Effect of Gliadin on Permeability of Intestinal Biopsy Explants from Celiac Disease Patients and Patients with Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Effect of Gliadin on Permeability of Intestinal Biopsy Explants from Celiac Disease Patients and Patients with Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Hey guys, this weeks article is an important one because it shows that both hybrid strains and ancient stains of wheat are toxic to not only those with celiac disease but to those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity as well. Here are some direct points the article made:

  • Increased intestinal permeability after gliadin exposure occurs in all individuals. Following gliadin exposure, both patients with gluten sensitivity and those with active celiac disease demonstrate a greater increase in intestinal permeability than celiacs in disease remission. A higher concentration of IL-10 was measured in the media exposed to control explants compared to celiac disease in remission or gluten sensitivity.
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Saying Goodbye to Wonder Woman……

Saying Goodbye to Wonder Woman……

For far too long I was under the crazy notion that I was Wonder Woman in disguise. I’m not sure if it is a generation thing, if its a woman thing or where I adopted it, but I was under the ridiculous notion that in order to be successful in my life I had to do it all and I had to be it all to my family and myself. 

Truth be told, I fell short most days and I constant felt like I couldn’t measure up to my own ideals. The problem was I had trained everyone in my life to rely on me for everything, that when I suddenly couldn’t be there for everyone it wasn’t only my world that came to a screeching halt so did everyone else’s world. 

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New Beginning……

New Beginning……

Can’t believe that this day is finally here! 

After decades of sickness, additional health complications and a crisis or two, fighting with doctors, refusing to take prescriptions, years of research, studying, my health finally turning a corner and my body is healing - all of that, lead to learning to help family, friends and clients with their own healthchallenges and it all comes together in a few days with my book! 

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Loving Yourself……

Loving Yourself……

Loving yourself is not a concept that I have ever been familiar with, I knew mean, angry and hateful to myself because my body had failed me my entire life. I have always been overweight, always on a diet, new plan, exercise routine only to be slammed back into reality and derailed with pain from migraines, joint, back, hip pain and then of course stomach issues and having to live on ginger ale and plain crackers. I was angry that I had no follow through, that I couldn’t stay focused physically, that I obviously wasn’t committed enough, my body and my weight was always a constant disappointment. I even had a miscarriage and was told I lost my baby because I was too big, so you know loving my body was not a concept I ever understood until I realized that celiac was the culprit all along.

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Learning to say NO……

Learning to say NO……

This is a biggie for a lot of us. And I’m gonna add learning to say NO (and mean it AND not having to explain yourself)!

For a lot of us, who run businesses, have family and friends that depend on us this is really a tough one to follow through on but it is an essential part in our healing and in our learning to put ourselves first. 

My body does not run the way it use it, I cannot push it and neglect it like I did in the past. And, this has led me to realize that I have to pick and choose what I will give my time to more carefully. Certain events require more down-time for me and that too has to be added in. 

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Grateful to Celiac Disease……

Grateful to Celiac Disease……

For me, celiac disease has been one of the greatest blessings of my life. Celiac disease has forced me to re-evaluate how I was living. What I thought was important, really wasn’t and I have had to change accordingly to fit my new reality. Some of the people who I invested a whole lot of time in, when I got sick suddenly disappeared from my life. This certainly made the friends and family who stayed, have helped me and would do anything for me - crystal clear and now I know without a doubt who truly is deserving of my time. 

Celiac disease was an answer to decades long search for all of my health issues that no one could figure out what was wrong with me and why I was getting worse and worse. Celiac disease also provided the answers on how to heal the damage that was done to my body by simply changing what I put in my mouth.

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Migraine Associated with Gastrointestinal Disorders: Review of the Literature and Clinical Implications

Migraine Associated with Gastrointestinal Disorders: Review of the Literature and Clinical Implications

Hey guys, when I think of migraines, I just think of a tremendous amount of pain. Headaches were always something of an issue for me as a child and then I made the leap to official migraines in my early twenties and talk about debilitating and ouchy. Yes there are tons of medication out there for migraines; however lucky for me I only had four to six monsters a year, my then neurologist suggested I take medication 365 days a year to prevent them and that just wasn’t me, so I had to find alternative means to deal with them. One way was to steer clear of certain foods that would trigger headaches like dairy, processed meats and chocolate… don’t remember wheat, barley or rye ever being on any of those lists. How about you? 

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Top 3 Tips on the Gluten Funk…..

Top 3 Tips on the Gluten Funk…..

I don’t think I know a single person who has been struggling with gluten challenges that every once in a while hits a speed bump that they just can’t seem to get over and everything stalls for a bit.

Some people call it the gluten blues or the gluten funk. I’m not sure if its cause we all get so bogged down with the tremendous amount of pressure that is on our shoulders because our health is not at the forefront of every decision and action that we make.

We just don’t have an off button. We don’t really relax, we are always in planning and preparing mode. And, I always feel like I need to be three steps ahead or I’m truly behind.

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Top 3 Tips on Traveling…

Top 3 Tips on Traveling…

Ahhhh traveling…I use to just love to travel, I could be ready at a moments notice, throw a few things in a suitcase and be off.

Traveling with celiac disease makes traveling much more complicated and can take a bit of planning ahead of time to make sure you are safe but is still always so much fun discovering new things and well worth the extra effort.

Don’t let the fear of traveling overwhelm you, you just have to be really smart with your choices and you will be fine.

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Getting Comfortable First…

Getting Comfortable First…

So you have celiac disease or are gluten sensitive and suddenly everyone arounds you treats you differently, why is that? Why does what is going on in my body have an effect on everyone else? The truth is, it will change your relationships quite a bit because you will no longer be able to do the things you have always done, things that you did today before you found out what was going on inside of you.

As you learn to navigate the world of gluten out of sheer necessity, you will be forced to make choices and decisions that you will now approach differently and you will change. In truth change scares people. People who are close to you sometimes become threatened because they are afraid they may have the same issue, they are afraid family dinners/get-togethers/holidays will never be the same, they are afraid you no longer will be the you who you they know and love. 

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