No therapies other than a gluten free diet for life exist for celiac disease. The gluten free diet is insufficient for many to induce complete healing. I'm only talking about healing here. Any exposure to gluten causes damage. A crumb of gluten damages the system as if a celiac sufferer had eaten a piece of bread. The only way to improve our situation is participation in clinical trials!
Over the past few weeks, I've really been experimenting. I've wanted to expand what we eat because grilled chicken can only be cooked so many ways. Here's what I've been cooking, including recipes, and how they turned out. I hope you try these out too!
The three S's of celiac disease - symptoms, self-diagnosis, and my soapbox.
Over the past 10 years there has been an increase in the number of celiac patients around the world. A few theories regarding the increase in cases are increased awareness, easier screening for celiac, increased hygiene, increased gluten consumption earlier in life, and increased concentration of gluten proteins in wheat. We are going to talk about a recent study evaluating the immunostimulatory parts of wheat.
Yesterday we discussed how it felt to have Covid and what my symptoms were. Because I've seen several posts in the group regarding how covid symptoms are similar to when someone gets glutened. For me, they were absolutely different in symptoms and intensity. Let's explore!
"You've got double Covid pneumonia" the doctor told me. Well, that was not what I was expecting but I guess I don't have much of a choice. Today I'm going to talk about my Covid journey.
In the last week or so, gluten degrading enzymes have been all the rage. BeyondCeliac and Celiac.com have both put out articles relating to gluten degrading enzymes. What are they and why all of a sudden are we talking about them?
Yesterday, I talked about a case study where a guy with celiac disease taking tofacitinib for a different reason while consuming gluten showed complete clinical remission. Today we are going to talk about why this not be quite as promising as one hoped but may still need to be investigated.
According to the case study published today, a man with celiac disease, alopecia, and rheumatoid arthritis was prescribed off label Tofacitinib to control the alopecia. He had always been less than strict on his gluten free diet and after starting the Tofacitinib returned to a gluten containing diet. Routine follow up for his celiac disease detected no mucosal damage in the small intestine. Wow! I've got some questions here.....
Stem cells can cure Refractory Celiac Type 2 - but that is celiac you don't want!