Dr. Rodney Ford M.D.
Dr. Rodney Ford is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist. He was Professor of Pediatrics at the Christchurch School of Medicine. He runs the Children’s Gastroenterology and Allergy Clinic in New Zealand. He has written a series of 7 books on gluten (www.DrRodneyFord.com). His main theory is that symptoms from gluten reactions arise from brain and nerve damage. His latest book is "The Gluten Syndrome" which encapsulates current ideas and concepts of gluten and the harm that it does.
The Gluten Syndrome refers to the cluster of symptoms that you experience if you react to gluten. Gluten can affect your gut, your skin, and your brain. It applies to any reaction that is caused by gluten. It includes celiac disease, along with the myriad symptoms that can be experienced throughout your gastro-intestinal tract in response to gluten. It also includes many other symptoms that do not stem from your gut. These include brain and behavior disorders, irritability and tiredness, skin problems, muscular aches and pains and joint problems.
- By Dr. Rodney Ford M.D.
- Published 01/8/2008
- Celiac Disease Diagnosis, Testing & Treatment (Gluten-Free Diet)
This question, “how early can you diagnose celiac disease?” is a major concern for both parents and paediatricians. This is because, like many diseases, celiac disease comes on slowly. This means that it can take a long time to make the diagnosis.