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  1. I agree with you somewhat, but I think you have the order of things a bit mixed up. It's probably more like this: 1. Someone has celiac genes. 2. Something happens to their gut, most likely bacterial overgrowth and celiac is activated. 3. Celiac causes more bacterial overgrowth due to malabsorption - more food for the bacteria. The digestion problems in celiac are not caused solely by gluten - it is the combination of gluten + bacterial overgrowth that is always going to be present due to malabsorption. But if you don't treat both, you're still going to have issues. Some people just have to remove the gluten and their bacteria problem is gone. Some people will have bacteria that will stick around even after malabsorption issues are gone from gluten removal, so they'll have to take antibiotics to deal with the leftover bacteria.
  2. I was sick for about a year before figuring out what the problem was. I have major problems with both dairy and gluten. Although in very small amounts, they don't affect me nearly as much. I recently found this study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?c...pt=AbstractPlus It found that people with celiac have increased plasma testosterone and increased free testosterone...but only when they are eating gluten. This could explain the whole libido thing...
  3. People with celiac may actually have high histamine: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlere...gi?artid=497731 Thanks for all the replies! Just bumping this thread to see if anyone else has these symptoms too...
  4. I used to have a huge belly until I eliminated all dairy/milk. A lot of my other symptoms also disappeared after eliminating dairy.
  5. Thanks everyone, these are great replies! I am definitely going to try to go 100% gluten-free now. The social isolation is going to be the hardest part for me and honestly I don't know how tom and others do it, but I will find a way to socialize and not eat gluten at the same time .
  6. The problem with the other 2 studies is that as far as I can tell they are test-tube studies, i.e. they are not studying what happens in a real body. What I'm mainly interested in is a simple study that shows that celiacs are having bad reactions to pure gluten when they eat it. You'd think there would be a simple study like this...something they used to prove that celiac is caused by gluten right? I haven't read the full version of the 3rd study, but I'm not really sure it's a study of symptoms.
  7. I know I'm being quite a skeptic, but how do we really know it's the gluten? I haven't been able to find a single study that has shown that in real human subjects, pure gluten when ingested causes the problem. I do believe the problem is definitely related to wheat and other grains, but I have found no evidence that gluten itself is to blame. Edit: This study may provide some evidence, but it's hard to tell: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/297/5590/2275 Has anyone bought the full version of this study? What is the 33-mer peptide? Is it gliadin?
  8. Yeah that's true. I actually found some studies done with wheat starch and they found that most celiacs do fine eating wheat starch even though they have very small amounts of gluten. So you might say this means that wheat starch doesn't cause a bad reaction in celiacs which disproves part of this Vicious Cycle theory. Although in these studies the celiacs had already been gluten free for quite some time, so it's possible that it could take a longer study to show any damage. What these studies didn't show is whether or not pure gluten causes a reaction which is really what I'd like to see.
  9. Thanks everybody for your help and input. I'm not very good at looking for studies, but I haven't been able to find anything yet. The anti-gliadin antibodies are unfortunately not proof that gliadin is causing the problem, it just means that gliadin is leaking through the intestinal wall which happens in leaky gut syndrome (which can be caused by celiac, but also caused by other gastrointestinal problems). There should be definitive proof somewhere that gluten is the problem right? What I would really like to see is a study where one group of celiacs ingest pure gluten and another group ingest pure wheat starch without gluten. That would be a very good way to disprove this other theory.
  10. Thanks. I have found many personal testimonies as well, but I am looking for a study that shows that it is specifically the gluten and not the starch that causes damage. This I believe is an exact copy of the chapter in Breaking the Vicious Cycle that I am referring to: http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/ne...iac_disease.htm
  11. Hello, I'm looking for studies that conclusively show that celiacs react to gluten (or gliadin) and not just starch. I'm trying to disprove the hypothesis in Breaking The Vicious Cycle which is that celiacs are reacting to starch and not gluten. Does anyone know where I can find a study that will disprove this? Thanks.
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