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gluten sensitivity

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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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 Diet Ineffective? Learn about Cross-Reactivity.

May 7, 2010

People who suffer from gluten sensitivity or celiac disease have one simple solution: a gluten free diet.
However, the human body is complex. For some, simply avoiding gluten is not enough. Cross-reactivity is a condition where your body’s autoimmune antibodies mistake other food proteins for ones you can’t tolerate. Cross-reaction to other foods creates the same [...]

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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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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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