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Jane E. Brody- A Common, but Elusive, Diagnosis

by Karen on October 4th, 2014


I read Jane Brody’s column in the New York Times pretty regularly– this article on Celiac Disease (link) it is a quick snapshot with some good information.

It is probably safe to say that we all have someone in our lives dealing with cancer. This article made me think about what those loved ones have to go through during treatment and how that can get all tangled up in undiagnosed celiac disease.  It really helps to know if you have celiac disease at a time in your life when you have to deal with other health issues.

I think Docs should recommend avoiding gluten containing  foods for patients who have family members with celiac disease.. If you are undergoing cancer treatment you will need to eat healthy even when you don’t feel like eating because your body needs the fuel food provides to help you fight the cancer.  For those undergoing cancer treatment with undiagnosed celiac disease eating a comforting piece of wheat bread can exacerbate the situation and make your case more complicated.

And that translates into feeling even worse.

Just a word to the wise, if you have suspicions check it out, get it figured out.

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