Gluten is everywhere. It can sneak into someone's diet in places nobody would even consider. The most unusual place I found gluten was plain vanilla ice cream. Once while at the beach, my in-laws wanted to treat the family to ice cream. I explained I couldn't go to an ice cream shop, so they went to the grocery store. When they got back, I casually looked at the ingredients for the vanilla ice cream. Wheat was the first ingredient - in ICE CREAM!!! The gluten contamination elimination diet might help.
Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth or SIBO is a common issue for those with and without celiac disease. What is SIBO and what does the science say about SIBO and celiac disease? Let's look!
I took a break, but now I'm back.
I make plans. I may not always achieve my plans, but I always am thinking about what comes next. Yesterday and today, I've been a mess. This pandemic and my inability to really take a break has been wearing on me. I've been cranky and short with my family.
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Mastocytosis are big topics. How these diseases relate to celiac disease is a big, complex interaction. In order to get to specifically how mast cells work, I think I need a basic understanding of some big concepts in the immune system. I've had to go back to learn a lot of concepts about the immune system simply to make sense of the mast cell interactions in the body. I'm sharing my learning journey with you!
I asked and you delivered. I had writers block at the end of last week and have a slew of topics to discuss over the next few weeks. A few of them are quick and easy answers. Others will require more in depth research and a day or two of articles. Some I've written about in the past, but they might need updating. Here is the list and my comments about the next steps with each.
The only "cure" for celiac disease is a gluten free diet. No medicine or pills can degrade the gluten to alleviate the autoimmune cascade associated with celiac disease. I think we need to talk about control rather than the gluten free diet being a cure.