I agree B, people do not understand until they walk in your shoes. I guess the same could be true for a lot of diseases ... *sigh* I'm glad you're feeling better, though. That's the name of the game here!
Here's the other article I saw: bit.ly/h9j0mU
"Feb. 9, 2011 -- Blocking an inflammatory protein called interleukin-15 (IL-15) may help treat the symptoms of celiac disease and prevent the development of celiac disease in certain at-risk people, according to new research in mice published in Nature.
..."In the new study, researchers blocked IL-5 in mice genetically altered to have celiac disease and found that the disease symptoms were reversed, and the mice were once again able to eat gluten."
..."Medications that block IL-15 are being developed for other inflammatory diseases, including RA."
..."The new research also shows that retinoic acid, a vitamin-A derivative found in acne treatments such as Retin-A and Accutane, may be complicit in the onset of celiac disease.
“Vitamin A in these patients is a bad idea,” she says. “Patients at risk should be careful about using retinoids." This may even include topical retinoids if they can enter the bloodstream, she says.
Those two molecules act together to promote inflammation, she says. “The vitamin A derivative seems to fuel the IL-15, but if you block IL-15, retinoids are OK,” she says."
KNOWLEDGE = POWER. BODY = TEMPLE. FOOD = MEDICINE. PREVENTION IS THE CURE. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB!
One person's food is another person's poison.
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
|2,999 Days since: gluten