This guide is a small sample of the information that is available concerning celiac disease and other autoimmune diseases. Since there are over 100 autoimmune diseases, it was impossible to include all the current information for each autoimmune disease.

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Adelman, T., & Behrend, J. (2000). Special Foods for Special Kids. Practical Solutions & Great Recipes for Children with Food Allergies. Brandon, Or: Robert Reed Publishers.

Gottschall, E. (1994). Breaking the Vicious Disease. Journal of Attention Disorders. 10 (2), 200-204.

Gungor, S., (2013) Frequency of celiac disease in attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 56 (2), 211-214.

Niederhofer, H., & Pittschieler, K. (2006). A preliminary investigation of ADHD symptoms in persons with celiac disease. Journal of Attention Disorders. 10 (2): 200-204.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Lurie, Y., et al. (2008) Celiac disease diagnosed in the elderly. Journal of Clinical Gastoenterol, 42 (1), 59-61.

Makhlouf, S., et al. (2018). Cognitive impairment in celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity: Review of literature on the main cognitive impairments, the imaging and the effect of gluten free diet.
Acta Neurologica Belgica, 118 (1), 21-27.

Atteno, M., et al. (2013). The occurrence of lower limb enthesopathy in coeliac disease patients without clinical signs of articular involvement.
Rheumatology, 52(5), 893-897.

Podas, T., et al. (2007). Is rheumatoid arthritis a disease that starts in the intestine? A pilot study comparing an element diet with oral prednisolone. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 83 (976), 128-131.

Kero, J., et. al. (2001). Could TH1 and TH2 diseases coexist? Evaluation of asthma incidence in children with coeliac disease, type 1 diabetes, or rheumatoid arthritis: A register study. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 108 (5) 781-783.

Ludvigsson, J. F., et al. (2011). Celiac disease confers a 1.6 – fold increased risk of asthma. A nationwide population-based cohort study. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 127 (4), 1071-1073.

Calderoni, S., et al. (2016). Serological screening for celiac disease in 382 pre-schoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Italian Journal of Pediatrics, 42(1), 98.

Jepson, B. (2007). Changing the Course of Autism: A Scientific Approach for Parents and Physicians. Boulder, CO: First Sentient Publications.

Lewis, L. (1998). Special Diets for Special Kids: Understanding and Implementing Special Diets to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc.

Ludvigsson, J. F. et. al. (2013). A nationwide study of the association between celiac disease and the risk of autistic spectrum disorders. JAMA Psychiatry, 70(11), 1224-1230.

McCarthy, J. (2007). Louder than Words: A Mother’s Journey in Healing Autism. New York, NY: Penguin Books, Ltd.

Seroussi, K. (2014). Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. New York, NY: Simon and Shuster.

Autoimmune Disease
Fasano, A., & Shea-Donohue, T. (2005) Mechanisms of disease: The role of intestinal barrier function in the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal autoimmune diseases. Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenteroly and Hepatology, 2(9) 416-422.

Lerner, A., & Matthias, T. (2015). Changes in intestinal tight junction permeability associated with industrial food additives explain the rising incidence of autoimmune disease. Autoimmunity Reviews, 14 (6), 479-489.

Fasano, A. (2011) Zonulin and its regulation of intestinal barrier function: The biological door to inflammation, autoimmunity, and cancer. Physiological Reviews, 91(1), 151-175.

Celiac Disease
Fasano, A. (2009) Surprises from celiac disease. Scientific American. 301(2), 54-61.

Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Gottschall, E. (1994). Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health through Diet. Ontario, Canada: Kirkton Press.

Herfarth, H.H., et al. (2014). Prevalence of a gluten-free diet and improvement of clinical symptoms in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. 20 (7), 1194-1197

Matteoni, C. A., et al. (2001) Celiac disease is highly prevalent in lymphocytic colitis. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 32 (3), 225-227.

Zwolinska-Wcislo, M., et al. (2009). Frequency of celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome coexistance and its influence on the disease course. Prezelad Lekarski, 66(3) 126-129. (Article in Polish).

Lail, G., et al. (2016) Coexistence of celiac and crohn’s disease in a patient presenting with chronic diarrhea. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak, 26 (6), 536-538.

Busby, E., et al. (2018). Mood disorders and gluten: It’s not all in your mind! A systematic review with meta-analysis. Nutrients, 10 (11) pii : 1708.

Serena, G., et. al. (2015). The role of gluten in celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. Journal of Nutrients, 7 (9), 7143-7162.

Simmons, J.H., et. al. (2011). Celiac autoimmunity in children with type 1 diabetes: A two-year follow-up. The Journal of Pediatrics, 158 (2), 276-281.

Afshin, A., et al. (2019). Health effects of dietary risks in 195 countries, 1990-2017: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet, 393 (10184), 1958-1972.

Madzhidova, S., & Sedrakyan, L. (2019). The use of dietary interventions in pediatric patients. Pharmacy, 7(10), 1-13.

Consumer Dummies. (2015). Gluten-free for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Sturgeon, C., & Fasano, A. (2016). Zonulin, a regulator of epithelial and endothelial barrier functions, and its involvement in chronic inflammatory diseases. Tissue Barriers, 4(4).doi:10.1080/21688370.2016.1251384.

Pruimboom, L. & de Punder, K. (2015). The opioid effects of gluten exorphins: asymptomatic celiac disease. Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition, 33(24), and following.

Ludvigsson, J.F. et. al. (2012). Increased risk of epilepsy in biopsy-verified celiac disease: a population-based cohort study. Neurology, 78 (18), 14011407.

Isasi, C., et al. (2014). Fibromyalgia and non-celiac gluten sensitivity: A description with remission of fibromyalgia. Rheumatology International, 34(11), 1607-1612.doi: 10.1007/s00296-014-2990-6.

Gluten-Free Diet
Bhatia, B. K., et. al. (2014). Diet and psoriasis, part II: Celiac disease and role of a gluten-free diet. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 71(2), 350-358.

Kasarda, D.D. (2013). Can an increase in celiac disease be attributed to an increase in the gluten content of wheat as a consequence of wheat breeding. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 61 (6), 1155-1159

Sapone, A., et al. (2012). Spectrum of gluten-related disorders: consensus on new nomenclature and Classification. BMC Medicine, 10 (13) and following.

Infertility and Miscarriage
Choi, J.M., et al. (2011). Increased prevalence of celiac disease in patients with unexplained infertility in the United States: A prospective study. The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 56 (5-6), 199-203.

Zali, M.R., et al. (2011). Liver complications in celiac disease. Hepatitis Monthly,11(5), 333-341.

Ludvigsson, J.F., et al. (2012). Increased Risk of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in 29,000 Patients with Biopsy-verified Celiac Disease. The Journal of Rheumatology, 39(10), 1964-1970.

Catassi, C., et al. (2002). Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in celiac disease. JAMA, 287 (11), 1413-1419.

Mental Illness
Bressan, P., & Kramer, P. (2016) Bread and other edibles agents of mental disease. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10 130 and following.

Jackson, J.R., et al. (2012). Neurologic and psychiatric manifestations of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. The Psychiatric Quarterly, 83 (1), 91102.

Levinta, A., et. al. (2018). Use of a gluten-free diet in schizophrenia: A systematic review. Advances in Nutrition, 9(6), 824-832.

Ameghino, L., et al. (2019) Headache in patients with celiac disease and its response to the gluten-free diet. Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache, 33(3), 294-300.

Zis, P., et al. (2018). Headache associated with coeliac disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrients, 10(10), 445 and following.

Multiple Sclerosis
Sawyer, A., & Bachrack. J. (2007). The MS Recovery Diet: Take Control of Your Health, Change What You Eat, and Live Symptom-Free. New York, NY: Penguin Group.

Holick, M. (2012). The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problems. Indianapolis, Indiana, IN: Wiley Publishing

Krums, L., et al. (2018). Reproductive disorders, osteoporosis and secondary hyperparathyroidism with celiac disease. Teraperticheskii arkhiv, 90(10), 89-93.

Psoriasis and Eczema
Bhatia, B.K., et al. (2014) Diet and psoriasis, part II: celiac disease and role of a gluten-free diet. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,71(2), 350-358.

Ciacci, C., et al. (2015). The gluten-free diet and its current application in coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis. United European Gastroenterology Journal, 3(2), 121-135.


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Anania, C. et al. (2017). Immune response to vaccines in children with celiac disease. World Journal of Gastroenterology 23 (18), 3205-3213.

Opri, R., et al. (2015). Immune response to hepatitis B vaccine in patients with celiac disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics 11(12): 2800-2805.

Rostami, K., & Nejad, M.R. (2013). Vaccinations in celiac disease.
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 56(4), 341-342.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (1993). Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (AZIP): Use of Vaccines and Immune Globulins in Persons with Altered Immunocompetence. MMWR (42), (No. RR-4): {inclusive page numbers}.

Additional References

Hill, N. (2003). Think and Grow Rich. New York, NY: Penguin Group.

Osteen, J. (2004). Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living AT Your Full Potential. New York, NY: FaithWords Publishing.

Peale, N. (1952). The Power of Positive Thinking. New York, NY: Prentice Hall.

Shuller, R. (1984). Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! New York, NY: Bantam

Shuller, R. (1997). If It is Going to Be, It’s Up to Me: The Eight Proven Principles of Possibility Thinking. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.

Trezise, K., & Power, J. (2015). My Journey to an Organized Life : A Creative Road Map for Organizing Your Time, Space, and Finances. North Charleston, SC : Create Space.

Embry, A. (2012). The Tysabri Debacle. Retrieved March 24, 2012, from

National Women’s Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health.

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