What Caused This Woman’s Asthma and Iron Deficiency Anemia?

by Joanne

in Healing Testimonials

Alison has been a life-long asthma sufferer and in her twenties her health began to decline. By her thirties she had such severe iron deficiency anemia that the doctors feared cancer. She was finally diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune disease caused by proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley.

After Alison removed gluten from her diet, all her health problems disappeared and she was able to throw away her asthma inhaler. Her family has adopted her dietary changes and they also have reversed numerous physical ailments including autism.

In this interview Alison discusses her past health issues and the changes she experienced healing from celiac disease.


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Alison St. Sure was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2002. Most of her family lives gluten-free, including her husband and children. She has two daughters, one of whom has multiple food allergies. She started her blog Sure Foods Living to educate and raise awareness about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity and to help people with special diets. She is also the co-founder of the Gluten Intolerance Group of Marin (in CA), teaches Living Gluten-Free classes and does consulting for individuals and businesses.

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For those who fail to test positive for celiac, a genetic test is available which can reveal the level of your sensitivity or intolerance. I tested as having two genes for gluten intolerance, as opposed to one, after failing to test positive for celiac. The bowel test, which can be done simultaneously, also showed a casein problem. Sometimes the issue is casein rather than lactose.
If anyone is interested in pursuing this, here’s the information:

EnteroLab http://www.enterolab.com
Specialized Laboratory Analysis for Optimum Intestinal and Overall Health
Kenneth D. Fine, M.D.
Medical Director
10875 Plano Rd., Suite 123 Dallas, Texas 75238

Stay well,

Barbara D. Crone


Thanks so much for posting that, Barbara.


Thanks Barbara,
I recommend Enterolab all the time. I wish it was more accepted in the mainstream. Even some people who take the test don’t believe (or want to believe) the results because their doctor didn’t order the test for them. I personally do respect and believe Dr. Fine’s work.


I recommend Enterolab too.

I always felt good when I heard back, via email (or phone) from one of the main people on the staff there, a woman named Phyllis Zermeno. When you’re facing huge changes in your diet and life (even when it’s for the greater good), it’s great to have friendly support. Phyllis always answered my questions and made me feel better about what I was facing.

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