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Chronic Health Problems and Gluten Sensitivity                             

If you are suffering from any of the following disorders you may be sensitive to gluten; a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.

    Fibromyalgia/CFS  |  Sjogren’s  |  Cancer  |    Autoimmune disease
    Osteoporosis   |  Epilepsy  |  Schizophrenia   |  ADD/ADHD
    Intestinal disease  |   Autism  |   Chronic pain  |   Multiple Sclerosis
    Digestive disorders  |    Arthritis   |   Infertility and problematic pregnancies |  Diabetes

You may want to learn more about gluten sensitivity and have blood test done:

Books you may want to read:

    Dangerous Grains by James Braly, M.D., and Hoggan, M.A.
    Going Against the Grain by Melissa Diane Smith,


Web sites                                                                                               

Celiac Sprue Association:   information and support group for gluten sensitive individuals.

Educational web site and Dr. Kenneth Fine’s lab that does testing for gluten sensitivity:

Dr. Braly’s Allergy Relief the Natural Way

Nutriwellness: Ron Overberg, PH.D, CCN, RD

Going Against the Grain information and links 

Recommended blood test to screen for gluten sensitivity:
(NOTE: All tests should be run as each test gives important information)

    Anti-Gliadin Antibody (AGA) Test
    IgA and AgG Anti-Gliadin Antibody Tests
    Endomysium Antibody (EMA) Testing
    Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) Antibody Testing

*From Dangerous Grains and Going Against the Grain

Cheryl L. Gainer, MSN, CNM, RN“The Gluten Free Nurse 972-395-3702