Dr. Bob on January 20th, 2009

Your nickname is “Olde Fart” Because the small intestine of a person with celiac disease is damaged, undigested food enters the large intestines where bacteria convert it into gases (methane, carbon dioxide and hydrogen). These gases cause the bloating, abdominal pain and passing of gas that is often associated with celiac disease. You have a [...]

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Dr. Bob on January 19th, 2009

Gluten sensivity can adversely affect a number of important body systems, like the digestive system and the nervous system.  Some people with gluten sensivity experience loss of brain cells from their cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance and coordination, and that is involved in thinking and emotional response (1).   Loss of [...]

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Dr. Bob on January 16th, 2009

Celiac disease is a common autoimmune disease that affects an estimated one in 133 Americans (1) and an estimated one in 150-200 in Europe (2).  People with celiac disease cannot consume wheat, rye, barley, oats or a few other lesser-known grains (3). Some researchers believe that about one in 10 people with celiac disease also have [...]

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