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Gluten Free

Osteoporosis and Gluten Sensitivity

December 3, 2009

Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis can cause osteoporosis, so can gluten sensitivity. In a 2005 study, researchers evaluated 266 individuals with osteoporosis, along with 574 without the condition, to identify the prevalence of coeliac disease. They discovered that close to 5 % of people with osteoporosis had a positive blood test for coeliac disease, [...]

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Autism and Gluten

November 26, 2009

9 Years of Non-Communication
A 9 year old boy was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. The boy never started talking, found it difficult to stay focused, and had trouble responding to communication. From the age of 7 he finally started saying words spontaneously. When the boy was 9 his parents started him on [...]

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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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Anaemia and Coeliac Disease

November 12, 2009

The most common type of anaemia is Iron Deficiency Anaemia. Iron is an important part of haemoglobin which is the oxygen-carrying pigment in the blood.
Your blood usually gets iron from the food you eat and by reusing the iron in old blood cells. When your blood is not gathering enough iron from you food you [...]

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People suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome should be tested for Gluten Sensitivity – Part 2

November 5, 2009

In my last post I started to talk about chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, today I discuss the link with gluten sensitivity.
Laboratory tests will not detect fibromyalgia syndrome, but the American College of Rheumatology has issued guidelines for diagnosis, patients must experience tenderness in 11 or 18 “tender points” on the body.
• How does all [...]

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People suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome should be tested for Gluten Sensitivity – Part 1

October 29, 2009

Do you suffer from any of these symptoms?
Are you tired, so tired that you can hardly function? In addition to feeling tired do you get muscle aches and pains and possibly flu-like symptoms, such as headaches and perhaps abdominal pain and diarrhoea? And does exercising seem to make your fatigue even worse?
If you’re saying yes [...]

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A gluten-free-diet can reduce inflammatory bowel disease

October 22, 2009

A recent study has uncovered that a gluten-free diet can reduce inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). When properly diagnosed, individuals with IBD – like symptoms do respond to a gluten-free diet. The following conclusions were drawn from a 2004 paper investigating three women who had celiac disease and IBD symptoms:
One of the woman tested had a [...]

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Food Alerts on your Mobile – great service

October 15, 2009

FoodContentAlerts.com (FCA)  (http://www.foodcontentalerts.com), a free online and mobile service, was announced today by Durk  Barnhill, General Manager, TAXI NY.

FoodContentAlerts.com provides critical information and personalized data  management both at home and on-the-go for the nearly 70 million people in the United States and Canada alone suffering from food sensitivities, including food allergies, celiac disease and non-celiac [...]

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Tests Show a Gluten-Free Diet Can Reduce Thyroid Dysfunction Part 2

October 8, 2009

In my last post, Gluten-Free Diet Can Reduce Thyroid Dysfunction, I started to discuss some of the tests that have been conducted on celiac disease and autoimmune thyroid dysfunction. In today’s post I will conclude these findings.
A 2001 study involving 241 untreated celiac patients and 212 controls uncovered the following information; people with thyroid disease [...]

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Tests Show a Gluten-Free Diet Can Reduce Thyroid Dysfunction Part 1

October 1, 2009

For many years people were aware of the link between celiac disease and thyroid dysfunction but recent tests uncovered some interesting developments. In 2001, scientists conducted tests to measure the prevalence of coeliac disease in people with autoimmune thyroid dysfunction. They tested blood from 200 individuals with autoimmune thyroiditis, 50 who were found to have [...]

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