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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. I am currently treating several diabetic patients and their main concern is about their autoimmune antibodies attacking the islets of the pancreas. In celiac disease, destruction of the intestinal villi seems to be a concern of many people, including myself. This paper discusses "in general", how autoimmune antibodies function and the fact that they do not attack healthy cells. My patients and I both find relief in knowing this.
  2. I am a Naturopath/Holistic MD. There is great concern about whether or not autoimmune antibodies kill healthy cells, both in celiac disease, and in diabetes. In celiac, the concern is
  3. I want to discuss how gluten affects our bodies, the reasons we need to stay away from it, how antibodies react to gluten, are gluten antibodies a problem or are they normal and of no concern, do our bodies accumulate foreign gluten proteins? Recent studies have suggested that our autoimmune antibodies are normal, that they are supposed to attack foreign proteins like gluten and that there is no need to worry about them attacking healthy cells. Reference: http://autoimmunityresearch.org/preprints/Proal_MHB_Chapter_preprint.pdf
  4. You, like most, probably have "leaky gut". Normally a lot of mucus builds up inside and outside the intestines when the gut leaks. Guts normally start leaking due to candida. Candida roots grow through the intestinal walls, then die, leaving little holes. The holes need to heal and close up. The candida fungus needs to be killed via several months of candida cleanses. If you quit gluten "cold-turkey", then your body is probably in a "cleanse mode". That means the toxic filled mucus inside your body is dissolving. Some of it is eliminated through the intestines. Part of it is eliminated via the bloodstream and liver. This cleansing process will cause the intestines to become irritated for awhile. This process also causes the bloodstream to become acidic and "dirty". The liver will filter it out eventually. If your body is cleansing rapidly (i.e. going cold-turkey), you will feel sluggish, head achey, etc. Meat is acidic and "might" cause more of an blood acidosis situation. Try having juice of a lemon, 1/2 hour before you eat the meat. Lemon (and limes) are the most alkaline foods on earth. They will offset/balance your overall intake and keep your PH levels more alkaline.
  5. That's a good first step. Systemic candida (invasive candidiasis) is probably the root of the problem.
  6. I think the high gluten content in grains now-a-days makes grains an undesirable food for human consumption. I have read that tens of thousands of years ago that wheat berries were plump and juicy, and contained very little gluten. Today
  7. Help With Candida Elimination

    I use Candex and Candida Clear, as well as Grapefruit Seed Extract, Wormword, Garlic, and more. They work well. Regarding taking these with probiotics, I would definetly take them several hours apart from each other so that they don't kill the probiotics. Some people take herbs like these (antiseptic herbs and candida killing enzymes) for 3-4 weeks, then probiotics for 1-2 weeks, then back to the herbs/enzymes for 3-4 weeks, etc. I have found it usually takes about one month of candida treatment for every year you had a candida overgrowth, with a maximum continuous treatment time of about 12 months. Then twice a year for a month each time, every year after that to keep candida from overgrowing in your joints, muscles, bones, etc. I think a person with a gluten intolerance should really treat themselves for candida FIRST, for many, many months, so that it can be ruled out of the equation, before they get too hung up on other food sensitivities that might have, beside gluten. The intestines need to heal first, so the holes caused by the candida can close back up. Once that is achieved, many food sensitivities may go away. Candida is something medical doctors do not understand. Most of them were taught that candida is just a female problem, or maybe thrush, when in fact candida can run rampant throughout the entire body, from head to toe. That is why you won
  8. I think the best test is "go gluten free and see if you feel better". If you do, then you tested positive for gluten intolerance. Just tell "family" that you tested positive. Are they going to want to see the actual test results? Chemical tests are not always accurate. You know how you feel better than anyone else. I would never put my health in the hands of a medical doctor, or believe 100% in their tests.
  9. I know people who no longer are insulin dependant after going on the paleolithic diet. I personally had RA and it is almost all gone. I have regained all of my flexibility. I think I personally had Sjogren's, because I couldn't really even spit, without it sticking to my lips. Now my saliva is much more liquid and I can actually drool again, like normal people can drool. Also, my nose runs like normal again, where before it never ran.
  10. http://www.umm.edu/news/releases/zonulin.htm "Dr. Fasano adds that more research is needed. He is currently conducting experiments with diabetic rats. Preliminary results from his experiments show that insulin dependent diabetes occurs in lab rats about three to four weeks after increased intestinal permeability. The researchers believe the increased intestinal permeability is associated with increased levels of zonulin." I personally believe the increased intestinal permeability is caused by candida and not caused by increased levels of zonulin. http://www.livinlowcarbdiscussion.com/showthread.php?tid=3523&pid=81082#pid81082 http://www.lumrix.net/health/Leaky_gut_syndrome.html http://www.intestinalbarriertest.com/pdf/Assessment-of-Intestinal-Function-Saliva_Vojdani.pdf http://www.ummafrapp.de/skandal/felix/mitochond/Att.4.pdf Probiotics and a low carb diet starves candida and prevents regrowth, so permeability will decrease after the holes from the dead roots close back up.
  11. No Appetite

    You might be taurine deficient and taurine plays a very important role in the body. You might also have systemic candidiasis, which causes weight loss, anemia and auto-immune diseases. I have found that the body seeks it's ideal weight and so I wouldn't worry about it. Sometimes the "loose skin" that results from the weight loss, that results from going gluten free, is a little scary....but the skin will tighten up after 2-3 months. I have also found that the "cleansing" process the body goes through when changing to a gluten free diet can cause the loss of appetite. I, personally, went down to 128 pounds, before going back up to 135-140 pounds (20 BMI). Before I was gluten free (and grain free), I weighed 155-160 pounds. People say I look thin, but they are just the ones that are used to seeing me with love handles and droopy jowls, etc... all now which are gone. :-) It takes many months for the
  12. Signs of a gluten intolerance are not always found in the intestines via a biopsy. Other organs can be affected. http://www.wesupportandywakefield.com/documents/ImmunGlutSenBeyond.pdf http://www.biolifesas.org/ejoi/EJIv6i2abstracts.pdf http://www.thedr.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21&Itemid=23 Proteins from other foods, which leak through the intestines, might be causing your discomfort. http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/candida.htm http://www.holistictherapypractice.com/sage/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=87&Itemid=113 http://www6.ufrgs.br/favet/imunovet/pg/10%20Intestinal%20mucosal%20barrier%20function%20in%20health%20and%20disease.pdf Many people in situations such as yours eat the paleolithic diet (no grain diet) for awhile (several months) and then might re-introduce proteins, one at a time, to see if the proteins from that particular food causes them discomfort. Also, once the candida is gone, and the holes in the intestines are healed up/closed up, one can tolerate other proteins better because they don't leak through the intestines anymore.
  13. Here are a few references: http://www.ei-resource.org/illness-information/environmental-illnesses/candida-and-gut-dysbiosis/ http://www.vitalan.de/fileadmin/user_upload/en_vitalan/information_papers/candida_and_gut_dysbiosis.pdf http://www.umm.edu/news/releases/zonulin.htm http://onibasu.com/archives/nn/27944.html http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10801176?dopt=Citation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhizoid http://www.ninazu.com/whatis.html http://www.ehow.com/facts_6165434_rhizoids-leaky-gut-syndrome.html Are there other references you were also looking for?
  14. It has been proven that people with celiac have an increased level of zonulin, which is said to be responsible for the opening of the junctions between the cells of the intestine. I believe that Candida roots (rhizoids), are responsible for the increased permeability because they grow through the intestinal walls, then die off, and that causes increased intestinal permeability from the holes the roots left behind. Experiments show that insulin dependent diabetes occurs in lab rats about three to four weeks after increased intestinal permeability. This discovery suggests that candida overgrowth, which also increases zonulin levels, could be the main contributing factor (or entirely responsible) to development of celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders such as insulin dependent diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The paleolithic diet (an almost no grain type diet that man lived on for millions of years) works well for me. Grains have adverse proteins that travel through the intestinal walls which can cause our autoimmune system to produce antigens that attack those proteins, but also attack the protein of our healthy cells. One might conclude that Candida is the main cause of all autoimmune disorders.
  15. I have had the same symptoms several years ago and I contributed it to a fungal overgrowth (candida). After going on a candida diet and doing candida cleanse's for many months, all of my dis-eases went away. The paleolithic diet (almost no grains) also works well for me. Grains have proteins that leak through the intestinal walls and can cause an auto-immune reaction.