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.

Social Media Fights

I try really, really hard not to get into social media fights with people. Rarely do I feel better after having argued with someone on social media and I know better. But sometimes, I cannot let it slide. I couldn’t let it slide a few days ago.

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!

Grateful to you!

Thank you for reading!!!

Controlling celiac

The only “cure” for celiac disease is a gluten free diet. No medicine or pills can degrade the gluten to alleviate the autoimmune cascade associated with celiac disease. I think we need to talk about control rather than the gluten free diet being a cure.

Leaky gut

Leaky gut or the idea that the gut is overly porous and things that should be contained within the digestive tract are leaking out into the body causing disease. This is a common idea in the pantheon of Facebook groups, naturopathic doctors, functional medicine, chiropractors, and other less traditional medical arenas. But is it legit?

Bacteria causes Celiac?

There might be a link to an acquired bacteria and celiac disease leading to potential prevention and cure of the disease.

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.

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”.