Celiac Disease and Genetics

Disclaimer: this information is not meant to treat, cure or diagnosis any condition. It is purely educational and informative information.

I am an accredited DNAlysis practitioner. Studying to become a practitioner was one of the most fascinating and interesting things I have done. I learned so much about the human body and the amazing intricate way it is designed to all work together in perfect harmony. But just like a tune, if one note is out, it can throw out the whole song.

Our DNA is like a tune, all the notes playing at the right time in the right order. But sometimes that tune gets a bit muddled and a note is missing, or added or even deleted. This changes the way the song sounds. In this instance, a missing, added or deleted gene changes the way our body works.

In Celiac Disease, the two main genes that are used as markers are part of the HLA class. (human leukocyte antigen) system. They are HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8. It is believed that Celiac Disease affects 1% of people worldwide.

In order for Celiac Disease to develop, the genes need to be activated or triggered. There are two other factors that come into play: the consumption of gluten and a stress factor.

The questions are: Why are the genes activated? How are they activated? What does it mean if you carry the genes? Will you develop Celiac Disease if you carry the genes? What does knowing you carry the genes mean for you? How do you get tested?

I have a presentation that answers all these questions.

You can take the short course here: Celiac Disease and Genetics

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