When a patient is diagnosed with celiac disease, he knows it’s time to say goodbye to gluten. There is no other option, since currently the only available treatment of celiac disease is to maintain a gluten-free diet. However, farewells are always difficult, and much more in this case. Nowadays, a significant percentage of celiac patients keep showing symptoms and intestinal damage despite removing gluten from their diet. All of
The celiac community and most of the population is aware of how gluten affects the digestive system, causing damage in the intestinal wall as well as diarrhea, vomit and abdominal distention. However, there are patients without enteropathy that releave their symptoms when they follow a Gluten Free Diet (GFD). This is because gluten acts as a neurotoxin sometimes, affecting the nervous system and the brain. Indeed, it has been
Fernando was a happy, easy-going, active guy… and celiac. He had passed his first quarter of century when he was diagnosed with celiac disease. He didn´t get scared, neither his family, which immediately started the elaboration of new gluten-free dishes.
The relationship between Fernando and the gluten protein had its hight when he started his internship in a company specialized in allergens, mainly in gluten detection. There, he and