Dr. Robert Pastore, PhD, CNS

Celiac
Refractory Celiac Disease

Refractory Celiac Disease

Refractory celiac disease is identical to celiac disease except that in refractory celiac disease the patient is unresponsive to at least 1 year of treatment with a strict gluten free diet and they receive the diagnosis only after a thorough examination.

Testing for Celiac
Celiac

Tissue Transglutaminase

One excellent piece of evidence lies in what are known as antibodies toward an enzyme that can be specific in celiac disease known as anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (and they can be IgA and IgG).

Coronavirus
COVID-19

An Overview of Treatment Research for COVID-19

As for now (May 8th, 2020) there is no FDA or CDC recommended approved treatment for COVID-19. Patients are receiving lifesaving therapy and many doctors are using all they have at their disposal to save lives. This article presents just some of the treatment research for COVID-19 being pursued now.

Coronavirus
COVID-19

COVID-19 and Cytokine Storms

What is the reason why healthy people in addition to the elderly can succumb to COVID-19? One key reason is cytokine storm. The culmination of this “storm” is a massive immune system response that actually ends up negatively impacting normal pulmonary function, in some cases leading to death.

Celiac
Food Allergies
Lactose Intolerance

Lactose Intolerance and Celiac Disease

Those with celiac disease are at a much higher risk of also having a lactose intolerance. In a study by Ojetti in the journal Digestion back in 2005, 24% of subjects with lactase deficiency tested positive for celiac disease and lactose intolerance was the only symptom manifestation of celiac disease.

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