Dr. Pastore covers the typical nutritional deficiencies the newly diagnosed celiac patient may experience, the mistakes practitioners make when attempting to correct these deficiencies, and what YOU can do to be your own health-care advocate.
He then explains why those with celiac diseases (following a gluten-free diet or not), or even those with a gluten intolerance are more at risk to pneumococcal infections such as bronchitis, sinusitis, meningitis, and sepsis and what you can do to prevent this.
Blood test names:
Vitamin D: 25-hydroxy vitamin D
Magnesium: Magnesium, RBC
Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA): EPA/DHA plasma & red blood cell membrane analysis
Zinc: Serum or plasma zinc concentration
Iron: Serum Iron & Transferrin & TIBC (total iron binding capacity)& UIBC (unsaturated iron-binding capacity) & Serum ferritin
Food sources for each vitamin/nutrient/mineral: