It’s very important that people with celiac disease maintain a gluten-free diet. Still, there has been some data to suggest that some people with celiac disease may be “hyper vigilant” in their approach to a gluten-free diet, and that such extreme vigilance can cause them stress and reduce their overall quality of life. Can a […]
A team of researchers recently reported a case of a celiac disease patient with splenic dysfunction from resulting in severe babesiosis, a malaria-like parasitic disease caused by infection with Babesia, a genus of Apicomplexa, typically from exposure to tick bites. Although most patients with babesiosis typically have a fever, there can also be non-specific symptoms, […]
TIMP-GLIA is a new nanoparticle-based celiac disease treatment. Will it work? The FDA has granted Fast track status to maker CourÂ Pharmaceuticals, so we may know sooner rather than later.Â Phase 1 studies to assess the safety and tolerability of TIMP-GLIA are currently underway in the United States. TIMP-GLIA works in part by encapsulating a component of […]
So, what about Annatto color? You may know annatto color as one of those common ingredients in food. Annatto color is used to color yellow or orange cheese. To make matters more confusing, annatto color still appears on some old, outdated lists as not gluten-free, and unsafe. Many of these listings of supposedly problematic ingredients […]
To make a clinical diagnosis of celiac disease, doctors use serological testing for IgA antibodies to human tissue transglutaminase (anti-tTG) which indicate celiac disease autoimmunity. However, some tests are more highly sensitive for anti-tTG, while other tests are highly specific. So, is combining two tests a reliable strategy for screening for celiac disease in clinical […]
Methylation is a biochemical reaction in the human body that requires a variety of nutrients to perform indispensable roles in neurological health, detoxification, amino acid metabolism, gene regulation and vitamin assimilation. Every person with celiac disease needs to have their methylation variants tested by their physician so they can achieve good health. How well your […]
Researchers suspect that certain environmental factors, including infectious agents, might play a role in making celiac disease more prevalent and more widespread. Researchers in the USA and Sweden studying regional variation in the frequency of celiac disease have found similarities in the geographic distribution of Lyme disease, an emerging multisystemic infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi […]
Many products that contain spelt are labeled “Wheat-Free.” Plenty of food that includes spelt claims that spelt is easier on the digestive system than wheat. It has also been called a “wheat alternative.” So, what about spelt? Is spelt gluten-free?
Anyone who has ever tried to get an official diagnosis for celiac disease has likely experienced one very unpleasant reality: Having to eat wheat for a couple of weeks to make sure the antibody tests are accurate. Currently celiac diagnosis requires gluten consumption. This can be hard for people who have already given up gluten.
Did you know that there are so many issues and questions surrounding celiac disease that even doctors who specialize in it find that the scientific data changes every six months, and this includes research data, new diagnostic and testing recommendations, and its connections to other diseases and conditions. In fact, many of us who think […]
People with celiac disease face a higher risk of infections like tuberculosis, influenza, and pneumococcal pneumonia, but researchers don’t know how this might apply to risk of Clostridium difficile infection in those patients. A team of researchers recently set out to identify celiac disease patients using biopsy data from all pathology departments in Sweden over […]
More and more, people are adopting a gluten-free diet due to perceived health and weight-loss benefits. A team of researchers recently set out to ask people with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity about their views on the health effects of gluten, and safety of vaccines and gluten-free food products.
Do you remember the moment when you were diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity? Most people I talk to have it etched in their memory. After all, the information is life transforming. Yet, I doubt if most of us understood the enormity of the information until time passed and we had the opportunity to […]
Armed with a Harvard MBA, Christine Rohrbeck was one of the few women to reach the top of the secretive, richly paid world of hedge funds. Still in her 30s, Rohrbeck was one of only two women out of 50 investment professionals employed at Baupost Group, one of the largest and most successful hedge funds. […]
Your own unique microbiome may represent the future of personalized medicine, including customized treatments for celiac disease.Â In the very near future, your personal microbiome may be the key to creating a customized treatment for celiac disease. That’s because new advances in genome studies are promising to help create a customized, individual approach for treating […]
Venture capital firms Arch Venture, and Vatera are betting big on biotech startup ImmusanT, the makers of potential celiac disease vaccine Nexvax2. Arch and Vatera have funded a $40 million B round that will support ImmusanT’s development of their celiac treatment through Phase II testing. Full data are expected in mid-2019.
After a lot of trial and error we celiacs learn, often the hard way, to eliminate foods that are poisonous to our bodies. Sadly, we often forget about what “goes onto” our skin. Since the skin is the living outer layer of our bodies it absorbs not only water and oils, it also absorbs cosmetics […]
The Canadian Celiac Association (CCA) finds itself facing questions of rumor-mongering and inaccuracy in the face of its ongoing comments about General Mills and Gluten Free Cheerios. When confronted with simple questions, the group refused to stand by their previous statements, refused to provide clarification, and refused to provide evidence. Not a single box.