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For anyone who thinks they may be intolerant to grains other than wheat, barley and rye, or to all gluten in all grains, nutritonist Micki Rose's Truly Gluten Free site is a mine of information and an absolute 'must read'.
Her article, Gluten: No grain, no pain, here on the CM site, is a good introduction to why stopping wheat, rye and barley may not be enough to avoid gluten.
My fortnight with gluten. Although never formally diagnosed with coeliac disease, Catherine Rose has not eaten gluten for 10 years. Now she is to be tested but, for the test to mean anything, she has to go back to eating gluten for two weeks. This is her diary of those two weeks.... August 2017 And the results..... September 2017
The role of zonulin in gluten intolerance - helpful article in The Salt. December 2015
Alex Gazzola reviews a new article on Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity – and concludes that we still understand very little about it. October 2015
Gluten Summit – the overview. Micki Rose pulls together the findings of the 2014 Gluten Summit. October 2014
Gluten Summit Speakers Series: 5
In this report, Micki Rose focused on advice from a leading clinical nutritionist, Dr Liz Lipski and a world authority on autoimmune disease, Dr Yehuda Schoenfeld. September 2014
Gluten Summit Speakers Series: 4
Micki Rose starts to look at the field specialists: the neurologists, paediatricians, immunologists and gastroenterologists at the clinical sharp end. First up: Dr Rodney Ford, gastroenterologist, paediatrician, gluten specialist; Dr David Perlmutter, neurologist, research scientist and Dr Daniel Amen, psychiatrist, brain imaging scientist. Augsut 2014
Gluten Summit Speakers Series: 3
For her third report Micki Rose focuses on Professor Marios Hadjivassiliou (neurologist, gluten ataxia and Gluten Related Disorders specialist) and Dr Umberto Volta (Cardiology, internal medicine, immunology, focus on gluten illness and malabsorption syndromes) August 2014
Gluten Summit Speakers Series: 2
For the second report Micki Rose focuses on immunology with Dr Aristo Vojdani who, because he had so much interesting stuff to say, gets an article all to himself. July 2014
Gluten Summit Speakers Series: 1
Micki Rose reports. First up: Dr Michael Marsh & Professor Alessio Fasano July 2014
Gluten Related Disorders: Our Knowledge Expands. Micki Rose reports on the e-summit organised earlier in 2014 by gluten-disorder specialist, Dr Tom O’Bryan, with twenty-nine of the world’s top gluten researchers and clinicians. June 2014.
Cross-talk between the gut and the brain: connections between gluten and autism via the leaky gut. Lecture by Dr Alessio Fasano on the Latitudes site. July 2014
Why are we all avoiding gluten? Following up on lengthy articles in the press about the stratospheric growth in the gluten-free market, Michelle Berriedale-Johnson has two suggestions. July 2014
Truly Gluten Free: Putting the jigsaw together. Inspired by the 'Grain of Truth' e-summit earlier this year, Micki Rose has developed a new 'Gluten Plan'. June 2014
Forum thread on the develpment of gluten intolerance post hysterectomy. May 2014
Changing attitutudes to gluten-free diets (in the US) as gf becomes more mainstream. Comment in the Huffington Post. March 2014
Could the introduction of genetically modified foods be relevant in the rising prevalence of gluten-related disorders? Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology says ‘yes’. November 2013
Discussion on GreenMed Info as to whether gluten actually damages the human brain. November 2013
Understanding and managing non-coeliac gluten sensitivity – Professor David Sanders October 2013
What if your gluten intolerance is all in your head? Philosopher, Alan Levinovitz ask whether gluten intolerance, like an intolerance to MSG, could actually be the nocebo effect. July 2013
The Dietary Intake of Wheat and other Cereal Grains and Their Role in Inflammation. Evidence from in vitro, in vivo and human intervention studies that describe how the consumption of both wheat and other cereal grains, can contribute to the manifestation of chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases by increasing intestinal permeability and initiating a pro-inflammatory immune response. March 2013
Clear analysis of the proteins and enzymes in wheat which fall outside the very narrow classic criteria for coeliac disease but which can still trigger the symptoms of gluten intolerance – and how to test for sensitivity. From Chris Kresser in the Huffington Post. April 2013
New enzymes may help those who are gluten intolerant. The enzymes help to break down the gluten proteins thus making them more digestible. March 2013
Cyrex Laboratories tests for gluten sensitivity. Article in the Townsend Letter by Dr Aristo Vojdani, Chief Scientific Advisor to Cyrex on the tests they offer for gluten sensitivity. February 2013
'Gluten-Free, whether you need it or not' – discussion piece in NY Times including interview with Dr. Stefano Guandalini, medical director of the University of Chicago's Celiac Disease Center, on non-coeliac gluten sensitivity. February 2013
Long article in the NY Times about a three-year-old whose juvenile idiopathic arthritis was entirely resolved by going gluten-free. February 2013
Gluten sensitivity biomarker coming soon. Interview on About.com with Dr. Alessio Fasano who is confident that a clinical trial now underway at the Center for Celiac Research in Boston and the second University of Naples, will pinpoint a biological marker, or biomarker, for non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and that discovery should pave the way for the development of diagnostic tests for the condition.
If such a marker is identified it could help to clarify the controversial relationship between gluten sensitivity and autism and identify which autistic children might benefit from a gluten-free diet. January 2013
Portrait of a gluten-sensitive family. An interesting blog describing four generations of ultra gluten sensitivity. 2009–2011
A gluten for punishment: the whole grain assault on health
Lengthy blog on GreenMedInfo suggesting that alarge proportion of the US (and possibly the world) population may be sensitive to certain molecules present in most grain – and that those who belittle the gluten-free movement as a fad might, in fact, be unknowing victims of grain sensitivity. December 2012
Does gluten sensitivity in the absence of coeliac disease exist? Article in the BMJ by Drs Aziz and Hajivassiliou and Professor David Sanders giving an honest account of gluten sensitivity, recognising the limitations of medical testing and admitting that there are things we simply don't know or understand. Helpful comment on Dr John Briffa's blog.November 2012
Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity – a lengthy correspondence in the BMJ between a gluten sensitive who spent 20 years getting progessively sicker and being repeatedly misadiagnosed (interstital cystitis, gall bladder) before a chance conversation on a forum suggested that he should exclude gluten and lactose from his diet, with dramatic results. Comments from consultant physician Dr Kamran Rostami. November 2012
10 good reason to give up gluten from 'Grass Fed Girl' . November 2012
Barrier Breakdown: The Cause of Multiple Sensitivity? Nutritionist Micki Rose explains her theories about barrier breakdown in multiple sensitivity and how she believes the barriers can be repaired. June 2012
How to respond to those who criticise the totally grain-free diet. July 2012
The gluten and grain-free nettle beer that the government wants to call wine!
Sue Cane reports. April 2012
How gluten causes coeliac disease. Lengthy blog post explaining in detail, but in layman's terms, the precise mechanisms involved in the autoimmune condition and suggesting that getting rid of gluten may not be enough. February 2012
How a gluten-free diet helped to free me from IBS. It took Sophie Lee fifteen years to link her IBS to gluten – but since she did, she hasn't looked back. And now she has written a book about it. January 2012
Gluten illness, malabsorption and finding the key. Excellent post on the Truly Gluten Free site on how severe gluten intolerance can prevent the absorption of nutrients with all the ill health that can entail. January 2012
Residual gluten proteins found in wine that has been clarified with wheat gluten. The research report – and comments. December 2011
Helpful article in Natural News on supplements and herbs you can take to promote gut healing as a newly diagnosed coeliac/gluten intolerant. December 2011
Travelling gluten-free in Wales. Blog post describing a very successful gluten-free Welsh holiday. October 2011
Corn-free pain killers. An helpful post on the TrulyGlutenFree site about pain killers delivered as suppositories and thus totally gluten free. July 2011
Gluten intolerance on the rise in China and the Far East. Until recently gluten intolerance and coeliac disease were all but unknown in China but an article in the South China Morning Post suggests that this is changing. July 2011
Gluten sensitivity – what exactly is going on? An excellent post by Micki Rose on her Truly Gluten Free site on the progressive damage caused by gluten to those who are sensitive to it. July 2011
Grain and Corn Free Supplements: A Nightmare! Micki Rose explains why and what you can do about it. May 2011
Gluten: No grain, no pain. Nutritionist Micki Rose lifts the lid on why stopping wheat, rye and barley may not be enough to avoid gluten. February 2011
Gluten-free beer. How is it made? How is its gluten content tested? And is it really safe for coeliacs? Sue Cane investigates. January 2011
Professional cyclists go gluten-free. February 2010
Lucy Cooks Cookery School: some instruction into gluten-free cookery in the Lake District, by Laura Lebetkin. December 2008
Micki Rose's low glycaemic load, gluten-free, dairy-free diet: fed up with continually cobbling together diets for her food sensitive patients, she has finally written a diet plan. July 2008
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