population

30 percent of the U.S. population has genes for Celiac Disease

Monday, August 27, 2012 by: Jaqui Karr
Tags: Celiac disease, genes, population

eTrust Pro Certified

Delicious Pin It
(NaturalNews) "30 percent of the American population has the genes for Celiac Disease" Let's not even superscript the source; that number comes from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Chicago, Celiac Disease Center (12.12.2011). So why is everyone under the impression that Celiac Disease affects only one percent of the population?

The one percent is one of many, many, many pieces of misinformation floating around and leaving millions susceptible to disease in the process. Besides being an outdated number, it is also referring to the number of people officially diagnosed with Celiac Disease (as of over a decade ago), not the millions of ticking time bombs walking around today with mystery ailments that they are not connecting to gluten.

As Celiac awareness began to rise, websites went up and slogans were built around that "1 in 133" number and now everyone has gone with it. This has created a situation that is nothing short of dangerous and harmful.

Let's look at two more hard facts: "97 percent of Americans estimated to have Celiac Disease are not diagnosed."1

"Celiac Disease has over 300 known symptoms"1 (part of what makes it hard to diagnose).

That means there are a lot of people walking around feeling sick, tired, depressed, along with 300 other known disorders and they are not making the connection to gluten because they think Celiac Disease is "so rare." It's not rare at all; in fact, "Celiac Disease is one of the most common life-long disorders in both Europe and the U.S."2

The other problem is the current medical standard for testing and diagnosing; it is completely flawed and fails the patient MOST of the time. That is another topic entirely and covered in another article, but it does add to the misinformation of how many people are affected by gluten and Celiac Disease.

One more thing to consider: at the last medical symposium for Celiac Disease, scientists agreed that there needs to be a new medical term universally used for people who react to gluten negatively but do not have the specific genes for Celiac Disease. "React negatively" means upon consumption of gluten, their body creates harmful antibodies and deadly inflammation. These people are now being referred to as NCGS (non-Celiac gluten sensitive) and the harm to them by gluten can be as bad and sometimes even worse than for those who are officially Celiacs with studies,3 making that another indisputable fact.

Gluten is easier to replace than it seems. Quinoa, buckwheat, and other seeds and grains make it easy - it just takes a little research. Consider it a fun culinary exploration. But whatever you do, don't buy into the one percent number; it is just plain wrong. Black and white, scientifically, medically known wrong. Get genetically tested for Celiac Disease (not blood or biopsy, genetically tested) and if that is negative, then test for antibodies showing a non-Celiac gluten sensitivity. You want to prevent, not react after triggering this auto-immune disorder that has no cure.

Most importantly: get your information from someone who is eating, breathing, living gluten & Celiac Disease every day, someone who is researching hard facts. Do not listen to part-time bloggers and irresponsible doctors who are reading flawed information online and then recycling it.

Sources:

1National Institutes of Health and University of Chicago, Celiac Disease Center,12.12.2011
2New England Journal of Medicine, 06.19.2003,348;25
3American Journal of Gastroenterology:11.01.2011.doi:10.1038/ajg.2010.487

About the author:
Jaqui Karr is a gluten & nutrition expert, bestselling author, certified dietician, and professional speaker. Her books, seminars, and online programs have helped thousands of people on 5 continents over the years find better health and enjoy a higher quality of life. Her newest program is "Gluten Demystified" - watch this free online video now for valuable information that could help you prevent the trigger of hundreds of disorders that have been linked to gluten: http://glutendemystified.com

Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Join over four million monthly readers. Email privacy 100% protected. Unsubscribe at any time.


Have comments on this article? Post them here:

comments powered by Disqus

Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com

Email this article to a friend

Permalink to this article:

Reprinting this article: Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):
Most Popular
Today | Week | Month | Year

See all Top Headlines...



GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Now Available at ShopNaturalNews.com

O3 Essentials OraJuvenate™
A powerful, cleansing dental cream for maximum oral/dental health.
New Cancer Solutions
Over 3 hours of content covering today’s best cancer tests, how to kill cancer cells and the best diets and exercise routines.
Freeze-Dried 100% Organic Whole Corn
Our freeze-drying method preserves taste, texture and nutrients better than any other food preservation method ever invented.
Fenix TK35 Flashlight
Tough, waterproof, extremely bright and it’s touted to throw an 800+ lumen beam more than 1,000 feet into the night.
Inca Treasure Smoothie Pack
This pack of our four most popular superfoods from South America is the perfect combo pack for smoothie lovers.
Pink Himalayan Salt
This salt delivers significant levels of magnesium, zinc and selenium, with trace levels of dozens of other elements.
Pinhole Glasses - Aviator Style
Pinhole glasses are becoming famous for helping people improve their vision without the risks of laser surgery.
Oxy-Rich Facial Serum
O3 Essentials Jojoba Oxy-Rich Facial Serum is cellular nourishment for your skin. Helps smooth fine lines while enhancing tissue elasticity.
Freeze-Dried 100% Blackberry Halves
Our freeze-dried blackberry halves are grown in Serbia under strict organic standards.

Also on NaturalNews:

Health Ranger Videos
Activist music
CounterThink Cartoons
Food documentaries
FREE Special Reports
Podcasts
Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Most Popular Stories

Flu shot kills 19-year-old, but vaccine industry still has total immunity against lawsuits
Here's a nutty fact: Eating more tree nuts lowers the risk of all-cause death by up to 20 percent
Six important facts you're not being told about lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns
BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases
High-dose vitamin C injections shown to annihilate cancer
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
USDA to allow U.S. to be overrun with contaminated chicken from China
Vaccine fraud exposed: Measles and mumps making a huge comeback because vaccines are designed to fail, say Merck virologists
Battle for humanity nearly lost: global food supply deliberately engineered to end life, not nourish it
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women

25 Amazing Facts About Food

This FREE downloadable report unveils a collection of astonishing and little-known facts about the food we eat very day. Click here to read it now...

 

Resveratrol and its Effects on Human Health and Longevity - Myth or Miracle.

Unlock the secrets of cellular health with the "miracle" nutrient Resveratrol Click here to read it now...

 

Nutrition Can Save America

FREE online report shows how we can save America through a nutrition health care revolution. "Eating healthy is patriotic!" Click here to read it now...

The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D

In this exclusive interview, Dr. Michael Holick reveals fascinating facts on how vitamin D is created and used in the human body to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, mental disorders and more. Click here to read it now...

Vaccines: Get the Full Story

The International Medical Council on Vaccination has released, exclusively through NaturalNews.com, a groundbreaking document containing the signatures of physicians, brain surgeons and professors, all of which have signed on to a document stating that vaccines pose a significant risk of harm to the health of children. Click here to read it now...

Health Ranger Storable Organics

GMO-free, chemical-free foods and superfoods for long-term storage and preparedness. See selection at www.StorableOrganics.com



Recommended Resources On:

Natural News trends
Health Ranger news
Natural News GMOs
Mike Adams tracker
Natural News photos
Natural News Global
Natural News in focus
Natural News connect
Natural News shocking stories
Natural News radar
GMOs
Quackwatch
Vaccines
Health freedom
Dr. Paul Offit

This site is part of the Natural News Network © 2014 All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. Truth Publishing International, LTD. is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

eTrust Pro Certified Android app on Google Play

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.