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Dr. David Brownstein, M.D
Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Tags: celiac disease | gluten | antibodies | diarrhea

Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

Dr. Brownstein By Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:37 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Celiac disease is characterized by antibodies against proteins in gluten. Those antibodies can damage the lining of the small intestine, resulting in an inability to properly digest and absorb nutrients from food.

The condition leads to severe diarrhea and malnourishment. If it continues, celiac disease can cause neurological disorders, cancer, and even death.

More than 3 million Americans are reported to have celiac disease — but it is vastly under-diagnosed. Celiac disease can only be identified with a biopsy of the small intestine.

I have many patients who suffer with gluten sensitivity, which can be diagnosed clinically. Both gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are treated the same way — by avoiding foods that contain gluten.

Common symptoms of gluten sensitivity include diarrhea, upset stomach, and bloating after eating products that contain gluten.

It can also be diagnosed with a blood test for antibodies to the protein gliadin, which is a component of gluten.

More information about celiac disease can be found in my book, The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet.

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More than 3 million Americans are reported to have celiac disease — but it is vastly under-diagnosed. Celiac disease can only be identified with a biopsy of the small intestine.
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