What Is an ACE Disorder? Is Your Chronic Illness The Result of a High ACE Score?

Has your childhood - or adult experience even - subconsciously triggered your chronic illness, or could deeply-buried beliefs you built then be stopping you from getting well now, maybe? I was asked this question many times over the past few years. I thought it was a crock, quite honestly. But then I had no choice …

What Gut ‘Bugs’ Have To Do With Gluten Intolerance

Very interesting piece today from GreenMedInfo discussing the relationship between the intestinal flora and our sensitivity to gluten. Two key 'takeaways': It appears that bacteria in our guts determine how much access these peptides have to our immune system, and that gluten also changes our gut bacteria.  It's a two way street. Caminero et al identified 144 strains and 35 …

Fish or Fish Oil Supplements: Which is Best for Inflammation?

We recently learned from the Gluten Summit that NCGSs are particularly prone to inflammation. As part of that, I have been reviewing our anti-inflammatory supplements and foods. I saw this interesting report this morning from LEF on fish and fish oil supplements and their effects on inflammation: Meta-analysis affirms association between omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and …

Antibiotics in Childhood Linked to Coeliac Disease/Leaky Gut – Replace Baby Bacteria!

Interesting study here on the possible causal link of early antibiotic use and coeliac disease. As we have said many times there seems to be a trigger that 'switches on' the gluten genes and that may well be a drug or change in the so-called 'microbiome', the internal gut environment.   I have found that, …