A number of people have pointed out the following celiac disease video report running on CNN.
I appreciate the mainstream news media covering the serious issue of gluten intolerance symptoms.
In this video they talk about the stress of something as simple as eating at a restaurant or eating in general as gluten is in such a wide range of foods. They also discuss how gluten is found in a wide range of items including medications, supplements, cosmetics and in many unexpected foods.
They touch on some of the more common symptoms, then later Dr. Charabaty talks about difficulty of diagnosing atypical symptoms. They also talk about why this condition is serious as it can lead to malnutrition, which can lead to a wide range of other health conditions. I should note that this video does not cover non-celiac gluten intolerance (NCGS) though. I appreciate that it is not as established as traditional celiac disease, but stating that a simple blood test will tell you if you’re clear or not is a little misleading.
The video is a little dated as they mention how there aren’t many studies on celiac disease. Thankfully this has changed over the years as there are now more studies on celiac disease and possible medications to help treat this condition. Even though the video is a few years old a majority of the information is still relevant and it does provide a decent brief summary of this condition.
I’m not providing it here as a solid one-stop, all you need to know reference, but rather as an interesting and hopeful note that a major news organization is taking the matter seriously. I’m just glad to see celiac disease covered on CNN and celiac disease symptoms discussed in the media in general.
Video is a good format for those who won’t read that much, or for those who want a quick summary of this condition. If you have any friends or relatives who have yet to take the time to read about celiac disease, link them here to watch the video and get a nice summary on the matter.
I hope this is both encouraging and useful to some of my readers.