Celiac Disease and Miscarriages

Holy Hormones Journal:  Celiac disease – is an autoimmune disorder and is also another symptom of hormone imbalance. Not too long ago I posted an article  Inflammationthat I found to be disturbing about autoimmunity and stillbirths. Now this article takes it one step further.

The gut – is known as the second brain – and there is a direct connection between gut health and brain health. In fact, the Huffington Post just published an article saying that probiotics – used to regulate gut bacteria – may be used in the not too distant future for depression.

What you eat can have a major impact on how you feel emotionally.

A diet rich in probiotics — which support the growth of “healthy” bacteria in the gut — is known to boost digestive health and can even improve a person’s immune system. But now an increasingly robust body of evidence suggests that gut bacteria may exert a significant effect on brain function and mental health.

So everything is connected to everything else. Not surprising really – but we have become to accustomed to treating each ‘disease’ as its own entity and not as a symptom of an imbalance that worsens over time if not understood, managed and healed. And yes, there is science that does point to healing the gut and the brain and to recover your health.

The image to the right says it all and is something we should consider – whether it is applying makeup or sunscreen, medications, packing, foods, bath oil…. and the list goes on and on. And the chemicals keep piling up in our body’s and sooner than later they reach a tipping point and the immune system breaks down.

The neuro-endocrine-immune systems – are the three most important systems in the body. Celiac disease is a disruption of the immune system; depression a symptom of biochemical imbalance in the brain – and infertility, miscarriages and pre-term deliveries an endocrine imbalance. When the systems are not in balance with each the other the body begins to break down.

And all three systems have been exposed to chemicals – whether from food, birth control, and or medications.

It really isn’t rocket science.
What it really is – is frightening.

What is heartening is that doctors are beginning to realize that nutrient deficiencies – combined with the body’s inability to absorb nutrients into the small intestine – are at the root cause of the problem.

PS: Note that the article says – ‘doctor-diagnosed’ celiac disease. What does that mean? Do they mean that women who diagnosis themselves do not miscarry? Or… you do not really have a ‘disease’ unless there is a diagnosis from a doctor?

Celiac disease linked to miscarriages and preterm deliveries

April 16, 2015
by Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) – Women with doctor-diagnosed celiac disease are more likely to miscarry or deliver preterm than women with no history of the condition, according to a small U.S. study.

Researchers say that women experiencing miscarriages or preterm deliveries should be checked for undiagnosed celiac.

While there are many more common causes of pregnancy complications, women who don’t know why they can’t conceive or carry a baby to term should find out if they have celiac disease, said lead study author Dr. Stephanie Moleski, a researcher at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Miscarriage in celiac disease patients has been linked to vitamin deficiencies of zinc, selenium, iron and folate,” Moleski said by email. “When I see patients who have had fertility or pregnancy complications I feel it is appropriate to consider testing for celiac disease.”

About one in 100 people have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease can’t tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye and barley.

 

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.