Hope on the Horizon for Celiac Disease

Image: Dr. Vikki Petersen
Vikki Petersen, D.C., C.C.N.

We know that celiac disease is not the ‚Äėrare‚Äô disorder that I was taught it was at school. We know that at 1% incidence, it is the most common life-long disorder in the US and Europe. And we know, as of recent research, that the 1% incidence actually increases to 4 and 5% as the population ages. Therefore, we have a fairly common disorder on our hands that is poorly diagnosed. Continue reading “Hope on the Horizon for Celiac Disease”

Celiac Disease and Probiotics

Bloated Stomach Due to Celiac Disease

By: Carla Spacher

Once antibodies were discovered as a way of testing for celiac disease, it opened up an entirely new way of assessing the data found in celiac disease research.¬†Dr.¬†Alessio Fasano, Medical Director for University of Maryland School of Medicine (update 2015 – now at the Massachusetts General Hospital), reported¬†that, previously, doctors had to diagnose celiac disease based upon the patient‚Äôs symptoms; biopsy of the gut to confirm inflammation; and whether a gluten-free diet provided any relief. However, as is with any autoimmune disease, Dr. Fasano warns that just screening for antibodies against¬†gluten is not a definitive diagnosis because anyone can carry this antibody who does not necessarily have celiac disease. ¬†Celiac Disease research continues and we are learning new things every day.¬†Learn more about celiac disease, ongoing research and about the roles of probotics and the appendix. Continue reading “Celiac Disease and Probiotics”