13th through 20th of March is Coeliac Awareness Week in Australia. With 1 in every 70 Australians being affected with Coeliac Disease and 80% of those affected remaining undiagnosed, it is important for us as practitioners to always keep this condition in mind as a possible differential diagnosis.
It is understood that the microbiome differs from person to person, even varying in the same individual at different stages of life, thus influencing which genes are active at any given time. How is this influencing autoimmunity?
Autoimmune diseases are a common cause of recurrent miscarriage. Naturopath Stacey Roberts explains the reasons for this, and discusses a treatment protocol she developed for one of her patients who had come to her with this problem.
Understanding the connection between microbiota, zonulin, coeliac disease and autoimmunity.
Avoidance of wheat or becoming "gluten free" within the diet is becoming increasingly common - but what is the evidence saying about prevelance and reality of this issue beyond the hype and trendiness? Naturopath Norelle Hentschel takes a look...
Adverse reactions are common to many food additives...these are the scourges that cause behavioural changes in children, exacerbating ADHD and triggering asthma.
Gluten-related pathologies range from immune-mediated conditions, such as coeliac disease and wheat allergy, to non-coeliac gluten sensitivity. In either instance, symptoms can range from localised to systemic and may easily be misdiagnosed as seemingly unrelated to their underlying cause: gluten intolerance.
A recent review on intestinal microbiota and probiotics in coeliac disease (CD) revealed that research into CD and the effect of gluten on the intestinal-immune health in adults has only been studied since 2012; prior to that children were the cohort subjects.