Rapid Global Increase of Celiac's Disease

More than 40% of the world population has a  genetic predisposition  to Celiac's disease. Celiac's is an autoimmune disease caused by ingesting gluten in many cereals, condiments and foods, medications, vitamins, some herbals, enhanced poultry and pork....The list of products is expanding, as more people are developing Celiac's in wheat eating countries, including Asians. Researchers warn of epidemic proportion as incidence increases. Gluten may not be listed on food labels. Many other grains and foods are grown in wheat, rye and barley fields and processed in the same facility as glutenous foods. 

Celiac's was discovered by a doctor in the 1940's.A tiny amount of gluten triggers an intense autoimmune inflammation and atrophy in the small intestine. Poor absorption of nutrients cause multiple deficiencies and diseases. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and fatigue are common. Celiac's can move to different locations in the abdomen.

A list of the most common diseases for people with Celiac's is: osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity,hypothyroid, Sjorgen's, liver ailments, cancer, infertility, anxiety/depression, irritable bowel, bleeding disorders, juvenile arthritis, anemia, autism, migraine, peripheral neuropathy, learning disabilities, Turner's and William's syndrome(missing genetic chromosome diseases).Since Celiac's is also genetic, occurrence can happen anytime during a lifetime. The incidence in children is alarming.

Researchers are experimenting with vaccines to reduce autoimmune inflammation and atrophy of the intestinal villi. To date , only a strict gluten free diet can help. There is no cure. The diet must be ongoing.

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Regulating Strontium in Drinking Water

Strontium is detected in 99% of U.S. drinking water. The present amounts raise concern in at least 7% of public drinking water. The Safe Drinking Water Act requires the E.P.A. to check unregulated contaminants of concern in drinking water every 5 years. The E.P.A. will make a decision about regulating Strontium levels in drinking water in 2015.

Strontium is a trace element that can replace calcium in the bones. It especially affects children, infants and adolescents. I am concerned for pregnant and lactating women also. Small levels of Strontium could affect mother's milk. Also the skeletal formation of fetus may also be adversely affected by Strontium levels. 

Recently, the E.P.A. has decided not to regulate 2 organophosphates in drinking water. They originate from pesticides. The E.P.A. estimates up to 10% of pesticides drift from their target during application. These and other pollutants of similar nature could easily land in our sources of drinking water. The E.P.A. has no regulatory government agency to over rule its decisions. Only the court system can over rule an E.P.A. mandate.

Concerned about contaminates in our drinking water? Contact an environmental agency lobbying the E.P.A. . They often collect funds to take the E.P.A. to court on our behalf. Or, you can always contact your state and national representatives who have contacts in Washington. Let them know your concerns. 

Questions? email Judy Griffin, PhD. at

Concerned about Strontium in your bones? Contact Judy Griffin about a trace mineral analysis consultation at 1800 4962125/ 817 293 5410

Source: Chemical and Engineering News: October 27 2014. 

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