Monday, August 15, 2016

Weakened Intestinal Barrier, Systemic Immune Activation Explains Symptoms in People with GS Without Celiac Disease- Columbia Researchers

Yes, I am talking about non celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). If someone with NCGS eats gluten they get leaky gut and total body inflammation. That's what researchers found as the cause of the multiple illnesses that are provoked in sensitive individual with eating gluten even though they have negative bowel biopsies and negative blood tests. The syndrome has been recognized for decades, previously called latent celiac and the Oslo Conference  in 2013, put out a statement saying that non-celiac gluten sensitivity is a real identity. Dr. A. Fasano writes about it here. However there are still many physicians who don't believe it exists.

This understanding that there are people who are not celiac who get ill, sometimes very ill from eating gluten even in tiny amounts, and feel better if they abstain from any amounts of gluten is very important. Why? Because it is very, very common, especially in those who have chronic illness. I believe in starting with a diet, because that is what treats the cause. First, do no harm. I have personally observed people getting better or improving from symptoms of schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, mood issues, memory issues, eczema, ADD and ADHD, substance abuse, psoriasis, migraines, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, low nutrients, fatigue, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint pains including back pains, kidney failure, chronic pain syndromes like fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, balance issues, and osteoporosis when they have eliminated all gluten from their diet.

But here we have good news in getting closer to understanding NCGS. Dr. Peter Green and researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center,
 Celiac Disease Center have found that people with NCGS have more leaky gut than those without it. And body wide inflammation.

Dr. Umberto Volta MD and co-author of this study states:The study involved an international collaboration between researchers at CUMC and the University of Bologna in Italy. “These results shift the paradigm in our recognition and understanding of non-celiac wheat sensitivity and will likely have important implications for diagnosis and treatment. Considering the large number of people affected by the condition and its significant negative health impact on patients, this is an important area of research that deserves much more attention and funding.”

The study can be found here;

Read a good article on the subject here from Science Daily