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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 […]

Science News Report: Separating Wheat From Chaff in Gluten Sensitivity

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A recent article from ScienceNews.org provides a better overview of the challenges related to gluten sensitivity. Excerpt from ScienceNews.org: There are two well-established conditions that require people to avoid gluten. Celiac disease, an immune response to gluten that produces severe inflammation of the small intestine, afflicts about 0.75 percent of the population.  A wheat allergy, […]

Addressing Non-Celiac Gluten Illness

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There have been several articles and blogs published lately that claim that gluten sensitivity non-celiac gluten issues are a fad and have no medical validity. This is an unfortunately common response. It is easy to make fun of the gluten-sensitive population. They are different.  They are setting a new standard. While some people avoiding gluten […]

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 […]

Study Attempts to Question Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

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From the IBS Treatment Center’s Dr. Stephen Wangen: How many of you out there know that you feel worse when you eat gluten?  And how many of you don’t have celiac disease?  A lot of you. I know, because I see people like that every week. And yet scientists (and this group included gastroenterologists) have […]

Could It Be Gluten?

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This article was written by the IBS Treatment Center’s Dr. Stephen Wangen and originally published at SimplyGlutenFreeMag.com.– Think that your problem couldn’t be caused by gluten sensitivity? Think again. If you’re still under the impression that people who react to gluten always have diarrhea, then you’re still old school. If you think that it has […]

Gluten Reactions are Far Reaching

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Think that your problem couldn’t be caused by a gluten sensitivity? Think again. If you’re still under the impression that people who react to gluten always have diarrhea, then you’re old school. If you think that it has to involve any digestive symptom at all, you’re still behind the times. Gluten sensitivity comes in all […]

Question What You Read: Q&A on Celiac, Gluten Sensitivity & Nutrional Deficiencies Leaves Much To Be Desired

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Do we want to do true preventive medicine, or are we just putting out fires?  A huge percentage of celiacs don’t experience symptoms and therefore would not be classified under this article’s (Q&A with Leading Celiac Experts on Gluten Sensitivity, Schizophrenia, and Nutritional Deficiencies) definition as being gluten sensitive. But of course they ARE gluten […]

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 […]

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, […]