Questions Answered

I read a lot of scientific information when researching for this blog. I read a lot of social media posts about celiac. Sometimes I feel like celiac has taken over my life. But along the way I feel like I've learned a lot about this disease. I also read things that also come up time and time again. So here are my answers to many of the questions on social media about celiac.

Plea to eat whole foods

There is a lot of discussion about whether something is gluten free or not in many online groups. Often someone will post a picture of an item and say, "Is this gluten free?" Some responses say yes, some responses say no, some will say I eat it without issue, and others will say that it makes them sick everytime. In my mind, that isn't a rousing endorsement of the product.

Can celiac go away?

Fat Celiac, you have gone crazy - celiac disease cannot go away. Maybe it can. Bear with me, read the whole article, read the supporting documentation, and then let's have a conversation about it. You may reach a different conclusion than I did, but the science might indicate that people could return to a gluten … Continue reading Can celiac go away?

Snake Oil Salesmen and My New Normal

I went to the Gluten Free and Allergy Free Expo in Atlanta over the weekend. It was good. I learned some things and found a new product or two to try. I heard some good information and some scientifically sketchy information.

Research on Celiac

I collect research articles all the time with interesting information about celiac disease. Some days are more interesting than others, but I'm always looking information. With all of this Covid-19 stuff going on, most of the celiac research information has taken a back seat, but I found a couple of articles I had saved over time.

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?

Spleen, Celiac, and Covid-19

About 30% of those with celiac disease have an issue with their spleen not functioning properly or is underactive. I'm going to talk about what the spleen does, how the spleen is affected by celiac, and how that is related to Covid-19.