Monday, May 19, 2014


From the May 19 links article Doctors and tests cannot always find answers to legitimate ailments 
"Four years, 22 specialists, three doctors and several unfortunate forays into the world of alternative medicine later, Townson was able to get most of her symptoms under control after she realised through her own research that gluten - a protein found in wheat, barley and rye - seemed to be causing her ailments."
I also posted this in Facebook. After seeing this Rahul Siddharthan pointed to an earlier article in New York Times The Boy With Thorns in His Joints  which is possibly gluten related. Rahul adds "My own symptoms were nowhere near as severe but the improvement (psoriasis in particular, but also other things) after stopping gluten has been just as dramatic. I had no symptoms until I was almost 30, as far as I can tell. I think this is a severely underdiagnosed intolerance, and in particular, most medical professionals refuse to recognise it unless you have full-blown coeliac, despite plenty of literature supporting non-coeliac intolerance."
Rahul has a  Facebook account. He also blogs and may write about it in one of the two. He is more qualified to write about it than me; he started as a physicist but also works on biology related topics.

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