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Liver Cancer: Autoimmune Hepatic Liver, Sclerosing Cholangitis and Gluten

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is around the corner. My father died of liver cancer back in 1989 at age 72. I can’t help but think he might still be alive today approaching 100 (great longevity in his family) if I knew 40 years ago what I know today. Stunning research exists on a number of liver diseases that can resolve or get better if gluten is removed from the diet.

I got in touch with his doctor years later who thought dad had two of these diseases: autoimmune hepatic liver and sclerosing cholangitis.* But his illness began in the 1970s when celiac disease was barely heard of. Of course, his condition turned cancerous and he died at what I consider to be a young age.

Nearly 40 percent of children and adults with “fatty liver ‘transaminitis’ or hepatitis” who have barely any symptoms have liver issues that improve or resolve themselves on a GFD.** (Quote from Toxic Staple.)

If you know anyone with serious liver ailments or liver cancer (or most any serious condition, no kidding, at most any age, including children) please put them on to my website and book title. It is empowering, life-enhancing info that can be used in conjunction with their doctor. And I spell out testing info to share with doctors, so they’ll get enough tests to detect a problem with gluten. The last thing anyone needs is to test negative for celiac disease and be told they don’t have an issue with gluten when they really do. So bone up on the tests to ask for and even make a copy to bring to your doctor. And don’t be happy with a negative result on the blood tests until you do the stool testing.

If your dad, or anyone else, is unwell, please familiarize yourself with this life-transforming info and offer this very plausible alternative to ill health. Naturally, success with the GF lifestyle depends on being absolute with the diet, how severe the problem is, and other possible existing conditions, but incredible wellness may be found in following a GF lifestyle if intolerant to gluten or the progression of the disease may be halted in its tracks or improved. Early detection is very important to prevent more complications from celiac disease.

Check into Toxic Staple to read more about liver disease and gluten. You may be able to change the path of your ill health.

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*Barbero Villares, A., J. A. Moreno Monteagudo, R. Moreno Borque, and R. Moreno Otero. [Hepatic Involvement in Celiac Disease.] [In Spanish.] Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 31, no. 1 (2008): 25–28.

** Duggan, J. M. “Coeliac Disease: The Great Imitator.” Medical Journal of Australia 180, no. 10 (2004): 524–26.

Tom Brokaw’s Journey With Multiple Myeloma: Are Celiac Disease And Multiple Myeloma Linked?

I recently watched Dateline featuring Tom Brokaw and his journey with multiple myeloma (MM). Although there is little research linking MM to gluten and celiac disease some does exist. One study that I write about in my chapter, Gluten Indicted: “An Enhancer to Cancer,” questions whether MM is a “more severe form of gluten intolerance than celiac [disease].”*

As I have researched since 2004 I have found such cancer-related terminology as lymphoma, lymphatic, leukemia, leukemic, myeloproliferative, malignant, and more linked to gluten and celiac disease. Many blood and bone disorders are linked to gluten, and some of the cancers associated with celiac disease are throat/esophageal, stomach/ intestinal/colon, and many more.

I couldn’t believe the information on autoimmune hepatic liver and sclerosing cholangitis. These two diseases can resolve with a gluten-free lifestyle. My father died of liver cancer and it was thought by his doctor, much later after reading the stunning research, that he had these two disorders before they turned cancerous.

If you have cancer or know someone who does (doesn’t everyone?) it might be important to determine if they are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease. There is a catch 22, however! The test results for celiac disease (CD) might be affected by chemo and other heavy-duty drugs so the results might not be a true reading: if you tested negative you might really be positive. You need to request a panel of blood tests (the typical one may not be enough to detect intolerance), and if negative on the blood tests do your body a favor and do the specialized stool testing (Chapters 16 & 17).

If you have undetected celiac disease or gluten intolerance or don’t address a gluten issue with an absolute gluten-free lifestyle your body can become quite compromised over time. CD can affect any part of the body and can hugely affect your immune system. How can your immune system even begin to fight any cancer cells if it is drastically compromised? And where do those cancer cells come from anyway? Might it have something to do with all the inflammation from celiac disease or antibody reactivity? I strongly expect so!

If you have most any chronic health issue lingering for 2-3 months it would be important to detect whether or not you are gluten sensitive. Over 300 symptoms and maladies are linked to gluten….that doesn’t leave much to your imagination!

Some of the latest webinars** and presenting forward-thinking doctors are saying if you have a healthy gut you’ll never develop cancer or autoimmune diseases. You don’t have a healthy gut if you have undetected or unaddressed CD.

Many folks are diagnosed with a miserable, life-altering cancer without manifesting any symptoms. “But I’ve been healthy my whole life,” they say. Don’t wait for this most serious diagnosis to hit your family. Especially if you do have health issues. It could be time to look your symptoms and diseases/maladies square in the face. You may be able to turn your health around before something really traumatic consumes your life.

I’ve tried hard to reach out to some folks who have gone through cancer treatment or who have other serious life-threatening diseases, but most of them go to the best doctors (who never mention celiac or gluten) and they expect their doctors would know this vital information. But there is little being done to present conferences to educate all our doctors in all facets of medicine. It’s like banging your head against the wall. It will need to become a grassroots movement much deeper than the faddish movement folks are trying now. And it will take decades for all doctors to begin to understand the full implications of what gluten is doing to much of the human race, but the research is there.

Kindly share http://www.toxicstaple.com and this blog with your ailing family and friends.

*Juranić et al., “Antibodies Contained in “M” Component.”

**The Truth About Cancer, and The Autoimmune Summit