When I started this website in 2012 I intended to summarize the most exciting and up-to-date research regarding Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity that I come across on on this page. That obviously didn’t happen due to time constraints. But, I have summarized a lot of the major research findings in my posts since 2012 and organized them by category below, so that you may read through and select the articles and topics that may interest you. Please bear in mind that the information included is up-to-date as of the date I posted it, not the current date. Thank you!

Breast Feeding and Infant Feeding:

Early Feeding and Risk of Celiac Disease in a Prospective Birth Cohort.”

Introducing Gluten to the Baby At-Risk for Celiac Disease.”

The Prevent CD Study.”



Carrageenan and Celiac Disease.



Celiac Disease and Endometriosis.”


Joint Pains/Arthritis/Arthralgias and Celiac:

“Celiac Disease can be a Pain in the Joint.”


Mast Cell Activation Syndrome:

“Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Madness.”


Neurologic Signs and Symptoms of Celiac Disease:

The Effects of Gluten on the Brain and Nervous System.”

My, Oh My, Peripheral Neuropathy.”

Gluten-Related Neurologic Symptoms in Children.


Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity:

Gluten Intolerance can actually be Subclinical Celiac Disease.

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity in Children.”

What Now? Wheat Sensitivity.

The Latest and Greatest on Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.”


Pediatric Celiac Disease:

“Celiac Disease in Children.”

“Should your Child be Screened for Celiac Disease?”

“Update on Celiac Disease Screening in Infants and Toddlers.”

“Gluten-Related Neurologic Symptoms in Children.”



“Potential” and “Latent” Celiac Disease:

Potential Celiac Disease.”

ICDS 2013: The Celiac Iceberg Revisited.”



Celiac Disease and Pregnancy.”

Let’s Talk about Celiac Disease and Infertility.”



Probiotics and Celiac Disease.


Risk Factors for the Development of Celiac Disease:

Risk Factors for Celiac Disease.”


Thyroid Problems and Celiac Disease:

“Celiac Disease and the Thyroid Gland.”


If you come across a topic that you’d like me to discuss, please make a suggestion. I have been itching to write about dermatitis herpetiformis for a while but keep getting writer’s block….

7 thoughts on “Research

  1. Jocelyn c.

    Have you come across any research about celiac disease and lymphoma? Or swollen lymph nodes? I would love more information on the link between the two diseases. Thanks so much

    1. Jess Post author

      Hi Jocelyn,
      I am not aware of any research linking celiac disease to swollen lymph nodes, but I will let you know if I come across anything. There is an association between celiac disease and gastrointestinal lymphoma, but this is usually when there is either longstanding undiagnosed celiac disease or refractory celiac disease (or continued gluten consumption by someone with celiac).

  2. Matthew

    Hi – your link “The Effects of Gluten on the Brain and Nervous System” doesn’t appear to be working – do you have the correct link to this article? My wife and kids are celiacs and recently my wife has been diagnosed with having optic neuritis & I am therefore interested to understand links between this form of neurological symptom and celiac disease. My wife exhibits a lot of other symptoms the last two years like numbness / tingling in hands and feet, brain fog, and she has had early menopause, etc. Almost two years ago she underwent an MRI test for MS due to the numbness / tingling, brain fog, with no evidence of abnormalities. She will undergo a second MRI due to the optic neuritis, to check the same – is there evidence of MS. My expectation is this will yield the same result as last time. She inherited celiac disease from her mother – who also has experienced lots of these symptoms – but was much later diagnosed – but who was told by doctors that she probably had MS. My biggest concern would be possible diagnosis of MS, or evidence of potential MS, which could be celiac related.

    That’s the background to my question.



    1. Jess Post author

      Hi Matthew,
      Thanks so much for writing. I just fixed the link so I hope that it works now.
      I have had VERY similar symptoms autoimmune symptoms to your wife (numbness/tingling, brain fog, and now early menopause). If you read my post called, “My, Oh My, Peripheral Neuropathy,” I write all about my experience with MS symptoms in 2012 that were actually all due to celiac disease.
      That being said, I have not experinced optic neuritis, nor am I aware of any case reports, articles etc. of optic neuritis being secondary to celiac. If I come across anything I will reply on here so you can see it.
      I hope that her MRI goes well. Please let her know that she can email me if she’d like at

  3. Allyson Clark


    I love your website and have really appreciated the research pages! I’ve had Celiac for 11 years now and was diagnosed when I was in high school and likely the only patient in my whole GPs office with Celiac… So needless to say he didn’t know much about how to help me cope with the disease. Have you come across any research about keeping a GF house and using GF cleaning/personal care products? I think I may be getting glutened by cross contamination and/or gluten in shampoo, etc. would love to hear your thoughts


    1. Jess Post author

      Hi Allyson,
      It’s really nice to meet you. You are so fortunate to have been diagnosed when you were so young.
      We had a shared GF/non-GF kitchen for my first 2 years after I was diagnosed, and despite being as careful as I could possibly be (separate toaster, dish rags, condiments, etc). I did experience neurological symptoms from cross-contamination (they totally disappeared when we took all gluten out of our home).
      I have opted to use GF hair products, face washes, hand lotion, and lipstick just to be on the safe side. I have some of the products I like and use under a different tab on this page.

  4. Allyson

    Thank you so much for the information. I think we are going to try for a GF house now too… too many symptoms that remain despite being GF for a long time!

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