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08:57 AM on 04/12/2012
PART I

I researched this article; some of the references that were linked to about the
recent editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine (which links to another article), that uses the same reference which is here;
http://www.annals.org/content/156/4/309.abstract.

within that article/report the first sentence, in part;
"Recent studies support the existence of a new condition, nonceliac gluten sensitivity..."

I see this as a support for a 'Gluten Sensitivity' at a Nonceliac level. I see that statement as unambiguous, I could be wrong though, that is just my interpretation of that partial sentence.

Treating and diagnosing this Medical condition is outlined in such a professional way, that not even Tony Baja can understand it, but -- from what I read, there is support for the new condition that is a gluten sensitivity noncelaic, or as the report shows nonceliac gluten sensitivity.

Miley might use the NON medical term for gluten sensitivity as allergic to gluten, but she is no Doctor,and either is Tony Baja
http://tony-baja-health-resort.blogspot.com/

My point is, there seems to have been found, a medical support, for a form of gluten sensitivity, but A major pitfall, is the lack of an unambiguous definition, of this form of gluten sensitivity at; http://www.annals.org/content/156/4/309.abstract (annals of Internal medicine - Nonceliac Gluten Sensitivity; sense or sensibility, authors Antonio Di Sabatino MD and Gino Roberto Corazzo MD)

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09:37 AM on 04/14/2012
I once saw a definition for gluten allergy as a "sensitivity to gluten." I have also seen brain allergy listed as well. Before we jump down people's throats about the correct terminology to use, we need to do the research to figure out what this thing is. What is sad is that people who have this in order to study their own bodies end up knowing more about this than their own doctors.
09:45 PM on 04/14/2012
I think the medical term for allergy could be called celiac, while just having a sensitivity, in medical terms is termed "Nonceliac Gluten Sensitivity", this is just my opinion, from trying to read and understand the complete report..... the problem is testing for the gluten sensitivity, in order to determine one has it, then the prescribed treatment...........My opinion again, i think Some Docotrs would prefer to send their patient to a specialist, and have the specialast make that determination, as they specialize in that field.......................maybe?
08:51 AM on 04/12/2012
PART II

Maybe if the medical doctors are still trying to find the medical platform/treatment, I would imagine that the other forms of Nutritional experts may already have a platform/treatment;
and nutrionist are well educated at todays universities;
http://graduate-school.phds.org/find/programs/nutrition

Thank you for yourm time and patients -------oh wait, I'm NOT a docotor, I can see your patients!
oh yeah, I almost forgot, for an article today about Apple Cider Vinegar, and the potential it has, go to;
http://tony-baja-health-resort.blogspot.com/
09:19 AM on 04/14/2012
In other words: what did they call diabetes type II before they figured out that there was a diabetes type II, and was there an overwhelming number of so called "experts" advising people that their symptoms were in their head and that they didn't need to watch their sugar and carb consumption? It's a failure of imagination in people who also have a lack of research.
09:41 PM on 04/14/2012
You could be very Right.... and well said!
08:43 AM on 04/12/2012
Using A Gluten Free Diet For Weight Loss: Can You Really Lose The Weight? htp://www.aboutgrain.com/using-a-gluten-free-diet-for-weight-loss-can-you-really-lose-the-weight/
08:43 AM on 04/12/2012
Humans have eaten wheat ever since the dawn of agriculture and we haven't gone extinct. We number 6 billion and counting and most everybody eats grain. Nothing wrong with wheat.
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01:10 PM on 04/12/2012
Get your facts straight. The main reason for gluten sensitivity is the severe over-processing of wheat, and adding it to food items to increase volume. "Wheat" is not the whole grain it used to be when humans were consuming it in the wild. It is a food binder, and makes food production cheaper. The over-processing of wheat is what is causing many digestive tracts to react.
09:21 AM on 04/14/2012
The wheat we have today is not the wheat that we were eating in Biblical times. The wheat today has been selectively bred and harvested to do things such as grow taller, use less water, even the pesticides we use can affect it and the lack of healthy soil as well. File under things they should have taught us all in school.
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06:51 AM on 04/12/2012
If you read the book Wheat Belly, you'd be shocked how bad wheat is for you. Gluten is just the tip of the iceberg. Stop eating wheat and you'll be surprised how easy it is to lose weight.
11:41 PM on 04/11/2012
Yes, you CAN have an allergy to Gluten, or one of the ingredients considered gluten. i had an allergy blood test done and learned i was allergic to wheat, which is a form of gluten. This article was POORLY written. Learn the facts before you spread ignorance. It is hard enough to relearn how and what to eat, it just makes things more annoying when people around you don't take food allergies or Celliacs seriously. I even had a friend say to me once at a party, "oh, just eat the damn bread!" I then asked her, "If everytime you ate a piece of bread and you got very sick, would YOU eat it?" She shut up. Have respect people.
10:50 AM on 04/12/2012
wheat isn't a form a gluten, wheat is a source of gluten. You're response is as poorly written as you claim the article to be.
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11:29 AM on 04/12/2012
However, (s)he is correct, you can be "allergic to wheat". But it isn't the same as gluten intolence or celiac disease.

http://www.foodallergy.org/page/wheat-allergy
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01:14 PM on 04/12/2012
I can't understand the anger towards people with gluten sensitivity. If you know it makes you sick, then you don't eat it. Ignorance breeds contempt.
02:13 PM on 04/11/2012
Celiac isn't usually diagnosed through an elimination diet. It's diagnosed through blood tests and, should the tests be positive, an intestinal biopsy. There's also a lot of other things that you can be tested for, such as anemia, low vitamin levels, having the genes associated w/celiac, etc. But the 'gold standard' is blood tests & biopsy. I don't know where you got the idea that an elimination diet is the usual way of diagnosing celiac.

Gluten intolerance is usually diagnosed via an elimination diet, because there aren't any tests for it.
09:24 AM on 04/14/2012
Yet in England it takes an average of 6 months to diagnose celiacs while in America it takes 10 years. Considering what gluten can do to the entire body, would you wait ten years for your doctors to help you be better, and risk cancers and other serious diseases down the road due to bodywide damage, or would you simply stop eating things that you knew bad you feel sick?
01:41 PM on 04/11/2012
I myself have celiac, and I think she was very close. Allergies cause inappropriate immune responses as well, so I'm not even sure I see a huge difference.

And she's right that wheat and other grains in general have anti-nutrients, and I personally believe they are not as healthy as people make them out to be, nor are they necessary for anyone's diet.
10:17 AM on 04/11/2012
Actually weight gain is a symptom of celiac disease according to the Celiac Disease Foundation:
http://www.celiac.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6&Itemid=12

Weight gain is very common because as your body becomes unable to properly absorb nutrients it increases your hunger and thus you eat more and more trying to get the nutrients your body is demanding, this results in weight gain.

Also what do you think an allergy is other than an immune reaction to an allergen? That's exactly what celiac disease is.

Perhaps you should research your article topics more thoroughly.
10:23 AM on 04/11/2012
Just to correct myself it's classified as an autoimmune disease which is very closely related to an allergy. Calling it an allergy is much simpler when talking to a wide audience, and the effects are very similar.
09:43 AM on 04/11/2012
Many people use the term "allergic" to gluten because the average person just doesn't understand gluten sensitivity or Celiac. I have Celiac and often use that term because if I don't, people just don't get that I cannot ingest gluten without serious consequences. Also, Celiac is not generally diagnosed through an elimination diet, but rather by a blood test followed by an endoscopic biopsy. This article makes it more difficult for people with gluten intolerance or Celiac to be taken seriously. Sigh.
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01:19 PM on 04/12/2012
My Intolerance/Sensitivity/non-celiac whatever was diagnosed through an elimination diet. Three months with no wheat. Ate a piece of pizza to test it, and full-blown reaction happened. Severe bloat, headache, nausea, and one of the worst stomach aches I've ever had. This was after an upper endoscopy, abdominal ultrasound, and a gallbladder nuclear test. Nobody could figure out why I was having stomach pain on a scale of 9 pain level. Since eliminating wheat/gluten, not one reaction since.
01:54 PM on 04/12/2012
Yayyyyyyyyyyyy that you've found the culprit! I apologize if I implied that it is never discovered that way because I do know that it is. Here's to good health for both of us!
09:13 AM on 04/11/2012
As someone who has celiac, I can say that I DID have an issue with weight gain before I was diagnosed. The main issue is proper absorption in your gut, and this can cause all sorts of fun problems. For years, I thought I had a thyroid condition and IBS. Such was not the case. Once I went on the GF diet, I lost weight, my metabolism improved, and my health overall was better. So, don't say "Weight gain is not a symptom of gluten sensitivity, though weight loss is." because everyone's body chemistry is different. I know of others who suffered for years with weight and tummy issues before being properly diagnosed. So, don't just jump on the GF bandwagon. GET THE PROPER TESTS people!
08:17 AM on 04/11/2012
people can say it's not an allergy but a "sensitivity" but when you have it, a "sensitivity" feels like a massive understatement! and often when in restaurants etc when you say you have a sensitivity over an allergy it's not taken any where near as seriously. Allergies are always taken seriously. I can't believe the lengths people are going to "correct" this. and it isn't something you want mucked up, especially since people with gluten "sensitivities" are more likely to experience fertility problems when cosuming gluten, and also gluten can take a while to leave your system.

and if she has gone lacose free she would be loosing weight actually considering how bad and fattening dairy is for you!!!! You would most definitly be loosing weight by cutting out lactose products.

and unless shes always finding and eating gluten/lactose free alternatives - she would be cutting out bread, pasta, chips, cakes, biscuits, many many deserts, chocolate etc etc things that are typically fattening! So yeh, a gluten/lactose diet can indeed make you loose weight very easily actually.

And the facts are not quiet accurate in this article, not sure if they are old results, or maybe it's just for America. but typically 1 in 10 people have a gluten/wheat sensitivity, and 1 in roughly 133 are celiac.
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01:47 AM on 04/11/2012
"Gluten sensitivity (also gluten intolerance) is a spectrum of disorders, including coeliac disease and wheat allergy, in which gluten has an adverse effect on the body. It can be defined as a non-allergic and non-autoimmune condition in which the consumption of gluten can lead to symptoms similar to those observed in coeliac disease or wheat allergy (other conditions which fall under the gluten-related disorders spectrum)."

Please note it is NOT an allergy but a sensitivity.

I don't care if she is anorexic, following a fad diet or stuffing her face with junk food. The girl is a stranger to me.
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09:42 PM on 04/10/2012
Picking on this girl because she called her sensitivity an allergy and criticizing her for not using what the author deems "correct" medical terminology is incredibly stupid. I can't believe the cr@p this website publishes.
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01:21 PM on 04/12/2012
no Sh-T.
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07:59 PM on 04/10/2012
(1) It's perfectly acceptable to call it a "gluten allergy" as it is an immune response to gluten WHICH IS WHAT AN ALLERGY IS.
(2) Yes it does cause 'WEIGHT GAIN' as your digestive system can SHUT DOWN, you're not eliminating waste, it causes the colon to distend and the abdomen to enlarge.

This article was not researched in any way whatsoever!
07:09 AM on 04/12/2012
Hear, hear!
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11:35 AM on 04/12/2012
Except lactose intolerance is not an allergy in any way shape or form. Even celiac disease is not really an allergy, although its much more serious medically than not being able to digest lactose. http://www.foodallergy.org/page/gluten-and-lactose-intolerance