Posts Tagged "gluten"

Zonulin and Its Regulation of Intestinal Barrier Function

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Studies | Comments Off on Zonulin and Its Regulation of Intestinal Barrier Function

Zonulin and its regulation of intestinal barrier function: the biological door to inflammation, autoimmunity, and cancer.   Fasano A.   Abstract The primary functions of the gastrointestinal tract have traditionally been perceived to be limited to the digestion and absorption of nutrients and to electrolytes and water homeostasis. A more attentive analysis of the anatomic and functional arrangement of the gastrointestinal tract, however, suggests that another extremely important function of this organ is its ability to regulate the trafficking of macromolecules between the...

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You will not believe what this doctor did to his patient.

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Health | 1 comment

You will not believe what this doctor did to his patient.

This week I had a conversation with a patient of mine that has Celiac disease and had been fastidious about staying away from gluten. She expressed frustration that she wasn’t getting any better. I asked her about all the foods she was eating, whether she was using using salad dressings with gluten, whether she had gluten in her cosmetics… then It dawned on me. It may be my fault that she’s not improving. There could be gluten hiding in the inactive ingredients of some of her medication. Inactive Ingredients In prescription and many over-the-counter medicines, fillers...

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