Support Groups Play An Important Role
- By Carol Frilegh
- Published 12/28/2007
I am 79 an undiagnosed Celiac, since March 2000. I had chronic sinus infections and fluctuating weight, lost 86 pounds, got pneumonia, and needed antibiotic and Prednisone. I also got MCS and Latex Allergy. Unable to eat without pain, I started The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). Things began to improve at once. I am not cured but SCD has been effective in managing the Celiac and helped improve my damaged immune system. It is a bit stricter than the gluten-free casein-free diet, but
Although Gore never claimed to have invented the Internet, he did discuss his role in Internet development in an interview with Wolf Blitzer of CNN. Claims that the former U.S. Vice President invented the Internet are an urban legend.
The Internet has played a major role in arming me with coping skills for Celiac Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Latex Allergy. I jokingly tell my friends one of my favorite practitioners is "Dr. Google."
"The Net" has been most helpful for me as a place to share information and discussion with others who are similarly afflicted. This website is an outstanding example.
Of course we will always find opposing opinions throughout the Internet. After all, people are a bit like the contents of a box of assorted chocolates. Each one is different. Since anyone can post just about anything it essential to verify the validity and accuracy of sources.
Recently, a team of doctors led by Dr. Daniel Leffler conducted a study of the factors that are most important in increasing the success rates for people trying to maintain a gluten-free diet. Dr. Leffler is a clinical fellow in Gastroenterology at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Leffler presented the results of his study at the 2007 American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course. The results of the study indicate that support groups seem to have an important role to play.
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