Gluten Video Series – The Corporate Gluten View
Majid Ali, M.D.
What grain more than other food sustained the human species throughout human history? What food made the spread people worldwide? It is clearly wheat. In my series of articles and video linked below, I present my broader evolutionary, ecologic, pathologic, and clinical perspectives on celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.
Majid Ali, M.D.
What grain more than other food sustained the human species throughout human history? What food made the spread people worldwide? It is clearly wheat.
Microscopic Diagnosis of Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity
As a hospital pathologist I examined and reported a large number of intestinal biopsies done to diagnose celiac disease. I never signed a pathology report with a definitive diagnosis of celiac disease. Nor did any of my three associate pathologists. The reason: there are no definitive microscopic abnormalities seen exclusively in celiac disease and gluten sensitivity which have not been seen in other intestinal inflammatory conditions. Thus, an absolute microscopic diagnosis of celiac disease is not possible. I know that senior pathologist with decades of experience of microscopic study of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders of the bowel do not disagree with this.
Diagnosis of Celiac Disease With Blood Antibody Tests
What I say about the microscopic diagnosis of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity is also of the diagnosis of the disease with blood antibody tests. Anti-gliadin and related antibody tests are also positive in 25 to 35% of patients with Crohn’s colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other chronic inflammatory-immune disorders.
Clinical Diagnosis of Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity
In light of the above, the acceptable diagnosis of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity is based on careful clinical evaluation of the full context of the history and clinical course supported by presumptive laboratory evidence. By these criteria, people with celiac diseases will be sickened by every exposure to wheat and other gluten foods. This is very uncommon and occurs in less than one percent of the general population.
Gluten Video and Article Series
In my series of videos and articles linked below, I present my broader view that the symptom-complexes of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are rooted in excessive bowel fermentation and mitochondrial dysfunction resulting from them.
Gluten Sensitiivity or Gut Fermentation With Leaky Gut State
Does Gluten Cause Dementia Part One
Leaky Mitochondrial Membrane State