Top stories in health and medicine, October 3, 2014
From MedPage Today: Best Aortic Valve Type in Middle Age? Bioprosthetic aortic valves didn’t compromise long-term outcomes for middle-age adults compared with mechanical valves, although there were some tradeoffs. Burnout ‘Across the Pond’ More than 70% of young oncologists in Europe are showing signs of burnout. Ebola: Dallas Case Inevitable — Experts. The Dallas Ebola case was inevitable, given the size of the epidemic raging in West Africa and the ease of modern air travel. Giving Gluten Early Didn’t Cut Celiac Disease Risk. There was no benefit to early introduction of dietary gluten in ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 3, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: News GI Heart Infectious disease Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 55-year-old man with a wrist fracture and anemia
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 55-year-old man is reevaluated during a follow-up examination for a wrist fracture and anemia. The patient is otherwise asymptomatic. He was treated in the emergency department 2 weeks ago after he slipped in his driveway and sustained a right wrist fracture; mild iron deficiency anemia was detected at that time. He had normal results of a routine screening colonoscopy 5 years ago. Since his emergency department evaluation, 3 stool samples have been negative for occult blood. He takes no medication. On physica...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 30, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions Endocrinology GI Source Type: blogs

Food Sensitivity and Intolerance Testing Changed Their Lives
Susan was tired; tired of feeling foggy, bloated and unable to lose weight.  Her thyroid levels were out of whack and she felt awful.  Having just recently passed her 50th birthday, she assumed that this was what it meant to be a woman of a “certain age”:  A little heavier and slower than she would have liked, not quite as sharp, and generally, just feeling old. It wasn’t until she watched other people coming into a lab that she co-owns and heard them talk about food intolerances did she consider that food might be causing her problems, not her age.  Changes to their diets, made after food intolerance testing, se...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - August 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Consumer Health Care Food Source Type: blogs

ACG: New guidelines issued for irritable bowel syndrome
(HealthDay)—New suggestions have been issued in relation to the administration of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation. The updated guidelines were published being a supplement to the August issue from the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Related Posts:Moving capsule shows promising results in dealing with…Scientists find genetic clue to irritable bowel syndromeZelnorm By Novartis: Risks Outweigh BenefitsNon-celiac wheat sensitivity may be an allergyTreatment for IBS With Severe ConstipationThe post ACG: New guidelines issued for irritable bowel syndrome appeared first on My Irri...
Source: My Irritable Bowel Syndrome Story - August 8, 2014 Category: Other Conditions Authors: Ken Tags: IBS News Source Type: blogs

Sorting Out Fact From Fiction: The Gluten-Free Diet Craze
Gluten free diets have become the latest weight loss “fad”. I think one of the reasons this trendy way of eating has evolved is that rather than working on incorporating balance and moderation into meals and snacks, it can be easier to cut something out altogether – whether that’s wheat, dairy or something else. What people may not know who are following a gluten-free diet for weight control, is that many times when gluten is removed from processed foods, sugar, fat and butter are often added to improve the taste. For most of us, there really is no medical reason to eliminate gluten. In fact, many gluten-containin...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - July 16, 2014 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: diet eating healthy food nutrition weight loss diets gluten-free The OWN Show Source Type: blogs

FFL: Touching the Elephant
There's this common misperception that CWD friends for life is just for kids with diabetes,and their families.But it's so much more complex then that. FFL is many things to many people,depending on your social 'sphere.If you grew up with it,you are pressed into service for free labor.(as a young adult)If you are a sponsor,it's an excuse to go out with your buddies at the end of the day & unwind at the hotel bar.If you are in the DOC (blogger,etc.) it's a place of great support & one of the few places where everyone else is just like you.If you are a parent, it's where you find support,and knowledge,to help you in your figh...
Source: The D-Log Cabin - July 9, 2014 Category: Diabetes Authors: HVS Source Type: blogs

Gluten sensitivity is an elusive concept in clinical medicine
As a resident of San Francisco (and with Los Angeles just a drive away), I cannot escape the food hate.  Whether it be a campaign against cooked provisions, farmed products or anything of solid consistency, I cannot help but wonder if any possible benefit of these diets outweigh the risk of missing out on amazing grub. But what about gluten-free diets? Gluten sensitivity Gluten, a protein found in foodstuffs such as wheat, barley and rye, has been accused of causing major physical and psychological symptoms in patients that have tested negative for established gluten-related medical conditions including the anti-gluten in...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 1, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Conditions GI Source Type: blogs

Gone with a G
"It's not about me."Except it was,darn it. My nephrologist had announced his retiring intentions via mail,and there was no going back..only forward."I want to find someone who is good for you,& your set of rather unique issues."And so,we talked. (At my last appt.)We talked about my magnesium issue,the diabetes,the Vit. D (where he dropped a rather potent analogy comparing my taking a few Vit. D pills to sipping a drop of water for dehydration),the upcoming gastro appt,the possibility of Celiac(doubts it),this,that,the other. He is leaving the practice to take care of personal issues and won't be back (he's also getting old...
Source: The D-Log Cabin - June 21, 2014 Category: Diabetes Authors: HVS Source Type: blogs

What is gluten?
In an effort to expose how little most people claiming to adhere to a gluten-free diet actually know about gluten, late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, posted this interview of everyday people claiming to be gluten-free. Clearly, among those not familiar with Wheat Belly, there is an astounding lack of understanding. This is unfortunate, because it allows people like Jimmy Kimmel–yeah, all meant in fun–to discredit what is proving to be one of the most powerful movements in nutrition in health to come along in thousands of years. So let me pitch in and help out these poor ignorant pedestrians and answer t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 17, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: What is in wheat that's so bad? Gliadin gluten gluten-free Source Type: blogs

What is gluten?
In an effort to expose how little most people claiming to adhere to a gluten-free diet actually know about gluten, late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, posted this interview of everyday people claiming to be gluten-free. Clearly, among those not familiar with Wheat Belly, there is an astounding lack of understanding. This is unfortunate, because it allows people like Jimmy Kimmel–yeah, all meant in fun–to discredit what is proving to be one of the most powerful movements in nutrition in health to come along in thousands of years. So let me pitch in and help out these poor ignorant pedestrians and answer t...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 17, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Gliadin Gluten sensitivity Gluten-free News & Updates Source Type: blogs

The Celiac Connection
Last Saturday, a T1 friend and I drove to TCOYD in DC. I've been under the impression that one either had celiac(or not) for quite some time now. Since I've tested negative several times for antibodies, I've assumed I don't have any problems. But at Friends For Life last year, they were doing HLA genotyping(along with antibody testing) which I participated in. Last month, that test came back positive which means I have the genetic susceptibility for the disease.(as does my offspring) I had J tested(amid the eye rolling of the pediatrician),and he is currently antibody negative.(to get the genetic test done I'm pretty sure ...
Source: The D-Log Cabin - June 10, 2014 Category: Diabetes Authors: HVS Source Type: blogs

Eat Pooideae
Pooideae is a subfamily within the biological family of grasses, Poaceae. Grasses within the Pooideae subfamily include wheat, rye, barley, corn, and rice, as well as the rye grass and Kentucky bluegrass in your back yard and wild grasses in fields near your home. Pooideae grasses can be promiscuous. Some of the grasses in this subfamily are able to cross-fertilize and mate with each other. This is how, for instance, einkorn wheat from 10,000 years ago evolved to create emmer wheat, the 28-chromosome of the Bible. Emmer is the product of the natural mating of 14-chromosome einkorn with a 14-chromosome wild grass, Aegilops ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 4, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Grasses Source Type: blogs

Eat Pooideae (A Problem For Hungry Humans)
Pooideae is a subfamily within the biological family of grasses, Poaceae. Grasses within the Pooideae subfamily include wheat, rye, barley, corn, and rice, as well as the rye grass and Kentucky bluegrass in your back yard and wild grasses in fields near your home. Pooideae grasses can be promiscuous. Some of the grasses in this subfamily are able to cross-fertilize and mate with each other. This is how, for instance, einkorn wheat from 10,000 years ago evolved to create emmer wheat, the 28-chromosome of the Bible. Emmer is the product of the natural mating of 14-chromosome einkorn with a 14-chromosome wild grass, Aegilops ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 4, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Grasses Source Type: blogs

Eat Pooideae (A Problem For Hungry Humans)
Pooideae is a subfamily within the biological family of grasses, Poaceae. Grasses within the Pooideae subfamily include wheat, rye, barley, corn, and rice, as well as the rye grass and Kentucky bluegrass in your back yard and wild grasses in fields near your home. Pooideae grasses can be promiscuous. Some of the grasses in this subfamily are able to cross-fertilize and mate with each other. This is how, for instance, einkorn wheat from 10,000 years ago evolved to create emmer wheat, the 28-chromosome of the Bible. Emmer is the product of the natural mating of 14-chromosome einkorn with a 14-chromosome wild grass, Aegilops ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 4, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Grasses Source Type: blogs

Deglutenize your brain
A recent study from Monash University in Australia has the media declaring that gluten is good for everybody, harmful only to those with celiac disease.   Is this true? Has gluten from wheat, rye, and barley been exonerated? Should we go back to the supermarket and resume buying bread, rolls, bagels, and pasta? In this small study, 37 people with presumed “non-celiac gluten sensitivity,” NCGS, or celiac disease-like symptoms in the absence of the intestinal destruction or antibody abnormalities (e.g., transglutaminase antibodies), demonstrated no unique response to purified gluten protein. The investigato...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 21, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Gluten sensitivity Gluten-free Source Type: blogs