Gluten sensitivity affects 40% of people

THE CONUMDRUM OF GLUTEN SENSITIVITY AND AUTOIMMUNITY

Why are the tests often wrong

By DR. THOMAS O’BRYAN, DC, CCN, DACBN


Many of us believe that the toxic peptides of gluten found in wheat, rye and barley may detrimentally affect any tissue in the body and are not restricted to the intestines. As a matter-of-fact, one of the ‘mantras’ of the Gluten Sensitivity network comes from an 8-yr old article: “That gluten sensitivity is regarded as principally a disease of the small bowel is a historical misconception.” There is a key word in this statement which I suspect was an emphasis of the Author’s message and sets the tone for this article (and this Network Movement). That key word is ‘principally’. Is Gluten Sensitivity ‘principally’ a disease of the small intestine? Point-blank answer – No it is not. For every Gluten Sensitive patient with the symptoms of an enteropathy (Classic Celiac Disease), there are 8 with no GI symptoms.

And what is the importance of recognizing this? Unfortunately, too many doctors will tell their patients that if the intestinal symptoms are not severe, or if there is no advanced intestinal damage (total villous atrophy), then the patient does not need to be vigilant in avoiding gluten exposure at all costs.  Read Full Article Here…

Q: What conditions are related to gluten and gluten-related disorders?

Q: What conditions are related to gluten and gluten-related disorders?

In the words of Dr. Rodney Ford, a pediatric GI who started talking about gluten-related disorders in the mid-1990s, “Who should be concerned about gluten? Well, anyone who is sick. If you are sick, you should think about gluten!”

It would be silly to say that “all” conditions are associated with gluten, but it’s rational to say that any condition “may” be associated with a gluten-related disorder.

 

We would like to enable you to carry out your own research into gluten-related disorders and different medical conditions. After all, ‘give a person a fish you feed them for a day; teach a person to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.’

Please visit PubMed, a search engine dedicated to life sciences and biomedical topics from the National Library of Medicine.

In the search bar you can type in “gluten” or “celiac” and the name of the condition or symptoms you would like to investigate.

For example, when you type in “celiac disease and Down’s syndrome”, here’s what pops up – 140 references 

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