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5/26/10 12:16 P

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2m1lqYU464

More fodder for the gf cannon as it were:

Alice Bast talks about Celiac Disease at Bio-Rad Laboratories.

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3/21/10 10:28 A

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March 17, 2010
Dr. Tim Harlan aka Dr. Gourmet

Celiac Disease and Infertility in Women

Some research has suggested that Celiac Disease may contribute to reproductive problems in women, including infertility, miscarriages and problems with the baby's growth. One study, for example, found that women with Celiac Disease became fertile earlier in their lives and entered menopause sooner than those women without Celiac Disease, while also having fewer children and more miscarriages. Another study compared 150 fertile women versus 150 infertile women and found that 4 of the infertile women had sub-clinical Celiac Disease, while none of the fertile women had it. Still, evidence linking Celiac Disease to infertility is tenuous at best.

Researchers in Italy tried to improve on previous studies by recruiting 200 women who were actively being treated with assisted reproduction techniques, either In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) (Hum Rep 2006;21(2):376-379). These women were paired with a control group of 200 women with no complaint of reproductive problems who had already had one child.

The women who were being treated for infertility went through standard tests to ascertain the cause of their infertility and they were all given the standard blood tests for indications of Celiac Disease. Current estimates are that between 0.5% and 1% of all persons have Celiac Disease. In this case, however, 2.5% of the women (5 of them) being treated for infertility also showed blood markers indicating Celiac Disease. To confirm the diagnosis, four of the five underwent intestinal biopsy, with positive results. (The fifth woman admitted that she was already on a gluten-free diet for her Celiac Disease.) Only two of the diagnosed women had any sort of symptoms, which were "mild and undefined abdominal discomfort," and not the more serious symptoms which are sometimes seen in those with Celiac Disease, such as diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.

Interestingly, two of the women diagnosed with Celiac Disease were infertile due to tubal factors, while three were infertile due to their husband's infertility. None of the women in the infertile group were diagnosed with "unexplained" infertility.

What this means for you
While it's true that over twice as many of the women in the infertility group were diagnosed with Celiac Disease than those in the control group, this is a small study and the numbers are still considered statistically insignificant - some areas of Italy have as many as 1 person in 70 diagnosed with Celiac Disease. By no means should infertility alone be considered a reason to test for Celiac Disease, although it should be kept in mind as part of making sure that both prospective parents are as healthy as possible.

www.drgourmet.com/bites/2010/031710.
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CD stories: bit.ly/cdstories
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3/19/10 1:37 P

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Thank you so much! Lots of great info!



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3/19/10 1:22 P

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I found another article (pdf), so I thought I'd add to the "conversation":

bit.ly/dpAMrt

Also, thyroid & fertility Mary Shomon article:

bit.ly/c6PzO3

Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 5/12/2010 (17:39)
KNOWLEDGE = POWER. BODY = TEMPLE. FOOD = MEDICINE. PREVENTION IS THE CURE. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB!
One person's food is another person's poison.
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Celiac Disease: An autoimmune reaction from eating gluten grains: wheat, rye, barley and contaminated oats=nutrient deficiency=cancer. Have 1 of 300 symptoms? bit.ly/cdsymptoms
CD stories: bit.ly/cdstories
Nutrition/Cancer: bit.ly/Quillinnutrition


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2/28/10 1:28 P

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I saw The View this week had a day of discussion re: infertility. Hasselbeck mentioned celiac as a possible cause before the doctor listed his reasons, but the doc didn't mention diet at all (of course). I've always been interested in the science behind why celiac does this, and haven't seen too many articles about it. One has to think that malnourishment doesn't provide a healthy home for a fetus. How many of us have irregular cycles? Mine have always been very regular, unlike "stereotypical" symptoms. Maybe cause I ate more to compensate for starving?

What are the stats for overweight vs optimal weight vs underweight wanna-be moms for miscarriage? How are diets alike vs different?

I blogged a while back about how gf (and sugar-free) diet was supposed to help fertility by sharing a link to a Today show piece I saw. It's never the focus of these pieces, but underlying it is gf/carb different, and changing the bacteria in the gut to gram-positive. Have you ever read Jordan Rubin's book The Maker's Diet? Have you read anything by Donna Gates ( www.bodyecologydiet.com ? (basically anti-candida diet). The stress of it all also takes it's toll and depletes more vitamins.

I've only known one person to have miscarriage, and she said it was painful. I'm sorry for your losses, and can't imagine your trials. The more you write about it, the more the info gets out there and hopefully helps someone else.

Mercola's recently posted a celiac/grain/infertility connection article, too:
bit.ly/a3lOW6

As always, the comments are interesting, too.

KNOWLEDGE = POWER. BODY = TEMPLE. FOOD = MEDICINE. PREVENTION IS THE CURE. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB!
One person's food is another person's poison.
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Celiac Disease: An autoimmune reaction from eating gluten grains: wheat, rye, barley and contaminated oats=nutrient deficiency=cancer. Have 1 of 300 symptoms? bit.ly/cdsymptoms
CD stories: bit.ly/cdstories
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