IBS Treatment Center

Seattle, WA

Get out of the bathroom and get back to your life!

Tag Archives: what is celiac disease

Celiac Disease vs. Gluten Sensitivity: Defining Celiac Disease

Posted on by IBSTC

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 […]

Discussion on “The molecular heart of celiac disease”

Posted on by IBSTC

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

Posted on by IBSTC

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 Disease, Gluten Intolerance and Common Wheat Allergies

Posted on by IBSTC

For a much more detailed examination of celiac disease, wheat allergies, and non-celiac gluten intolerance, please take a look at Dr.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 is a […]

More Confusion Amongst Conventional Doctors Over Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac

Posted on by IBSTC

In this week’s Digestive Health Smartbrief, self proclaimed experts on gluten sensitivity are acknowledging that there is a lot more gluten sensitivity than there is celiac disease. That is good news. But…they are still confused… I (Dr. Stephen Wangen) have been writing about and studying gluten sensitivity for over a decade, however I was not […]

What Is the Treatment for Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance?

Posted on by IBSTC

The treatment is identical for both celiac disease and gluten intolerance. The goal? Remove all sources of gluten from the diet. This means that a person with a gluten allergy should not eat bread products, pastas, or processed food of any kind that contains wheat, rye, or barley in any form. Individuals require special dietary […]

Study Explores Potential Celiac Disease in Adults

Posted on by IBSTC

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 […]

Study: Celiac diagnoses rose during 2000s

Posted on by IBSTC

Although more doctors are now looking for celiac disease, it is understood by celiac experts that celiac disease is still underdiagnosed. This is primarily due to the wide variety of symptoms that people can suffer from if they have celiac disease. There are hundreds of different symptoms. Many celiacs do not even have digestive symptoms. […]

What Is Celiac Disease?

Posted on by IBSTC


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 protein found in […]

Understanding Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Posted on by IBSTC

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a symptom set that can be caused by celiac disease.  The take away for those with IBS – get tested for celiac disease and other forms of gluten intolerance as part of your diagnosis process.  Testing can help you identify what you need to do to address the cause of […]

Understanding Celiac Disease and Other Forms of Gluten Intolerance

Posted on by IBSTC

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 […]

What is Celiac Disease?

Posted on by IBSTC

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 protein found in wheat, […]

Gluten Intolerance: Patient Case Studies

Posted on by IBSTC

If you are allergic to gluten, then the result of removing gluten from your diet is generally a reversal of your health problems. Symptoms very often resolve, some faster than others, and you gain a new definition of optimal health. Even celiac disease is reversible, usually resulting in complete recovery of the damage to the […]

Questions about Celiac Disease

Posted on by IBSTC

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 […]

What is Celiac Disease?

Posted on by IBSTC

Celiac disease is diagnosed by measuring damage to the small intestine, either by blood testing or, traditionally, with a biopsy of the small intestine. A positive biopsy means that the villi, or small finger-like extensions of the intestinal lining, have been damaged; this is known as villous atrophy. However, recent studies have shown blood testing […]

What is Gluten Intolerance?

Posted on by IBSTC

Many people react to gluten by producing elevated IgG antibodies to gluten or wheat, but they do not have damage to the small intestine (which can indicate celiac disease). Their test results for celiac disease are negative. They become quite frustrated with traditional medicine, with its narrow focus on celiac disease, because they are told […]

Celiac Disease Q&A

Posted on by IBSTC

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 intolerance […]

Review: Celiac Disease and Other Forms of Gluten Intolerance

Posted on by IBSTC

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 […]

Study: Clinical Symptoms in Celiac Patients on a Gluten-free Diet

Posted on by IBSTC

The following study comes thanks to National Institutes of Health. OBJECTIVE:Persistent villous atrophy in patients with celiac disease (CD) on a gluten-free diet (GFD) is reported with increasing frequency. The aim of this study was to evaluate a possible association between persistent damage of the villi and “atypical” gastrointestinal symptoms in CD patients on a […]

Understanding & Defining Celiac Disease

Posted on by IBSTC

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 […]

What is Celiac Disease?

Posted on by IBSTC

  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 […]

Is Gluten Sensitivity ‘Celiac Light’?

Posted on by IBSTC

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 […]

Do You Really Need a Biopsy to Diagnose Celiac Disease?

Posted on by IBSTC

Celiac disease is traditionally diagnosed with a positive biopsy of the small intestine. The biopsy will demonstrate damage to the intestine known as villous atrophy. Villi are small finger-like extensions of the lining of the intestine that are visible only under the microscope. People with celiac disease and other conditions will show a marked reduction […]