Saturday, November 25, 2006
For understanding the disease:
For a comprehensive look at the controversies and how different medical professionals view and treat this issue:
(make sure you click on the red box at the bottom of the first page - this will "activate" the links on the following page)
I love this article written by a celiac vet (re humans and animals):
(my golden was bloated, had skin problems and ear infections -- she's now svelt again on gluten free dog food by Dick Van Patten found at Petsmart; there are even better ones out there, but this one has worked.)
A site for medical studies links to print for your doctor (they don't believe everything you say, so maybe an official scientific study will persuade):
Visit message boards at www.celiac.com to see what others are saying about their experiences with food allergies/intolerances. You'll need to sign up if you want to post. I don't think you need to if you just want to read them.
A WONDERFUL SITE for recipes and links and where to start on the diet:
Another diet, based on a book by Elaine Gottschall called "Breaking the Viscious Cycle" -- great for people with GI issues of all sorts:
Elaine recently died, but if you google that "BTVC" book title, you should find her site run by someone in their spare time. Most of the links are in the Austin link above anyway.
Powerful video diaries of others' GI experiences which lead to FINALLY their celiac diagnosis -- if you have IBS, Crohns, etc, you should watch:
(The U of Maryland is one of three leading celiac research medical facilities. The others are Columbia and U of Chicago).
Google gluten-free + blogspot, or celiac + "whatever ailment/symptom" and you'd be surprised what comes up. Keep researching and reading. You'll see similarities between all the ailments and the gluten (or a lack of vitamins/nutrients caused by gluten ingestion).