Why is celiac disease so often dismissed by those around us? I have some ideas…
Sometimes I feel poorly. Monday was the perfect example. Nausea, fatigue, some gastrointestinal distress (but not major), and just an in general not feeling well. But the issue is, I didn’t eat out nor did I eat any heavily processed gluten free foods for the four days prior.
One of the first questions along this gluten-free journey is - will your house be 100% gluten-free? Most of the time, the knee jerk reaction is that yes, everything will be 100% gluten-free in my home. And I completely understand. But it is possible to co-exist in the same home with gluten eaters. Each family … Continue reading Does your house have to be 100% gluten-free?
Social Media is great. Heck, I can use it to vent a great deal of frustration rather than annoying my husband all the time. At the same time, it can be a constant source of frustration and disillusionment. Today is about social media posts.
ZED1227 looks like it might be promising as an adjunct to a gluten free diet for those with celiac disease.
"Ugh, celiac disease is caused by GMO modern wheat." "My cousin with celiac disease went to Europe. He ate European bread without a reaction." "Ancient grains don't cause celiac disease. You should eat more of those." We've all heard these things. I might even roll my eyes and walk away. Now, science proves that old wheat and new wheat can both cause celiac disease.
Celiac disease is commonly found when a patient reports symptoms to their doctor. Simple blood tests are run. Most commonly the Tissue Transglutaminase IGA or TTG IGA test is done. The TTG IGA test often determines if further celiac testing is warranted. The reliance on the TTG IGA test to determine further celiac testing may be a bit overblown. I'll explain.
here are a variety of clinical trials out there for those with celiac disease. Some are observational - where you just report to the researchers what you ate or how you felt. Some are investigational - where they are testing a new drug or treatment for celiac disease. Some require gluten ingestion, some don’t.
The Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2021 (FLMA) was introduced into both houses of Congress on August 4, 2021. Call your Congress Member or send them a message today about this important legislation.
Many drugs for celiac disease are in the pipeline but two are in late-phase clinical trials - Larazotide acetate and latiglutenase. And another that has been getting a lot of buzz lately - AN-PEP or GliadinX.