Continuing with topics around Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Dr. Pastore discusses a condition that some diagnosed celiacs are still faced with - refractory celiac disease. He covers what it is, how it’s diagnosed, how common it is amongst diagnosed celiac disease patients, the signs and symptoms to look out for, causes, treatments, secondary food reactions and what to discuss with your physician.
Dr. Pastore covers a well-known, yet not well-understood diagnostic marker of celiac disease - tissue transglutaminase (TTG). He covers the function TTG plays as an enzyme, how TTG affects gluten and shares vital information about various TTG blood tests for those looking for a diagnosis, and for the diagnosed celiac wanting to monitor their progress.
May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month, and Dr. Pastore covers important and relevant information on all-things celiac disease including statistics, symptoms, the history of the disease and how to go about being diagnosed, as 83% of those with the disease are not.
Dr. Pastore answers questions asked by Lexie’s fitness training team around gut health, digestion, food intolerances, candida, h-pylori, probiotics, and gut microbiota.
Dr. Pastore discusses the vital role sleep plays in immunity, how lack of sleep and poor quality sleep can lower your immune system, sleep duration guidelines for optimal health and steps you can take to improve your sleep.