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Celiac Disease vs. Gluten Sensitivity: Defining Celiac Disease

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How many times have you read that celiac disease is the worst form of gluten intolerance? Or perhaps you’ve heard that celiac disease is the potential end-stage of gluten intolerance? Certainly you’ve probably read that gluten sensitivity isn’t nearly as severe as celiac disease. These statements are often repeated, and they sound fairly logical. But […]

Study: Many People With Gluten Sensitivity Haven’t Had Proper Tests

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A study in Australia found that people are not getting tested for celiac disease.  They looked at a group or mostly women in Melbourne who responded to an ad asking for participants in a study for people who believed that they had non-cecliac gluten intolerance. 72% of those studied had not been tested for celiac […]

Discussing Celiac Disease Awareness

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A recent article from the Huffington Post (“Why You Need Celiac Disease Awareness”) mostly gets that for millions of Americans (and many more people across the globe) living gluten free is not a fad, but is in fact a necessary health preservation diet. For people with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten intolerance eating gluten results […]

Discussion on “The molecular heart of celiac disease”

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A recent article from MedicalXpress.com titled, “The molecular heart of celiac disease revealed” has many folks discussing and debating the various approaches to disease treatment. I classify this in the realm of “Really cool science and even better marketing, but very little practical significance.” You can’t shut down even part of the immune system without […]

Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance: 
Common Wheat Allergies

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For a much more detailed examination of celiac disease, wheat allergies, and non-celiac gluten intolerance, please take a look at Dr. Stephen Wangen’s latest book: “Healthier Without Wheat.” This article reviews the relationship between celiac disease and gluten intolerance (an allergy to grains containing gluten such as wheat allergy). What Is Celiac Disease?
 Celiac disease […]

Celiac Patients with Anemia Show More Damage to Small Intestine Than Those with Diarrhea

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This is an interesting study showing that celiac patients with anemia had worse looking damage in their small intestine than did those with diarrhea. Another way of saying this is that your only symptom of celiac disease may be fatigue!  Which goes to show that one celiac patient can have very different symptoms from another, […]

Study Explores Potential Celiac Disease in Adults

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This study supports what we at the IBS Treatment Center have been saying for years, and even published in Dr. Stephen Wangen’s book “Healthier Without Wheat.” Once you’ve have positive blood testing for celiac disease, the biopsy is superfluous. But not for the doctor, because that is how they make their living. Patients with positive […]

IBD and Celiac Disease Patients More Likely to Have Headaches

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We have been pointing to the research for years – trigger the immune system, as happens in celiac, Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), (and many cases of IBS), and you will get all sorts of problems, including headaches. Yes, headaches have long been known to be associated with celiac disease. Remove gluten from the diet and […]

Questions about Celiac Disease

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What Is Celiac Disease?
 Celiac disease is a hereditary allergy to gluten that results in damage to the small intestine.Common symptoms include loose stools, fatigue, weight loss and generally poor health. However, symptoms can vary widely and include constipation, weight gain, and a skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis.   What Is Gluten? 
 Gluten is a […]

Understanding & Defining Celiac Disease

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What is celiac disease? You may have never heard of celiac disease, but it is actually a fairly common problem. In fact, 1 out of every 133 people has it. That is over 2 million people in this country. It is really more of an allergy than a disease, although it is typically called an […]

Study Reveals the Prevalence of Celiac Disease in the United States

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This new study (published in the National Institutes of Health) tested nearly 8,000 persons representing the population of the USA.  They determined which had celiac disease using blood testing alone (which is how we do it at the IBS Treatment Center).  Their conclusion is that the prevalence of celiac disease in the USA as a […]

Is Celiac Disease Under-Diagnosed in U.S?

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A recent article from Medical News Today leads with, “A major reason why celiac disease is still under-diagnosed in the U.S. may be because of under-performance of small bowel biopsies during endoscopies”. These findings were published recently online in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Leading researcher, Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, MS, assistant professor of clinical medicine in […]

Celiac Disease and Other Forms of Gluten Intolerance

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Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, and is responsible for the springiness and stretchiness of bread. Allergies and intolerances to gluten have been the subject of intensive research over the past decade. Much of this research has focused on celiac disease, which is a special form of gluten intolerance. It is […]

Is Gluten Sensitivity ‘Celiac Light’?

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A recent article titled, “Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Gluten Sensitivity Without Celiac Disease: Notes from the Front Lines” raised an interesting issue and I wanted to share it here. The article suggests that gluten sensitivity tends to be less severe than celiac disease. Based on this, it’s suggested that gluten sensitivity might be thought of […]

In Review: Celiac Disease & Gluten Intolerance

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With all the confusion lately on gluten intolerance and Celiac disease (Domino’s Gluten-Free Pizza Okay for Sensitive Eaters?), we wanted to post this Q&A again to help give some guidance and clear up the confusion. What Is Celiac Disease? 
Celiac disease is a hereditary allergy to gluten that results in damage to the small intestine. […]

Celiac & Gluten Q&A

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With all of this news lately about Domino not-so-gluten-free pizza, we thought that this would be a good time to remind people what Celiac disease and Gluten intolerance is and is not. What Is Celiac Disease?
 Celiac disease is a hereditary allergy to gluten that results in damage to the small intestine. Common symptoms include […]

May is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

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May is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month and a great time to educate people on gluten sensitivity.

 The term gluten sensitivity comes from the increased attention to the clinical importance of those who do not have celiac disease but respond symptomatically to the gluten-free diet. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, […]

Bone Loss in Celiac Disease, Not Just Malabsorption

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A very interesting study was recently published by Scottish researchers on the relationship between celiac disease and bone density. They looked at 15 celiac patients and found that 3 of them had an autoimmune reaction against a bone protein called osteoprotegerin. This means that their own immune system was attacking their bone. Previously it was […]

Library Journal Reviews Healthier Without Wheat

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I was thrilled to receive an excellent review of my new book in the current edition of Library Journal. Library Journal is a very selective publication and recommends books to be purchased for libraries across the the country. This is what they had to say about Healthier Without Wheat: Wangen (cofounder & medical director, Irritable […]

Celiac Disease is not the End Stage of Gluten Intolerance

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If is often assumed by those who recognize that celiac disease is not the only type of gluten intolerance that at least celiac disease is the end stage of gluten intolerance. This is one of the big misconceptions about gluten intolerance. This has never been studied, and there is no evidence to suggest this, much […]