This is the #1 thing you should listen to if you or someone you love has Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity. If you have people in your life or even one of your doctors who doubt the serious nature of it, have them listen too! (link at bottom)
2/27/17: Dr Allessio Fasano from the Center for Celiac Research is interviewed by Dr Theresa Nacassio on her radio show.
He talks about Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, the Microbiome, Leaky Gut, neurological complications in the brain and Autism, ADHD, Dimentia, Depression, Skin (Dermatitis Herpeteformis), Probiotics, Fecal Transplants and more! He even talks about the Non-hybridized wheat myth, GMO’s, pesticides and more.
“No sex, age, tissue or organs are spared from the effects of Celiac Disease….”
The interview starts at 4min and 55 seconds on the timer in the link. You can fast forward through commercials too. Dr Nacassio also has lots of other links to Dr Fasano’s interviews and talks on Celiac Disease up on her site.
A vaccine for celiac disease is set to start clinical trials in Victoria, Australia in the next few months. Nexvax2 is supposed to give those with celiac disease the ability to overcome their autoimmune response to gluten (the protein in wheat, rye and barley). It is thought that it will desensitize them to three peptides in gluten that actually trigger the autoimmune reaction. The US and Europe will also be participating in the larger phase two study which will assess how well it works. Wow, wouldn’t it be great? I am not sure how long the trials will last or how long it will take to have any answers.
Until recently, drug companies did not pay attention to Celiac Disease or actively search for a cure in the form of a pill. The reason for that is because many years ago it was thought that only children got Celiac and outgrew the condition. Now with medical tests available to detect CD, there are many diagnosed (about 1% of the population). There are some drugs on the horizon which probably won’t be available until 2018; however the pill will not be enough to replace the gluten free diet, it appears to possibly prevent the damage to the intestines, but won’t allow a person with Celiac Disease to eat gluten again.
Click this link for the article in the NY Times….
Heather Jacobsen of Stuffed Pepper recently interviewed Doctor Fasano about a possible cure, pill or vaccine for Celiac Disease and other autoimmune disorders. This is absolutely one of the best interviews I have seen and the best information on the subjects to date. I highly urge anyone with Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, Autism, Leaky Gut, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes or any autoimmune disease (or anyone who knows someone with any of the above) to read this interview by clicking on the link at the bottom of the post. In this interview, she covers:
-Vaccine for Celiac Disease?
-Leaky Gut, Inflammation and it’s role in Celiac and Autoimmune Diseases ( and diseases affecting the brain, etc)
-Gluten Free Diet, Grain Free Diet and Non-Responsive Celiac Disease