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Celiac Disease and Food Allergies

Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People with celiac disease are unable to tolerate a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods, but may also be found in products which are used every day, including stamp and envelope adhesive, medicines, and vitamins.

Because the body’s own immune system causes the damage, celiac disease is considered an autoimmune disorder. It is also classified as a disease of malabsorption because the nutrients are not absorbed. Celiac disease is also known as celiac sprue, non-tropical sprue, and gluten sensitive enteropathy.

Autoimmune Syndromes

Modified Tetanus Vaccine Could Protect Against Alzheimer’s

Combining the tetanus vaccine with a viral particle that normally affects cucumbers can be used to treat psoriasis and allergies, and may even protect against Alzheimer’s disease, research from the Universities of Dundee and Oxford has demonstrated. The vaccine showed positive results in models of psoriasis and cat allergy and was shown to raise antibody […]