May 152013
 
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Today we will have a look at what diet is available if the standard highly processed gluten does not produce the improvement it is expected to. Not just for celiac patients but for anyone with diagnosed or suspected sensitivity to gluten or any other food.

Celiac disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine in which immune system, as a consequence to gluten ingestion, cross-reacts with small bowel tissue causing inflammatory reaction.

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What causes autoimmune diseases?

Dr Fasano, Center for Celiac Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, states that in order to develop autoimmune disease one must meet these 3 conditions [1]

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Nov 292012
 
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When I started to look into the topic of leaky gut syndrome I quickly learned that the community is somewhere between fragmented to non existent. No dedicated forum, only several threads scattered across multiple sites. That being despite the fact that autoimmune diseases for which leaky gut syndrome seems to be common cause for may have sufferers that count in millions. 

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One of the goals I have for this site is to pull together the people that have experienced leaky gut syndrome themselves and provide them with tools to share the knowledge they have. This is specifically important since leaky gut syndrome is not an accepted diagnosis by the medical practice and consequently limited help can be expected from mainstream healthcare.
 
As a response to this gap I am launching the Questions and Answers site where you can post questions, answer questions and get answers from other members of the community. I encourage you to ask questions about any symptom, related illness, cure options or any other topic you are interested about, you are seeking opinion on, you would like to know the experience of other sufferers. You can also vote on questions, answers, comments in order to give feedback other members on the quality of their contribution and in order to help direct the conversation.

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Nov 042012
 
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What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disorder. Although the specific cause of SLE is unknown, multiple factors are associated with the development of the disease, including genetic, racial (African and Asian more likely than Caucasian), hormonal (women more likely than men), and environmental factors.
 
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