The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) has a webinar coming up covering the various abnormal immune responses to the gluten protein. This latest webinar will take place on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 8:30 PM EST. More about the upcoming webinar:
The expanding spectrum of gluten-related disorders is a clear indication that the gluten protein can cause an immune response in bodily systems other than the small intestine. Interestingly, research has found that different gluten proteins are the source of the various abnormal immune responses. NFCA will review the current literature on the role of gluten in popular areas of interest such as schizophrenia, ataxia, autism and ADHD. Join NFCA as Armin Alaedini, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center presents the latest research in this field.
While we all know that many avoid gluten due to Celiac Disease, there are many people avoiding gluten for other medical reasons. I have an aunt that avoids gluten because doing so helps her arthritis feel better. I also have a very dear friend who avoids gluten because she has MS and her daughter has ADHD. My theory is, and has always been, if you feel better without gluten, don’t eat it.
This webinar, like all of them, is free of charge. All you need to do is register here and then follow the instructions you receive in the confirmation email. If you can’t attend, there will be a recording and slides on the NFCA archives page within 72 hours.