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cnsnddt-journal-coverA paper published in the journal CNS Neurology Disorders Drug Targets highlights some of the areas of dysfunction liked to adverse exposure to gluten and subsequent effects on functionality.[1]

The non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder which is very common world-wide.

The human gut harbours microbiota which has a wide variety of microbial organisms; they are mainly symbiotic and important for well-being. However, “dysbiosis” – i.e. an alteration in normal commensal gut microbiome with an increase in pathogenic microbes, impacts homeostasis/health.

Think Coeliac Disease

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 by
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As Nutritional Therapists we are all aware of the problems linked to gluten exposure, from wheat allergy, non-coeliac gluten sensitivity and coeliac disease, yet at times it can be difficult to convince other clinicians of the increased frequency of diagnosis and the benefits of exclusion diets. The GP magazine Pulse has created a very useful resource site for Drs to explore current conventional thinking, the site is interesting and informative and if you have to write to a GP requesting investigative tests then it may well prove to be a useful referral site for their information expansion.

Coeliac disease is caused by a heightened immunological response to gluten in genetically susceptible people. Once triggered, the disease process can only be treated by eliminating gluten from the diet for life.