November 23, 2013
November 23, 2013
July 16, 2012
Dr James Braly and Ron Hoggan assert the following when discussing those whom unknowingly carry the celiac gene:
“There is a high prevalence of infertility, regardless of which spouse has celiac disease. If the expectant mother is untreated celiac, she is more likely to experience recurring miscarriages, premature births, and low birth weights.… Read more
June 21, 2012
Recently I was asked in a private message if I heard about a certain symptom when dealing with gluten intolerance. It so happened that I have dealt with that symptom quite often.
I describe this particular symptom as a gurgle in my descending colon, while anonymous describes it as a “lower intestinal tract ‘spasm’ (if thats the right word?) All I know is it feels like the last 6 to 8 inches of the intestine (right at the end of the anus) Makes the most embarrassing NOISE!… Read more
Dr James Braly and Ron Hoggan assert the following in their book Dangerous Grains when discussing those whom unknowingly carry the celiac gene:
“[t]here is a high prevalence of infertility, regardless of which spouse has celiac disease. If the expectant mother is untreated celiac, she is more likely to experience recurring miscarriages, premature births, and low birth weights. Italian obstetricians have recently found undetected CD to be so common among women who have problem pregnancies that they are advocating that all pregnant women entering their clinics be routinely screened with blood tests” (Dangerous Grains 28-29).
Both of my girls were born premature (I was diagnosed with celiac disease when Sydney, my youngest, was 11 months old).
I went into labor with Ainsley at 31 weeks, and with Sydney I went into active labor five times starting at 19 weeks up until my water broke at 36 weeks. With Sydney I received weekly progesterone shots starting at 16 weeks and took oral meds when I went into active labor. Besides that, I had 4-6 contractions an hour from 19 weeks until my water broke at 36 weeks.
This was just another symptom of many while spending 33 years as an undiagnosed celiac (my symptoms started in childhood).
Greg and I also had fertility issues of which were diagnosed with fertility testing. Fortunately for us, I found out I was pregnant five days before our first appointment with the fertility clinic.
Dangerous Grains. Braly, M.D., James and Ron Hoggan, M.A. 2002.
May 30, 2012
Around the time Ainsley and Sydney had their celiac genetic testing, almost three years ago, my sister also had her boys genetically tested.
Unlike Ainsley and Sydney, my nephews’ genetic panels came back negative.… Read more
May 30, 2012
Today, I read Dr. Vikki Petersen’s article, “Why is Your Celiac Disease So Misunderstood?” and in her article, I read (yet again) about there being over 300 symptoms. However, I have never seen a list that extensive, so I decided to compile my own.… Read more
For more information as well as an explanation and diagram of how a DQ gene trigers Celiac Disease and/or gluten sensitivity watch this twelve minute video: “The Genetics of Gluten Sensitivity”
What are your thoughts after watching this video? What do you take away with you after watching “The Genetics of Gluten Sensitivity”?
May 30, 2012
SECTION III: ASSOCIATED ILLNESSES
Check if you have any of the following:
___ Lactose intolerance
___ Osteopenia and/or osteoporosis
___ Autoimmune disorders
___ Thyroid disease (hypo/hyper)
___ Diabetes mellitus (Type I)
___ Sjogren’s syndrome
___ Chronic liver disease
___ An immediate family member with an autoimmune condition
___ Peripheral neuropathy
___ Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
___ Small intestinal cancer
___ Psychiatric disorders or depression
___ Anemia (iron deficiency)
If you have checked one or more lines in EITHER Section I or II and have ANY of the illnesses in Section III (especially males or women under forty-five with osteopenia and/or osteoporosis), you should consider testing for Celiac Disease.
December 22, 2011
I am often asked to recommend celiac disease specialists – both doctors and nutritionists.
Here are my recommendations for those of you in the Philadelphia / South Jersey area.
|Dr. Anthony J. DiMarino, Jr.
William Rorer Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
DiMarino Kroop Prieto Associates
December 2, 2011
September 29, 2011
|This picture has no relevance to this article other than
that it is of my two fellow celiacs.
Today, Greg was excited to finally have relief from his painful back molar (his old filling developed into a cavity adjacent to a nerve).… Read more
September 22, 2011
It is that time of year again, and the girls and I are supplementing our homeschool curriculum with amazing classes. However, along with those classes comes the risk of the girls and I coming into contact with gluten.
On Mondays, my girls and I attend a full day weekly course called Classical Conversations where they are learning world history, US history, Latin, grammar, anatomy, science, math and art.… Read more
August 16, 2011
Yesterday, I received an email from a friend of a friend asking for help with going gluten free: “I just recently found out my husband and 2 of my 3 children have celiac disease. So needless to say, my family is going gluten-free and I need HELP!”
Here’s my response: “Are you in the area?… Read more