In the mid-2010s, the United States was inundated with people who were avoiding gluten like it was the plague. Gluten-free dining became the new trend in meal planning and dining. This fad lasted strong for 4-5 years and has fizzled away, clearing the path for Keto and Intermittent Fasting as the new dietary fad. But for some people, eating gluten-free was not a fad, it is a way of life.
These people have Celiac Disease, an immune system reaction to consuming gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. While a gluten-free diet is a healthy way to live, those who suffer from Celiac Disease will experience extreme discomfort and symptoms that include diarrhea, bloating, gas, pain in the abdomen and joints, bone fatigue and loss, even delayed puberty, if they ingest even the slightest amount of gluten. A single sip of a beer or one bite of a piece of toast will lead to a very bad day. Over time, the consumption of gluten can eat away at the lining of the small intestine, leading to severe malnutrition and other medical problems.
Celiac disease has a strong hereditary connection. It can develop at any age after someone first consumes gluten. So basically, from infancy, Celiac Disease can be a major complication in your life. For years doctors have tried to find the most effective way to treat Celiac Disease and its symptoms. When the symptoms are not treated properly, the long-term side effects of the disease can be fatal. It increases the risk of cardiac arrest, Type 1 Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and many, MANY more.
Currently, the only treatment for Celiac Disease is a strict lifelong gluten-free diet. Patients must avoid bread, beer, and any food product that contains wheat or barley. The team at ICR is convinced that there must be a better way. ICR is currently conducting a study with Celiac patients over the age of 18.
All the patients have lived a gluten-free lifestyle for at least 12 months without interruption. The study is a Proactive study that attempts to reduce intestinal inflammation and improve upon the severity of the symptoms brought on by the consumption of gluten. If you are over the age of 18 and are experiencing symptoms of Celiac Disease but not severe complications and would like more information on joining the study, please visit www.icrmd.com.