Interesting article about self diagnosis.

The woman in the article, a former nurse, believed she had celiac disease. She self diagnosed, removed gluten, and continued to be sick. She was finally diagnosed with something completely unrelated. Please continue eating gluten and  consult a physician if you believe you have celiac.  Then if the blood test and biopsy disagree, please keep … Continue reading Interesting article about self diagnosis.

Leaky gut

Leaky gut or the idea that the gut is overly porous and things that should be contained within the digestive tract are leaking out into the body causing disease. This is a common idea in the pantheon of Facebook groups, naturopathic doctors, functional medicine, chiropractors, and other less traditional medical arenas. But is it legit?

The Case for a Blood Test only Diagnosis

I know. Again, I've gone crazy. I am an advocate for proper testing for celiac disease. I think people should get a 100%, ironclad diagnosis that will never be questioned in the future - there are just too many benefits to having an ironclad diagnosis. However, we all know I take risks. I have been thinking about why someone would not get a comprehensive diagnosis. Let's explore why someone might not want to complete the diagnostic process.

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) is a disease that is the skin manifestation of all the damage we have in our small intestines. There are many, many misconceptions about DH and we are going to talk about them all here today.

Type 1 Diabetes, Hashimotos, & Celiac

Type 1 Diabetes, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, and Celiac disease all walk into a bar. Sounds like the start of a great story - but for many it is a cluster of diseases that all have the same genetic roots. So Celiac disease has two genetic markers - HLA DQ2 and HLA DQ8. If you don't have … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes, Hashimotos, & Celiac