Holistic Health Collective

Why do some people go gluten free?

Celiac disease – an autoimmune disorder that leads to the body creating antibodies against the protein gluten (commonly found in wheat, rye, and barley).  It leads to damage to the small intestinal villi.  Celiac disease is associated with specific genetic markers, and those who have the gene may have a greater risk of developing celiac […]

Fibromyalgia and SIBO

SIBO definition: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.  Simplified version, too much bacteria in the wrong place in the gut, namely in the small intestine.  SIBO symptoms are associated with bloating, abdominal pain, poor digestion, and increased risk of development of food sensitivities associated with intestinal permeability. Fibromyalgia and SIBO Fibromyalgia sufferers experience an array of chronic […]

What should I know about Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where the body’s own immune system reacts to a special collection of protein called gluten. It leads to intestinal wall damage along with digestive issues.   Commonly it presents as bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, malabsorption, weight loss. Some people may even develop a classic rash called dermatitis herpetiformis. An […]