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From: Ron Hoggan
Date: Sun, 26 May 1996
Subject: tooth defects, bone minerals, etc

Here are some references:

  1. Maki, et. al. "Dental enamel defects in first-degree relatives of coeliac disease patients" LANCET, Vol. 337, pages 763-764, March 30, 1991.
  2. Ballinger, et. al. "Dental enamel defects in coeliac disease" LANCET vol. 343, pages 230-231, Jan. 22, 1994
  3. Mazure, et. al. "Bone Mineral Affection in Asymptomatic Adult Patients with Celiac Disease" THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol. 89, no. 12, page 2130-2134, 1994
  4. Marsh, Michael N. "Bone Disease and Gluten Sensitivity: Time to Act, to Treat, and To Prevent" THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY vol. 89, no. 12, pages 2105-2107, 1994.
There are, of course, many other references in the literature, that indicate that such symptoms are the result of not absorbing minerals, and the vitamins also necessary for metabolizing these minerals, as a result of the poorer absorption that is part of gluten intolerance. As my mother was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and then her blood demonstrated antigliadin antibodies at 40% above the normal range, I am inclined to think that her arthritic pain is also the result of gluten intolerance. Because this intolerance is a genetic ailment, and because I have gluten intolerance, my mother's medical profile is becoming rapidly clearer. I sincerely hope it is not too late to reverse some of the damage that gluten has done.

I should point out that my 24 year old daughter has had muscle pain since puberty. She was diagnosed with gluten intolerance last year, and she says that mineral and vitamin supplementation of much the same sort as outlined my Ms. Williamson is necessary for her continued comfort, in addition to the gluten-free diet.

I hope these references are helpful. If you need more, I can have a bunch for you by end of business tomorrow Mountain Daylight Time.

Best Wishes,
Ron Hoggan