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Article on Celiac Disease and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet

December 21, 2007

Yesterday, published an article by Carol Frilegh titled "The Specific Carbohydrate Diet is an Excellent Gluten-Free Diet Option".

If Carol's article makes you curious about Dr. Sidney Valentine Haas, who created the original 'specific carbohydrate diet', check for local university libraries which may carry his book "Management of Celiac Disease."

On a side note, researchers studying the "fecal flora" [bacteria in the poo as opposed to the gut] of those with digestive disorders found a surprising similarity between those with Crohn's disease and celiac.

The overlap between CD [Crohn's disease] and celiac disease, however, is unexpected and it is for future investigations to clarify whether these 2 diseases share a common pathogenesis or whether the inflammation of the small intestine is responsible for similarities in the fecal findings

source: "Active Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Can Be Specifically Diagnosed and Monitored Based on the Biostructure of the Fecal Flora"
authors: Alexander Swidsinski, MD, Vera Loening-Baucke, MD, Mario Vaneechoutte, MD, and Yvonne Doerffel, MD