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News About Cures For Celiac Disease Other Than Gf

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Hey, I've been gluten free for 2 years and am curious, is there any news about some possible cure to celiac disease? I read once that some vitamin was being developed, so when swallowed, gluten and wheat could be eaten. I haven't heard anything lately, does anyone know anything? I am not talking about the obvious cure: being gluten-free.

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As far as I know the 'pill' is still a dream. No one knows if it will protect the intestine. They are doing a stem cell type research now. Hopefully something will come of that. But for now, you and the rest of us are stuck with a gluten free diet.

And you must admit ... considering some diseases out there, that's not so bad :P

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Nothing so far...the only thing is the diet.

They are working on a pill that supposedly would allow us to eat gluten but I'm very skeptical of it. That's a ways off though.

I really don't find celiac to be bad at all...

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same here its not that bad at all, but it would be nice to have papa johns

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I went to the celiac conference at Stanford in October. They said a pill is on the way. But here's the catch, after taking it you can have one piece of bread a month!

I wouldn't do it. I just don't want to be somebody's lab rat. Plus, I am afraid of the damage it might do to my body, not just the pill but eating the gluten.

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yeah im afraid it will stop a reaction but not the damage...I don't want it when it comes out...eating gluten free is better for my body anyway.

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That's too funny ... why would anyone take a pill so they could have one piece of bread a month! Wouldn't be worth it even if they could garantee there would be no damage! :o:lol: Doesn't make much sense to me anyway.

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One piece of bread a month?!? And how much will we be expected to pay for the pill so we can eat that much bread? A whole lot more than it's worth, IMO!!!

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The 6 things they're researching:

  • Gentically modify wheat -- go back to ancient wheat
  • Induce tolerance to gluten (in the way breastfeeding does)
  • Oral peptidases -- an enzyme that digests the gliadin. Must digest all, unlike with pills taken for lactose intolerance, which only need to digest some.
  • Block tTG
  • Block binding to the DQ groove
  • Block cytolcines

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I breast-fed my son for his entire first year, but it didn't stop him from getting Celiac. Also, what angers me is that I followed the advice written in a baby book, that recommended spiking your infant's cereal with wheat germ for some extra nutrition.

Recently there was a radio talk show featuring celiac and I learned that in a country where Celiac was rampant, they realized a popular baby formula contained wheat gluten. When they changed the baby formula, the outbreak stopped. I think these "experts" writing these baby books should keep their advice to themselves. I also followed advice in a pregancy book that peanut butter was a nutritious snack, and I ate a lot of it. My son is also allergic to peanuts. Makes me think I should ignore the "experts".

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Funny, It seems like it should be the other way around... find dietary solutions for diseases that currently require medication...

Although it's not easy, I'd rather change my diet than take a pill any day.

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Sharon--and then those baby formulas they are using soy in is proving to create thyroid disease in infants---then they have it for life. You were probably better off doing what you did, despite the out come..and how were you to know anyway?

celiac3270--interesting research..this is where we want our dollars going.

But right now? To eat one slice of bread a month? That is rather ridiculous. I've been allergic to wheat for over 25 years and after 8 years of strict adherence I managed to swing the equivalent of about 2 slices of bread a week without my throat starting to close. Since then I've been upgraded to gluten intolerant but was likely that way all my life and didn't know it because of not having the advanced testing methods they have today. Now that I can't have my 2 slices a week, nor barley or rye, do I miss it? Not one bit!

But I have to admit a normal slice of pizza would be nice to have in this lifetime.

Kandee

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I agree, I am not going to chance taking a pill. Forget the piece of bread a month. The starnge thing is Sharon C, I breast-fed one of my children, and she is the only one that is positive for celiac. Think there is a connection?

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I know celiac3270, that's what I always thought and why I did it. I just can't help but wonder now......

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I wonder too...I was breastfed for a long time and intoduced to wheat late....didn't prevent celiac disease

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Guest Viola

If celiac disease is genetic, why would breast feeding-or not- make any difference? You are either born with the genes or not. :rolleyes: Just my thoughts :)

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From my (incredibly limited) understanding, celiac isn't always triggered right at birth--it can come from stress, surgery, or what I suspect was my case, pregnancy.

So you breastfeed the kid and build up their immunity from those triggers causing celiac disease, among other diseases.

(I'm not a lactation consultant, but I'll play one on the internet.)

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I moved in October and can't find the book I am trying to quote on breastfeeding.

A mother's breastmilk is ready at about 7 months of pregnancy. There is a seemingly constant change in the breastmilk itself to care for the infant.

Foremilk (the begining of a feeding) has less fat in it than hindmilk (the end of feeding time). More fat at the end of the feeding gives the infant the feeling of being full. They feel this related to the statistic that breast fed infantsare not as likely to be overweight as adults.

The fat Lipids that are in breast milk are trying to be simulated from fish in the new formulas.

Breastmilk antibodies killed every cancer cell the scientist tested it against.

Breastmilk is said to delay onset of Celiac because the stomach and intestines of a breastfed child is "stronger and healthier" than a formula fed child. The ph balance is correct and has no harmful bacteria in the ideal breastfeeding situation. (I am trying to carefull not to over generalize, and reality can be very different from scientist say is supposed to happen.)

The book was fascinating and I am trying to find it the moving boxes. It was not by LaLeche.

Laura

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