Although I have not been tested for celiac disease, I suspect that I am at least intolerant. Therefore, I like to read about the issue and try gluten free recipes. Yesterday I was giving a copy of the Spring 2012 issue of Gluten-Free Living.
In the little bit of reading that I have done so far, two interesting tidbits caught my eye. One is about vitamin C. There has been one scientific report that suggests that vitamin C supplements may reduce intestinal inflammation in people with celiac disease. I may have to give it a try. Even if I only think it makes me feel better it will be worth it! If I think I feel better, then I do feel better, right?
The other tidbit was the association of celiac disease with thyroid disorders. I know that all auto-immune diseases are related. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis has long been associated with celiac disease, but this study in Sweden also found a link between celiac and PHPT, a lesser know endocrine disorder. All the more reason I should try to stay away from wheat gluten.
- The Skinny on Gluten-Free (massageenvy.com)
- Celiac Disease (balancingpaleo.wordpress.com)
- Is a gluten-free diet a good idea? (theglobeandmail.com)
- Gluten Free Diet: Effortless Actions To Acquire Began (healthforbetterlife.wordpress.com)