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Cesarean Article And Its Link To Celiac
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I just came across a really interesting article on cesareans may contribute to celiac disease...

I'd like to hear your thoughts on this and also whether trying to restore optimal levels of microbiome may help me not react as badly to gluten?

Looking back, I was born via cesarean. My mom doesn't appear to have celiac disease but I definitely do.

How would I go about being tested for this and what are your thoughts, I'm not overly familiar with this link but it makes sense and may give me insight as to what I can do to help aid my diet.

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It sounds ridiculous to me! How can microbiomes pass thru to the baby thru the birth canal when mothers microbiomes are in her small intestine? Even if if were in her birth canal (which it couldn't as they are INTESTINAL enzymes) how would it get into baby's intestines? This article is for the trash IMHO.

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My sister and I both have autoimmune diseases (Crohn's and Celiac, respectively) and we were both born via vaginal births. And I know lots of people born via c-section and none of them have any autoimmune diseases. I also call bs.

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Maximoo, it's not crazy at all. In aback am birth, nothing down there is sterile (especially not after mom poops during pushing, which is totally normal), and gut colonization of newborns is closely correlated to method of delivery. They are also closely correlated to infant feeding (breast v. formula).

That said, I don't know of any whole way of "switching" your microbiome. I've heard that the GAPS diet might fall into this category, but I don't know anything about it. (Others here do, though, so definitely ask!)

In related news, it was recently discovered that it is quite likely that MS Iis partly triggered from a healthy microbiome interacting with a particular set of genes (and environmental trigger).

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Wow -stupid auto correct!

That second sentence should be "in a vaginal birth..."

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I think that there is something to it but as only a CONTRIBUTING factor. All my kids were born vaginally and my DS is dx Celiac. DD was tested but she was only 8 months old I believe and didn't have a ton of gluten exposure (but did through breast milk and some table foods). That said, she is gluten-free because it's easier and safer for the kids all to be on the same diet. Baby #3 is only 3 weeks old. I have no idea if/when/how I will introduce gluten to him.

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Hmmmm . . . my son was born via C-section and he is fine. My daughter was VBAC and she is the one with Celiac.

Just thought I'd throw in my contradictory statistics.

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