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Bugs for celiac disease

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It’s an immune disease that prevents people from eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. 
It’s also found in some hair and skin products as well as some toothpastes and lip balms. 
 It affects us in different ways.  
One person may have stomach pain, another diarrhea, and someone else irritability or even feelings of depression. 
The standard treatment is to consume a diet that is gluten-free. 
And this is where our gut bugs come in. Evidence shows that the bacteria in our intestines are involved in the effects of celiac disease.
People with active celiac disease may have an increased amount of bacteroides, E Coli, proteobacteria, and staphylococcus – specific types of bacteria species. 
They may also have a decreased amount of beneficial bacteria, like bifidobacterium and lactobacillus. 
Even when on a gluten-free diet, this gut bug imbalance can still persist. 
In fact, it’s possible that a gluten-free diet contributes to a gut bug imbalance. 
When healthy people were given a gluten-free diet, there was a decrease in some of the beneficial bacteria. 
Probiotics is a term used for dietary supplements and foods which contain beneficial bacteria. 
Lab experiments demonstrate that certain probiotics reduce inflammation and toxic effects, as well as restore gut membrane permeability that is otherwise disrupted with celiac disease.