The Central New York Celiac Support Group was formed to share support and understanding in helping us manage our lives well without gluten, and to create greater understanding of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity in both the lay and professional community.
Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity
For people with celiac disease, ingesting even tiny amounts of gluten
can set off an autoimmune reaction that flattens the finger-like villi
lining the small intestine. The most common symptoms are bloating, gas,
diarrhea and constipation, as well as early osteoporosis. The autoimmune
reaction can also cause skin rashes, chronic fatigue, bone and joint
pain, neurological problems, liver problems, diabetes, infertility in
both men and women and cancers, including lymphoma. An estimated three
million Americans have celiac disease - and the vast majority don't
know it because it can have no symptoms or mimic other diseases...
There are many undiagnosed cases of celiac disease. In order to get accurate
test results, a person should not have been following a gluten-free
diet. It is important to have accurate celiac testing because there
are many negative effects of untreated celiac disease.
... Continue reading at http://online.wsj.com
What is gluten intolerance? What is celiac disease? (MNT article)
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Our Next Meeting
April 13, 2014, 2 pm – 4 pm
Mirza B. Beg
Town of DeWitt Community Room (next to E. Syracuse Fire Dept)
148 Sanders Creek Parkway
(off Kinne Street), E. Syracuse, NY. Take James St. to Kinne St. Turn
left. Go exactly one mile to Sanders Creek Parkway. Turn right. The
Community Room will be on the right, next to the Fire Department. Park
in the lot on the left side of the building. See
the Map >>
Beg is Assistant Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
at SUNY Upstate University. Dr. Beg will give us an in-depth view of
Celiac Disease, which will include a Power Point presentation.
He has also done much research on diseases associated with Celiac Disease,
such as Down Syndrome.
Dr. Beg has received many awards and honors, including
Best Doctors of America award.
Read More about Mirza Beg, MBBS, MD, AGAF >>
Dementia: Is Gluten the Culprit?
Bret S. Stetka, MD, David Perlmutter, MD
In his new book
Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar
-- Your Brain's Silent Killers, Dr. David Perlmutter, Associate
Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine, advocates that
lifestyle modifications, starting with a high-fat, nearly carbohydrate-free
diet, can prevent or greatly lower dementia risk and progression --
and he's armed with plenty of data to back up the claim. But detractors
say the evidence isn't quite there. With Grain Brain about to hit its
15th straight week on the New York Times best-seller list (including
a stint at the top spot) Medscape spoke with Dr. Perlmutter about his
thoughts on the impact of carbohydrates and gluten on the brain...
The Environment Within:
Exploring the Role of the Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease
Lindsey Konkel, Jayne Danska, Sarkis Mazmanian, Lisa
genome codes for approximately 23,000 genes, yet some experts have
suggested that the total information coded by the human genome alone
is not enough to carry out all of the body's biological functions.
A growing number of studies suggest that part of what determines how
the human body functions may be not only our own genes, but also the
genes of the trillions of microorganisms that reside on and in our bodies..
Celiac disease and autoimmune-associated conditions
Celiac disease (CD) is frequently accompanied by a variety of extradigestive manifestations, thus making it a systemic disease rather than a disease limited to the gastrointestinal tract.....
... Continue Reading at PubMed.gov >>