While JFK and celiac disease may seem like incongruous topics, it appears there may have been a strong connection. Did you know that many historians and medical researchers now believe former United States president John F. Kennedy likely suffered from celiac disease? So, did JFK have celiac disease? Much of this didn’t become public until…Read More >
My gluten intolerance blog will provide an area to discuss the Gluten Intolerance School's latest lessons along with the latest news in the gluten intolerance world. I'll also open up some of these posts to my newsletter subscribers for discussion and comments.
I’m somewhat skeptical of these categories of celiac disease and I wonder if some of them represent a transitional period of understanding of gluten and its influence on our bodies. In fact, I’m not confident calling them different “types” will remain accurate. I think it may be better to describe them as different manifestations of celiac disease. But it is important you familiarize yourself with them so you can be more knowledgeable and empowered when you discuss gluten intolerance with your doctor.Read More >
Many progressive-minded celiac disease researchers have encouraged serological screening for celiac disease in high risk individuals. In other words, they would like to use blood tests to screen people who have family members diagnosed with celiac disease, even if those people aren’t experiencing any symptoms. This has been somewhat controversial because the evidence is mixed…Read More >
The gluten-free diet is everywhere. Celebrities promote or attack it, comedians make fun of it, television shows either add token gluten-free characters or just poke fun at it, newspapers and blogs everywhere ponder and debate it, and its label makes it onto an increasing array of products on grocery store shelves throughout the world. Given…Read More >
Because we don’t yet know what triggers someone genetically predisposed to celiac disease to actually manifest the disease, I’m fascinated with any study that tries to isolate the different potential variables involved. A study conducted by the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and published in the Journal of Pediatrics suggests that children born in the…Read More >
On the Today show a little while ago — for anyone who doesn’t know, the Today show is a popular morning news show in the United States — they covered a number of health fads and health myths. You can view the segment online and read a summary of it here: Allergy Myths Busted In…Read More >
I hope I don’t offend anyone by including a snarky comedy video in the Gluten Intolerance School. It provides some important perspective on how our cause is so easily marginalized by misinformation. Watch how little most people understand gluten, then discover how you can make sure you know better.Read More >