Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that is triggered when people ingest gluten protein from wheat, barley, and rye. While most people associate Celiac's with extreme gastrointestinal discomfort, there are actually two-hundred symptoms, including joint pain and anemia; some people have no symptoms at all. While gluten intolerance is a central feature of the disorder, it is possible to be gluten intolerant and not have Celiac's; In fact, gluten intolerance has been linked to just about all seventy autoimmune diseases, as well as migraines, infertility, mood swings, joint pain, hypothyroid disorders, asthma, eczema, gastrointestinal pain and loss of energy.

Worldwide, an estimated 1 in 100 people are affected, but in the US gluten intolerance has reached epidemic proportions, with about two-thirds of the population reactant to gluten. What is the reason for this huge discrepancy? One theory is that it has to do with our farming methods, where pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides are generously used to protect the crops and ensure profitable harvests. A simple blood test will confirm whether or not you have Celiac's or some other form of gluten intolerance; those who indeed have Celiac's will have to avoid gluten for the rest of their lives. Otherwise it could lead to cancer.

I have long believed it possible to reprogram the body so that it no longer responds to gluten. Of course, Celiac's patients who had tried “everything” insured this was impossible. Determined to get to the bottom of this, I started to wonder what causes the disorder. Intuitively, it came to me that it is a virus. Again, people did not believe me. It was nothing personal, but the official party line of the medical profession is that the cause of Celiac's is unknown, though there does appear to be a genetic predisposition. Anything outside that comfort zone was altogether dismissed.

Over the past few years I cleared many patients of their gluten allergy, with pre-and post-treatment blood work confirming that their allergy had gone from positive to negative. Hurrah for small inroads! Then came another intuitive download – the virus is a reovirus. At this point I jumped to Wiki to find out whether such a virus even exhausted. This is what I found:

“Reovirus infection occurs often in humans, but most cases are mild or subclinical.” Rotavirus, however, can cause severe diarrhea and intestinal distress in children, and lab studies in mice have implicated Orthoreovirus (the genus of virus to which reoviruses belong) in the expression of Celiac disease in pre-disposed individuals. The virus can be detected in feces, and may also be recovered from pharyngeal or nasal secretions, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, and blood. in human disease or treatment is still uncertain. ”

It is experiences such as this keeps me trusting my gut (pun intended). Of course, without corporate funding, commercials and advertising money it is extremely difficult to get the kind of proof that joins thousands of patients. But when a patient asks me if I can treat their friend with Celiac's, I tell them yes. I know that clearing the gluten allergy will bring about a healing benefit. Also releasing the reovirus from the stomach or small intestines will bring a new level of well being.

After treating a few Celiac patients, I have seen very promising results. The serious pain is alleviated and periodic wheat consumption does not seem to cause a problem or symptoms.

I'll have a slice of pizza, por favor!