I also have this sensitivity to gluten, as well as dairy, corn, and soy. I’ve known this for years, which is why neither I nor a very good naturopathic doc were unable to figure out for years that I had something going on behind the food sensitivities, and that by all indications is Lyme. Do you have any indications that Lyme can exacerbate food allergies? Mine seem to have worsened lately. For the first time ever. My father, my brother, and I, all have had bad bouts with Lyme disease, and were unaware of celiac before the advent of the disease. I’m not certain, but I don’t think my brother ever was officially diagnosed, but just went on a stict gluten-free diet. I don’t think any of us had the dramatic arthritis that can be associated with Lyme disease. I suffered long with Lyme disease, as I got it back in the 80’s, and my first ELISA was positive, but the western blot was equivocal, and based on that, they ruled it out. That was a couple of years after I first started complaining about fatigue, and brain fog, and the doctors found an elevated liver enzyme test, but since the liver biopsy found only granulomas, they never narrowed the diagnosis down from granulomotous hepatitis.
In our clinic, Institute for Specialized Medicine, we deal with various autoimmune diseases, including autoimmune diseases driven by gluten and those driven by chronic infections, for example chronic borreliosis also known as Lyme disease. Quite frequently, we see patients who have Lyme disease that can be affected by immunogenic foods, like gluten. Therefore, the issue of interconnection between Lyme disease and gluten sensitivity has been discussed numerous times with my patients. Because this is a very complex topic, for ease of understanding, I typically divide it into three sub-topics. The role of a gluten-free diet in therapy of Lyme disease. It is characterized by an abnormal immune response to gluten that leads to inflammation and tissue damage in the small intestine. Lyme disease, also known as borreliosis, is caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria often found in ticks. Lyme disease is currently the most common vector-borne infection in the USA, where its incidence has been rapidly increasing in recent years. The potential of Borrelia to cause a late onset of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity has come into focus of several research studies. Studies from the United States and Sweden have demonstrated some similarity with the geographic distribution of celiac disease and Lyme disease.
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