According to the literature, 20% of American women have osteoporosis. A growing number of American men also have lowered mineral densities.
In comparison, 1 in 133 Americans have Celiac disease, many of these undiagnosed. Many will have signs of celiac in their guts without the symptoms of Celiac disease. The flattening of the gut wall impedes the absorption of calcium and other nutrients necessary for bone growth.
In discussing osteoporosis, it is important to remember that 60% of the risk is genetic (more at my website).
But that leaves the other forty percent is environmental. In those families who already have a relative with Celiac, getting checked and trying a gluten-free diet is a good option compared to many of our current options (see video above, or go to: http://www.maloneymedical.com/id10.html).
- Celiac Disease: How to Maintain Good Nutrition (everydayhealth.com)
- Caring for Someone With Celiac Disease (everydayhealth.com)
- The Link Between Celiac Disease and Depression (everydayhealth.com)
- Preventing Weight Gain When You Eat Gluten-Free (everydayhealth.com)
- How to manage celiac disease (foxnews.com)
- Celeste Healthy Living – BOOK: Celiac Disease and Gluten Free Diet (33 pgs) (celestehealthyliving.wordpress.com)
- Celiac Disease – Gluten Free Diet Essential (livingaloneruok.com)
- Symptoms of celiac disease can be different from person to person… (celestehealthyliving.wordpress.com)
- Is a gluten-free diet a good idea? (theglobeandmail.com)
- Why are so many foods gluten-free now? (boston.com)