By: Joe Graedon May 20, 2021 70 Comments
    Is Floating Poop A Problem?

    This is a truth test! Do you ever check to see whether your stool sinks or floats? Be honest now. It never fails to amaze us how many people pay close attention to what ends up in the toilet bowl. Peo…

    By: Terry Graedon April 1, 2021 8 Comments
    Show 1179: What Should You Do About Digestive Di…

    Have you ever had horrible heartburn or a really bad bellyache? Most of us have experienced digestive distress at one time or another. When do you need to seek medical attention for your problem? What…

    By: Terry Graedon July 23, 2020 6 Comments
    Show 1221: What Explains the Recent Increase in …

    A couple of decades ago, most people had never heard of celiac disease. Many doctors had never diagnosed a case, and they had often learned it was an extremely rare condition. Following a gluten-free …

    By: Terry Graedon June 29, 2020 21 Comments
    Can Vitamin B12 Prevent Recurrent Canker Sores?

    What do you for canker sores? Most of us get these painful lesions inside the cheek or on the tongue occasionally. They cause misery for a few days and then they disappear. But some individuals suffer…

    By: Terry Graedon June 22, 2020 6 Comments
    Celiac Disease Diagnosis Is Not Just for Babies

    Until relatively recently (approximately the past two decades), doctors rarely offered a celiac disease diagnosis to an adult. They thought the condition was really quite rare and that it primarily af…

    By: Terry Graedon May 14, 2020 3 Comments
    Is Celiac Disease More Common in People Exposed …

    Have you been avoiding gluten? Twenty years ago, you might never have heard of gluten. The name “celiac disease” probably would have sounded exotic. No longer. Now, some scientists have linked the…

    By: Terry Graedon May 27, 2019 9 Comments
    Will Gluten-Free Diet Ease Arthritis Pain?

    If you suffer from joint pain, you may have wondered why. Most people never get an explanation. Perhaps the doctor suggests that "wear and tear" has broken down the cartilage. When the doctor ends by …

    By: Joe Graedon April 25, 2019 4 Comments
    If Leaky Gut Syndrome Exists, How Can You Test f…

    Several years ago, we were at a small conference attended by some very thoughtful physicians. The overall theme of the discussions focused on the concept of empowered patients. These doctors were tota…

    By: Terry Graedon February 14, 2019 4 Comments
    What Is the Link Between Infection and Celiac Di…

    Celiac disease is an intolerance to the protein gluten found in wheat, barley and rye. It triggers the immune system to attack and damage the lining of the digestive tract. Doctors have long known tha…

    By: Terry Graedon August 23, 2018 13 Comments
    Show 1100: What Is the Story on Celiac Disease? …

    At one time, doctors believed that celiac disease was extremely rare, that the few children who had it would outgrow it and that the symptoms were primarily digestive. We now know that none of these a…

    By: Terry Graedon March 29, 2018 7 Comments
    How Much Gluten Is in a Gluten-Free Diet?

    People with celiac disease react badly when they consume gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley or rye. Their immune systems go into overdrive and attack the lining of the intestine, resulting in da…

    By: Terry Graedon April 6, 2017 5 Comments
    Will There Be a Vaccine to Prevent Celiac Diseas…

    Why do some people develop celiac disease, while others with a similar genetic makeup do not? Is there a way to prevent celiac disease? Researchers writing in the journal Science propose that the expl…

    By: Terry Graedon September 8, 2016 19 Comments
    Show 1049: Do You Need a Gluten-Free Diet?

    Years ago, doctors thought that celiac disease was incredibly rare among Americans. In this auto-immune condition, exposure to gluten found in barley, rye and wheat causes the body to attack the linin…

    By: Terry Graedon September 8, 2016 7 Comments
    Why Are More People on a Gluten-Free Diet?

    Ten or twenty years ago, people following a gluten-free diet had a difficult time. Foods like pasta or crackers were not available in gluten-free versions. Now, that has changed. Baked goods without …

    By: Joe Graedon July 28, 2016 34 Comments
    Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity a Figment of th…

    Decades ago, American doctors believed they would never see a case of celiac disease because it was considered too rare. Over the years, though, research showed that celiac disease is not rare. Now, t…

    By: Terry Graedon December 7, 2015 13 Comments
    Feeling Better on a Gluten-Free Diet

    Gluten (and gluten-free) are words you just can't avoid these days, though just ten years ago they were not part of most people's vocabularies. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. From…

    By: Joe Graedon August 13, 2015 16 Comments
    Could Floating Poop Be A Sign of Celiac Disease?

    Several years ago we heard from a concerned reader that his bowel movements floated. At first he worried it might be something really serious, like pancreatic cancer. But then he realized he would hav…

    By: Joe Graedon May 14, 2015 1 Comments
    Nerve Damage Higher in Celiac Disease Patients

    Celiac disease has long been perceived as a digestive disorder. That's because the cells that line the small intestine undergo immune system attack. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies because c…

    By: Joe Graedon December 1, 2014 3 Comments
    Celiac Disease Leads To Smelly Poop and Gas

    Q. People who have very smelly poop or gas that could knock a train off the tracks may have celiac disease. That was my problem, and a totally gluten-free diet cured the stinky poo/gas as well as many…

    By: Joe Graedon October 6, 2014 3 Comments
    Gluten-Free Diet Stopped Chronic Migraines

    Q. Reading your column provided me with life-changing information. I am now 56. As a child and into my late teens I endured chronic belly pain. Despite many tests over the years, no diagnosis was esta…

    By: Terry Graedon October 1, 2014 0 Comments
    No Magic Window for Infants’ Gluten Exposu…

    Celiac disease is an intolerance to the protein gluten found in wheat, barley and rye. Although there is a genetic predisposition to this autoimmune condition, a striking increase in incidence over th…

    By: Terry Graedon May 5, 2014 8 Comments
    Chronic Hives Disappeared with the Elimination o…

    Q. About three years ago I developed chronic hives--raging carpets of hives, mysteriously appearing mostly between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am. We couldn't figure out what was causing them. When my doc…

    By: Terry Graedon January 20, 2014 3 Comments
    Painful Cracked Lips Linked to Digestive Disorde…

    Q. I suffered from chronic angular cheilitis for years, along with digestive problems. Doctor after doctor dismissed any relationship between the two. I finally saw a nutritionist who identified the p…

    By: Terry Graedon August 19, 2013 6 Comments
    Gluten-Free Foods Are More Than a Fad for Celiac…

    Q. After seeing many top doctors who told her to eat a bland diet of bagels and pasta for her irritable bowel syndrome, my sister consulted Dr. Peter Green at Columbia Medical Center. There, she was g…

    By: Terry Graedon August 8, 2013 4 Comments
    Long Term Risk of Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition triggered by gluten in the diet of sensitive individuals. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, and consequently is common in some of America's …

    By: Terry Graedon August 8, 2013 2 Comments
    Gluten-Free Defined at Last

    Avoiding gluten can be challenging. Many prepared foods contain gluten as a hidden ingredient. That is why there has been an explosion in gluten-free foods in supermarkets. But can you trust the glute…

    By: Terry Graedon May 6, 2013 11 Comments
    Floating Poop Poses Diagnostic Puzzle

    Q. As far back as I can remember, my stool has floated. I never worried about it until I saw something on the web about pancreatic cancer and floating poop. I did some research and found that if you h…

    By: Joe Graedon May 2, 2013 16 Comments
    Are You Suffering from Celiac Disease?

    Not so long ago, most doctors were taught that celiac disease is extremely rare. In the last few decades, it has become clear that celiac disease, an inability to digest gluten, is not nearly as unusu…

    By: Terry Graedon April 4, 2013 11 Comments
    Celiac Disease Diagnoses on the Rise

    Celiac disease was once considered extremely rare. Now it is much more common. In this autoimmune condition, exposure to gluten, a protein in wheat, barley and rye, damages the lining of the small int…

    By: Joe Graedon January 21, 2013 11 Comments
    Celiac Disease Triggers Unusual Symptoms

    Celiac disease remains mysterious, even to physicians. In this condition the body is unable to tolerate proteins found in gluten, a constituent of wheat, barley and rye grains. Although there is a gen…

    By: Terry Graedon August 16, 2012 4 Comments
    Celiac Disease More Common among White Americans

    How common is celiac disease? At one time, medical students were taught that only one person in 5,000 had this condition in which a reaction to gluten damages the intestinal lining. Gluten, a protein …

    By: Terry Graedon May 28, 2012 6 Comments
    Could Celiac Disease Be Causing Symptoms?

    Q. Your radio show on celiac disease inspired me to drop gluten-containing grains at the age of 38, and I never felt better. Like so many people I had fallen through the diagnostic cracks. I can trace…

    By: Joe Graedon May 7, 2012 5 Comments
    Do You Suffer From Celiac Disease?

    Most physicians still think of celiac disease (an intolerance to gluten found in wheat, barley and rye) as a rare condition. That is why more than 90% of people with celiac disease go undiagnosed in t…

    By: Terry Graedon February 20, 2012 4 Comments
    Avoiding Gluten Stopped Migraines

    Q. I had migraines all my life and have taken everything and more in the way of drugs. In December I decided to quit eating gluten (wheat, barley and rye). To my surprise, my headaches disappeared. A.…

    By: Terry Graedon January 2, 2012 10 Comments
    Can You Outgrow Celiac Disease?

    Q. I always thought celiac disease was extremely rare and only affected young children. I was told that I had celiac sprue as a child but that I had outgrown it. I suffer a lot of digestive tract disc…

    By: Terry Graedon September 12, 2011 4 Comments
    Colon Cleanse Not Recommended for Celiac Disease

    Q. My husband has been diagnosed with celiac disease, which means he has to avoid wheat, barley and rye. A friend has suggested that he should also do a colon cleanse. I have my doubts, but would like…

    By: Terry Graedon April 18, 2011 26 Comments
    Don’t Be A Glutton for Gluten

    For years, medical students were taught that celiac disease was extremely rare. In this condition, the protein in wheat, barley and rye (gluten) triggers an autoimmune response that destroys the intes…

    By: Terry Graedon July 22, 2010 2 Comments
    Celiac Sufferers Beware

    Celiac disease is common and complicated. People with this condition cannot tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. When exposed, their immune systems attack the lining of the small…

    By: Terry Graedon February 10, 2010 11 Comments
    Looking for Cause of Gas

    Q. I have been troubled with "sour stomach" throughout my life. Even the tiniest burp smells like sulfurous rotten eggs and can be smelled across large rooms. I also pass huge amounts of foul-smelling…

    By: Terry Graedon September 18, 2009 8 Comments
    Celiac Disease Boosts Mortality

    People with celiac disease are at greater risk for premature death. That's the conclusion of a new study from Sweden. The investigators used health records from the Swedish Total Population Register a…