The Plague of the 20th century
                by Ron Hoggan

It has been demonstrated that gluten intolerance results in a minimal or
absent response of lymphocytes to the presence of malignant cells. While 
those with gluten intolerance are 40 to 100 times as likely to develop
malignant lymphomas, I am not aware of any work with respect to other cancers.
The literature is very clear, however, that all types of cancer are over-
represented in gluten intolerance.

Approximately 10% of those with diabetes mellitis have been demonstrated to
have celiac disease. Approximately 10% of those with celiac disease have 
been demonstrated to have diabetes mellitis. Some types of Lupus, Sjogren's
disease, and a number of other autoimmune diseases have been linked to 
celiac disease.

Neurological illnesses, some types of dementia, and several types of mental
illnesses, including schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, have been 
demonstrated to be alleviated by dietary exclusion of gluten.

There is good evidence that removal of gluten from the diet can also cause
normalization of high blood pressure, and arteriosclerosis.

Gluten is at the root of most of the ills of the twentieth century. We are 
paying scientists to develop increasingly glutinous hybrids of the offending
grains. Humankind may soon be impaled on the "staff of life"!