Feeling poorly

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.

TTG IGA Negative & Still Celiac?

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.

Why to participate in celiac disease clinical trials?

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.

A plan for the first year!

Eating plan for the first year being gluten free!

Refractory Celiac Disease

Refractory celiac disease or RCD is rarely diagnosed. Today’s study demonstrates why RCD is so rare. The study demonstrates that gluten exposure is often the culprit in ongoing celiac disease symptoms.

EPI and Celiac

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) and celiac disease may be common cohorts. Today we will discuss the pancreas functions, what EPI is, and what the research says about celiac and EPI.

A love note to the long suffering significant others

Pre-Valentines love letter to the long suffering partners of people with celiac disease!

What does “Gluten free” mean?

In my mind, gluten free means any food item free from any gluten containing ingredient. However, that probably isn’t good enough for everyone. So, the United States Food and Drug Administration clarified the definition of gluten free. Today is all about labels!

The Challenge of the Gluten Challenge

I have a gluten free diet that isn’t ideal, but effective to help with my celiac. So, the drug companies have to make a good argument to me that their drug will help alleviate symptoms and prevent damage to my intestines in order for me to spend my hard earned money on their solution. This begs the question – can someone prove to me that their drug works without a gluten challenge?

Boredom

Gluten free food boredom is a real thing. Many times, those of us with food issues like to stick to the same foods because we know they are safe and we won’t get sick. I think this is both good and bad.