Wheat Belly and Autoimmune Diseases

The Wheat Belly lifestyle begins with elimination of the worst and most dominant of all grains in the diet, semi-dwarf wheat products, followed by elimination of its closely-related brethren in other grains. This alone is a powerful start in reversing the 200-some diseases of autoimmunity. We now know that the gliadin protein of wheat and related proteins in other grains trigger increased intestinal permeability that initiates the process, as highly inflammatory compounds, such as lipopolysaccharide from bacterial cell walls, are permitted entry into the body. We also know that gliadin itself gains entry into the bloodstream and lymph system. Gliadin contains amino acid sequences that overlap in structure with human proteins. The synapsin protein of the brain, for instance, overlaps in structure with gliadin. The antibody/immune response launched against gliadin therefore also attacks structures containing synapsin, initiating some of the various forms of autoimmunity of the central nervous system, such as cerebellar ataxia, temporal lobe seizures, and some forms of dementia. Conventional “treatments” of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis ignore these fundamental phenomena, as well as ignore all the other factors that permit the emergence of autoimmune phenomena, such as vitamin D deficiency and dysbiosis. Here are some of my comments from the Wheat Belly Total Health book concerning the conventional approach by rheumatologists and oth...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates autoimmune Gliadin gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation wheat belly Source Type: blogs

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The abnormal growth of cells in the brain is known as brain tumor. A brain tumor is a kind of disease that can hit children, adults, and older adults. In this work, a proposed method for brain tumor detection and classification using MATLAB and based on magnetic resonance imaging plays an essential role in the brain-tumor disease diagnostic application that is based on manual and automatic detection. Moreover, various kinds of tumors exist so it is complicated to detect, and thus it is hard to make decisions. Correct segmentation and image enhancement give an accurate classification of brain tumor types. A probabilistic ne...
Source: Journal of Clinical Engineering - Category: Medical Devices Tags: FEATURE ARTICLES Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: High-grade ACJ instability is a complex and significant injury of the shoulder girdle that can cause persistent pain and functional impairment. The state of the evidence regarding its optimal treatment is weak. Large-scale, prospective, randomized comparative studies are needed in order to define a clear standard of treatment. PMID: 30892184 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The reported results of treatments for plantar fasciitis and metatarsalgia are heterogeneous. The efficacy of the individual measures should be studied in randomized controlled trials. PMID: 30892183 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
Technology and diabetes blogger Scott Hanselman has helped create the first-ever diabetes top avatar for Microsoft and the Xbox Avatar Store.
Source: Diabetes Mine - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: blogs
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Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - Category: Dermatology Tags: DEPARTMENTS: EDITORIAL Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although DM was the disease most commonly associated with PUs and NAs, chronic hyperglycemia may not have been the major underlying risk factor. The major risk covariates are sensation loss from polyneuropathy, old age, obesity, repetitive foot injury, and inadequate foot care or treatment. Physicians and other healthcare providers can help by identifying patients at risk and instituting measures such as adequate foot care to decrease these risks.
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURES: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research
Authors: Verhelst X, Devolder G, De Wilde M, Goderis L, De Bel A, Spillebeen E, Geerts A, Derese A, Van Vlierberghe H PMID: 30888763 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
We describe the case of a 50-year old woman presenting to the emergency department with right lower abdominal pain. CT-scan showed an obstruction without clear underlying cause. The hypothesis of obstruction due to intestinal adhesions without strangulation was assumed and non-operative management lead to recovery and dismissal of the patient. However, she presented 3 weeks later with identical complaints, this time showing a terminal ileitis on CT-scan. Surprisingly, a toothpick perforating the terminal ileum was found during endoscopy and could by removed. A clinician should think of foreign body ingestion when patients ...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
Authors: Peixoto A, Martins Rocha T, Santos-Antunes J, Aguiar F, Bernardes M, Vaz C, Pereira P, Macedo G Abstract The authors report the case of a 76 year-old man with rheumatoid arthritis treated with prednisolone and etanercept. The patient was seen for persistent changes in liver tests lasting for six months, with a mixed pattern. The patient denied intake of new drugs or dietary/herbal supplements. Imaging studies showed mild steatosis. Additional study for chronic liver diseases only revealed positivity for anti-nuclear antibodies. Liver biopsy revealed noncaseating granulomas in some portal tracts. Consequent...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
Authors: Lenfant M, Callemeyn J, Alaerts H, Meersseman W, Van Moerkercke W Abstract A 62-year-old man of North African descent presented with weight loss in the past year and diarrhea for three weeks. His medical history included erosive rheumatoid arthritis, treated with methotrexate and adalimumab. Histological examination of a duodenal biopsy showed foamy macrophages in the lamina propria, with PAS-positive cytoplasmatic inclusions. These findings are compatible with Whipple's disease, a rare chronic infectious disease caused by Tropheryma whipplei, an opportunistic bacterium. It is typically seen in middle-aged...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
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