How to Study Gluten Diseases
Our study of gluten disease extends well beyond celiac disease. A
list of diseases that occur with increased frequency in celiac
patients resembles the list of disorders reviewed under our
descriptions of delayed pattern food
Two books address the gluten issues, the Alpha Nutrition
Program, and the book Gluten Problems and Solutions. The
two books, read together, provide the necessary knowledge for
implementing successful diet revision. Other books in the Alpha
Education series add to the knowledge required and should be
read eventually, beginning with the book Managing Food Allergy,
Immunology Notes and Nutrition Notes.
We realize that misinformation dominates popular discourse. An
intelligent person who wants to develop reliable understanding and
an effective strategy will have to become remarkably focused and
confident in his or her ability to self manage.
Gluten-caused diseases are curious diseases that confuse everyone who has
them, treats them or studies them. The first confusion is about normal food
causing serious disease. Bread and cereals are normal staple foods. Toast
is normal breakfast food. Bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, hamburgers,
sandwiches, hot dogs, pizzas are described as normal foods and many people eat
these foods every day. Confusion increases when evidence accumulates that bread
can make some people chronically ill. Bread can cause autoimmune disease. Bread
can cause cancer if you have celiac disease and continue to eat gluten. The task
of a person with gluten disease is to live in a bread culture without eating
bread. How can anyone accept such a deviant path?
These diseases include diabetes, thyroid disease, anemia,
rheumatoid arthritis, sacroileitis, sarcoidosis, vasculitis,
inflammatory lung disease, eye inflammation, cerebellar ataxia and
schizophrenia. These and other immune-mediated disease can be linked
to gluten ingestion. These associations suggest that people with a
tendency to immune hypersensitivity diseases are vulnerable to food
antigens that can cause systemic autoimmune disease.