I have been studying Celiac disease and its other manifestation, gluten sensitivity since 1995 and I have become aware of its serious, dangerous, hidden and virtually unknown consequences. I am a physician, practising since 1977, and have seen the devastating effects of celiac/gluten sensitivity and I have seen the remarkable turnaround of very seriously ill persons when they have been on a diet free of gluten.
This site is to spread the word of its serious and dangerous nature to those interested whether you are a physician, other health care professional, or a person in need of more information.
I propose to bring to you the newest in scientific research, links to other reputable celiac disease/gluten sensitivity websites, and other helpful articles or news items.
Many of the articles will focus on mental health issues as the brain seems to be the primary target of gluten's effects in the person susceptible to gluten damage.
Here is a video presentation by Dr. Murray from the Mayo clinic. which has stunning information about the shorten life expectancy of those who have gluten sensitivity (including persons with celiac disease) but are undiagnosed.
400% increased risk of death by age 65 in undiagnosed celiacs
Dr. Joseph Murray and his team from the Mayo clinic reported on a small but significant study they published in 2009. Not only was there an astronomically elevated death rate, but they noticed that there has been a 400% increase in the incidence of celiac disease since 1948.
Watch and listen to Dr. Murray: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKwKQ7W9qlM
Here is a biography and professional profile of one of North America's most serious researchers in celiac disease. http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/mayo/research/staff/murray_ja.cfm
Note from Dr. Barbara Powell: all information on these pages is accurate to the best of my knowledge. Information from secondary sources should be double checked before being cited.