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Studies find tactics to prevent Celiac disease in newborns don’t work

In an effort to prevent Celiac disease in newborns with a family history, pediatricians have been advising mothers to introduce gluten-filled foods between four and seven months of age before the immune system fully developed.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Celiac disease is an auto-immune condition like type 1 diabetes, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.  It seems to me the best way to treat all of these is to turn down an overactive immune system to let the specific organ heal.  An anti-inflammatory diet would be a first good start.

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