Wild, wild west

For the most part, I often feel like celiac disease is the wild west. Science knows a lot about celiac disease. It is the only autoimmune disease with a known trigger – gluten. When gluten is removed from the diet, all is supposed to be okay. But many people diagnosed with celiac don’t get to “healthy”.

What to say?

We are all social distancing now, but that will end at some point. I was thinking about what should we say when people ask about celiac.

Big Pile of Mush

I often start to write articles and then something else will pop up – a new study or a question from you all. Currently, I have 34 articles that have been started or never finished. Re-reading this one is sort of like re-reading a journal from years ago. It marks a moment in time. Here is a look into what I was thinking on Valentine’s Day this year!

Gallbladder & Celiac

Many people in the celiac community have talked about gallbladder disease. Is there science that says they are related or is there something else?

New Study & New Drug

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!

What have I been eating?

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!

Symptoms, self-diagnosis, and soapbox

The three S’s of celiac disease – symptoms, self-diagnosis, and my soapbox.

Gluten Proteins In Wheat

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.

Covid vs. Gluten

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!

My Covid Journey

“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.