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What Causes Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that triggers the immune system whenever gluten is ingested. The immune system then attacks the small intestine, destroying the intestinal lining and causing health issues over time. In a healthy gut, the small intestine is lined with villi, microscopic hairs that resemble shag carpeting.

Could Parkinson’s Disease Originate In The Gut?

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive movement disorder that affects nearly one million people living in the U.S. Although symptoms can vary from person to person, this disease is marked by tremors in the limbs, a rigid trunk, and instability of balance and coordination. There is no known cure for

Gluten-Related Disorders: When You Can’t Eat Wheat

Gluten is a type of protein found in grains like wheat, rye, and barley. Most people are able to eat gluten without any concern, but some people are intolerant to gluten, or have a gluten-related disorder. In other words, ingesting products that contain gluten can lead to extreme discomfort, pain,

Observing Colon Cancer Awareness Month

There is a culture of silence in our country when it comes to conditions such as colorectal cancer. Unfortunately this silence can kill. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer, not including skin cancer, among both men and women in the United States. It is estimated that in 2015