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Celiac, Gluten, Obsesity and food cravings.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

An excerpt from the article:
"Perhaps the most neglected group is that large portion of untreated celiac patients who are obese. Dr. Dickey found that obesity is more common than being underweight among those with untreated celiac disease. When I ran a Medline search under the terms "obesity" and "celiac disease" 75 citations appeared. A repeated theme in the abstracts and titles was that celiac disease is usually overlooked among obese patients. While obesity in celiac disease may be common, diagnosis appears to be uncommon. Given the facts, I certainly believe that some of the North American epidemic of obesity can be explained by undiagnosed celiac disease. However, that is only a small part of the obesity puzzle, and I suspect that celiac disease may offer a pattern for understanding much of the obesity that is sweeping this continent."

When I used to complain that wheat made me sick and hurt, I was told that it wasn't possible for me to have problems with wheat as people with Celiac Disease are always very very thin. Now I have all sorts of intestinal damage due to 50 years of eating wheat. Another one of those "I wish I knew then what I know now."

Article is very worth reading, IMHO.
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    Welcome to my world. emoticon emoticon
    2526 days ago
    Hi again Sue, I just read your info page and sympathize with all you've been going through. Just want to suggest looking into the "Eat Right 4 Your Type" Blood type diet book and website. It works for me! I DON'T eat potatoes any more, wheat, red meat or pork, bacon. processed foods, etc. But there's a whole list of good foods that I EAT AND ENJOY WITHOUT ANY OF THE GASTRIC UPSETS THAT USED TO PLAGUE ME. Research it for yourself, and get the book. what have you got to lose? I'm a type A and when I follow my allowable foods, I feel great and the weight is coming off w/o exercises(I can't) and I feel very energetic.
    Hoping and praying that things get better for you. I know they can. Don't Quit! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2528 days ago
    Thanks for posting that terrific website. The Bible says that God''s people perish for lack of knowledge. i am one of God's people and seem to have all the symptoms.
    I will look into it more, not that I want to say I have a disease, but if I can avoid the symptoms then I can overcome the problem better. emoticon
    2528 days ago
    Good information. Thank you for sharing. emoticon
    2528 days ago
    Thanks for sharing!

    2529 days ago
  • JILL313
    Good Morning Sue, I've never been told that I have celiac disease but not even sure quite what the symptoms are what it's diagnosed. I will watch the video so I'm not so uninformed. It's amazing how many things are not even treated right by a Dr. as some of them just don't seem to care or have the know how to begin to diagnose some diseases. Years ago when I went to a Chiropractor and was just beginning to have arthritis pain he suggested I eliminate wheat from my diet but other than that never offered any paperwork to back that up so I still continue to eat wheat but probably shouldn't. I hope you're feeling better and will enjoy our warm Ca sun!


    2529 days ago
  • DEE797
    I am sorry it took so long for them to figure out what was causing your problems. It makes you wonder though, how much of our "FOOD" is actually making us ill and we don't even know it. Thanks for the article, very interesting.

    2529 days ago
    My Naturopath told me that food allergies either cause a craving for the food or a natural dislike for it. Fortunately for me, she treats food allergies instead of simply labeling them. This is especially important for my son who was found to be allergic to all foods that he ate, at the age of 5. Now he can eat any food in moderation. We've come a long way!!! (^_^)

    Wishing you the best with your journey to wellness.
    2529 days ago
    I have celiac's disease as well. Undiagnosed for 38 years!
    2529 days ago
    I find that cutting out wheat products makes me feel better. I don't have celiac disease, but I get it. Sorry you had to go thru what you did.

    2529 days ago
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