The Link Between Celiac & Crohn’s Disease

In January of 2012 I became sick yet again. I went back to my doctor and he suggested that I have some food allergy testing since that is one of the only things at that point we had not tried. I went to Human Health Specialists here in Arizona http://www.humanhealthspecialists.com/. There they did the Alcat testing. As you can see I ended up with a moderate allergy to Gluten. I do notice that I feel better when I do not eat gluten, it is easier on my GI system.

 

 

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Did you know Celiac disease and Crohn’s Disease have already been considered “sister diseases” (along with ulcerative colitis)? researchers combed through genetic data from an estimated 10,000 people — some with Crohn’s, some with Celiac, some without either disease — and found four genes that may contribute to the risk of both diseases.  In fact,  one gene was previously known in celiac, but was just discovered in Crohn’s and a  fourth gene actually links celiac, Crohn’s and colitis. What does this mean? According to WebMd “The research may help to explain why people who have celiac disease appear to have a higher rate of Crohn’s disease than the general population. It may one day lead to new treatments that address the underlying inflammation involved in both conditions.”

That over-reaction can lead to the body attacking itself also known as auto immune response — which can lead to celiac disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and more.

The news release says much more research needs to be done to better understand these genes  and their connection to Crohn’s and Celiac.

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