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!

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?

Celaic & Diabetes

What does celiac have to do with diabetes? A lot really – read more to find out!

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”.

Eating Disorders and Autoimmunity

Autoimmunity and eating disorders have a bidirectional relationship – if you have one you are more likely to have the other!

Four Types of Celiac

Four types of celiac!

Ongoing Nutrient Deficiencies

Yes, people with celiac disease have nutritional deficiencies. Many times the deficiencies are found at diagnosis and can even lead…

shhh…a gluten free diet doesn’t help

shhhh….Gluten free diet doesn’t help healthy people

Alternative Testing for Celiac

Be careful out there – many people will try to take your money and tell you what you want to hear.