As I have stated, I think everyone should be tested to see if they are the person who is going to be poisoned with gluten and do it sooner than later. Why? Because of the high mortality rates before the age of 65 of 72% in gluten sensitive persons (those with negative bowel biopsies, but who have inflammation and noticeable illness from gluten). Which is almost double those mortality rates of diagnosed celiac ( positive biopsy and sticking to a gluten free diet) persons.
To make the diagnosis, I get all I need with a result of a genetic test from www.enterolab.com and a history. It took years for me to fine tune the process. And medical science changes with every new discovery, so my protocol to diagnosis may be different in the future. Every doctor has there own way of diagnosing celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
After the diagnosis comes finding the damaged areas which include, always, the bowel and bowel microbiota, and may include nutritional deficiencies, damaged epigenetics, hormone abnormalities, autoimmune diseases, and pre or overt cancers.
Going on a gluten free diet ( without oats) is not enough as the grains (especially oats) in most people's diets continue the bowel and microbiota damage. Grain free, sugar free is the foundation for reversing the damaging effects of gluten, a protocol like GAPS. A foundation to a bigger individualized protocol. And the morbidity and mortality rates have been shown to go down with sticking to the GAPS lifestyle. It's worth it.
If you don't know if you are the person who will get damaged from gluten, you need to feel the urgency to find out. Yes, it is urgent to get to the bottom of the diagnosis. I'm not the only one to say so. Nor, is Dr. Murray.
Here is Dr. O'Bryan!
When we speak about mortality--and we must--we mean those with particular disorders are more likely to pass away early compared to others in the population who do not have such disorders. Yes, ultimately, everyone passes away, but if the goal is to live--and to live a vibrant life with a body that will keep you going for the long haul--then we want to do so, in a healthy manner, as long as we possibly can.
This is why it is IMPERATIVE…
...to discover whether gluten is impacting your health.
This is why it is IMPERATIVE…
In Dr. Jonas Ludvigsson's paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2009, he and his team found:
- Those with total villous atrophy who ALREADY HAD a celiac disease diagnosis were 39% more likely to die earlier in life than those without celiac disease. And, not only that, their quality of life was much worse: more disease, fatigue, headaches, etc.
- If the diagnosis was of latent celiac disease (“latent” means a positive blood test but no intestinal damage), increased mortality was 35%. Meaning, positive serology is NEARLY AS FATAL as total villous atrophy!
- In those with a negative biopsy, negative blood work but positive inflammation, the mortality rate was 72%...
SEVENTY-TWO PERCENT?! 72%!!!
The mortality rate was double in those who did not
receive positive diagnosis by traditional testing standards!
I've said this many times and will continue to do so because it is important to know…
Children diagnosed with celiac disease are more likely to die
earlier in life WITH or WITHOUT a gluten-free diet…
because no one treats the damage that has already accrued.
So, could gluten be the cause?
Yes, it could.
And, we MUST DISCOVER
WHETHER IT IS THE CAUSE NOW…
NOT NEXT YEAR…
NOT DECADES FROM NOW...
Now that you've spent time understanding that gluten could be the cause of more than 300 various symptoms, it’s time to find out if gluten truly is the cause for you, a friend or a family member!
My FREE, online webinar begins on January 30th,
and you can…
Why should you attend the webinar? Watch this video to learn more!
The intent of the 90-minute webinar is to guide you through the process of using the information learned in the Gluten Summit. Recognizing that most symptoms are the last straw of a system out of balance, our goal is to teach you how to ask questions of yourself and your doctors, such as:
- What tests should I take to see if I have a disorder?
- How do I convince my doctor to order the tests?
- Could it be gluten? Or dairy? Or another food triggering symptoms?
- When should I take the tests?
- How do I get them?
- How do I interpret the results?
- What if my results come back positive for a gluten-related disorder?
- What testing options are available outside of the U.S.?
Not everyone will take the same route, so we’ll cover the step-by-step instructions for as many paths as possible!
DATES: January 30 - February 2, 2014
TIME: Begins January 30, 10:00 A.M. U.S. EST, available 24 hours per day through February 2
LENGTH: 90-minute audio with video
Join me at my FREE, online webinar, "Now That You Know, Where Do You Go?", and reclaim your health!
I will leave you today with this quote from the October 2003 New England Journal of Medicine, “Every time the [celiac] disease is clinically diagnosed in an adult, that person has for decades had disease in a latent or silent stage.”
Decades? DECADES! Could this be you? Let’s find out together!
Dr. Tom O’Bryan
Founder, The Gluten Summit and theDr.com