severe Headaches

November 19, 2009

In 2004 a research study was published examining the link between gluten sensitivity and severe headaches.
The research was focused around “soft” neurologic conditions such as headaches in young adults and children. Headaches were the most commonly found neurologic disorder in the 111 patients with celiac disease. Out of the patients in the study; 64.5% with [...]

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