Mast Cells and Celiac – Part 1: The Immune System

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!

Pop Quiz

I always feel like going to the Gastroenterologist is like a pop quiz. I wonder if I ate gluten free enough to ensure my follow up celiac tests are normal. Always hope that there is no damage in the small intestine or colon. But until the results come back, I won't know how I've been doing.

Celiac death rates higher than control

Scary headline? Good. I wanted to get your attention. This is serious and celiac needs to be taken seriously It also needs to be managed. The gluten free diet needs to be maintained and managed. Follow up care with your doctor partner needs to be done to make sure everything okay. So, let's get into the studies that are over 10 years apart with the same result.

Steatorrhea & Celiac

I am obsessed with poo. I look at it in the toilet, examine it, think about it, wonder if it is too much or too little, and even sometimes take pictures of it. I really use my poo as a gauge of my health. I even ask my kids about their poo habits. I want to talk about a few things poo related - steatorrhea and gastrocolic reflex.

301 Posted articles

We are now up to 301 articles written and published. When I reach milestones like this, I like to think about where we are and where we have been. So, what has changed and what has remained the same - that's what we will discussed today.

NCGS, IBS, & Celiac

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity, irritable bowel syndrome, and celiac disease all have overlapping symptoms. Typically, all three have symptoms that include bloating,; diarrhea and/or constipation; neurological symptoms, such as brain fog; fatigue; and others. The common root to all of these is thought to be wheat or gluten. What does the science say on this?