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How Acne, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Eczema, Hives and other Dermatitis issues like DH commonly present in Celiac/or other GI patients is actually one of the 3 faces of Pellagra by the Celiac Posterboy

I never know where my blog post will lead me.  And this deserves its own separate blog and not just one post and who knows there might be more posts on this subject but I will start with one.

Now I pivot in my blog to talk about the Dermatitis’s of Pellagra.

And why I do not know the number (percentage) of Skin problems that occurs in Celiac’s or other GI problems I will for easy math assign them one third (1/3) each for each D of Pellagra. Though I think it has as much to do with the depth of the deficiency since all 3 D’s will present themselves in advanced Pellagra cases.

Just Google some images of Pellagra patients and almost all them will show with “rough/sour” skin conditions (see below for how Pellagra originally got its name)

Why more than one condition often exist in many GI patients like depression and dermatitis issues.

The doctor’s don’t often understand they have common origins today.

I will summarize quickly if this is the only blog post you read of mine.

Pellagra has 3 faces that often confuse doctors today but 75 years ago they were able to diagnose this disease with only 3 symptoms the D’s of Pellagra.

Dementia’s, Digestive Disorder and Dermatitis issues.  Are You starting to see a pattern here?

If it starts with a D then Pellagra a Niacin deficiency is involved. Quoting the Celiac Posterboy

These D’s a Celiac patient encounters are not the sign of several different diseases but one parent disease Pellagra with many children.

And brings me to the reason for my post today, I see this a lot and thought a post on why dermatitis issues presenting with GI problems are related and why doctor’s often don’t recognize these connections today was needed.

“You in the back of the class, yeah you reading this blog” Do any of you know what Pellagra means?

Probably not, I guess unless you know a little Italian or Latin.   When Pellagra first came on the scene as a diagnosable disease medicine was really just getting its start as science.

According to a quick search on wikipedia and Pellagra page pops up as a search result

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellagra

Quoting wikipedia “Pellagra was first described for its dermatological effect in Spain in 1735 by Gaspar Casal. He explained that the disease causes dermatitis in exposed skin areas such as hands, feet and neck and that the origin of the disease is poor diet and atmospheric influences.[24] His work published in 1762 by his friend Juan Sevillano was titled ‘Historia Natural y Medicina del Principado de Asturias’ or Natural and Medical History of the Principality of Asturias (1762). This led to the disease being known as “Asturian leprosy”, and it is recognized as the first modern pathological description of a syndrome.[25] It was an endemic disease in northern Italy, where it was named pelle agra (pelle = skin; agra = sour) by Francesco Frapolli of Milan.[26] With pellagra affecting over 100,000 people in Italy by the 1880s, debates raged as to how to classify the disease (as a form of scurvy, elephantiasis or as something new), and over its causation.”

Pellagra was first diagnosed as a SKIN disease, Class.  I bet none of you knew that – that your “rough/sour skin” was diagnosed as a disease 250+ years ago and cured by a Vitamin 75+years ago yet still doctors’ today struggle with diagnosing it today as a Niacin deficiency.

Continuing the Wikipedia citation “ Pellagra was studied mostly in Europe until the late 19th century when it became an epidemic especially in the southern United States.[29] In the early 1900s, pellagra reached epidemic proportions in the American South. Between 1906 and 1940 more than 3 million Americans were affected by pellagra with more than 100,000 deaths, yet the epidemic resolved itself right after dietary niacin fortification.[30]”

The point is not to make you Pellagra experts here but to educate.

Let’s look at the last sentence in this wikipedia citation “Between 1906 and 1940 more than 3 million Americans were affected by Pellagra with more than 100,000 deaths, yet the epidemic resolved itself right after dietary niacin fortification.”

YET the ( Rosacea, Psoriasis, Eczema my words) ie, Pellagra epidemic resolved itself right after dietary niacin fortification.

Just take a look at images on Google when you google for Pellagra link provided for easy viewing

https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1119&bih=929&q=pellagra&oq=pellagra&gs_l=img.3..0l10.2591.7312.0.7687.19.13.5.1.1.0.177.986.11j2.13.0….0…1ac.1.64.img..0.17.981.wck_t2labBE

And you wonder how they could ever forget?  That Pellagra means rough skin.

Did you now a Vitamin could help your Acne?  Well it can the way it did 75+ years ago when it first discovered.

It is often one of the early signs of someone with undiagnosed Pellagra today.  I see it a lot and why I am writing about it today.  I give them my card “How to Fight Gluten/GERD and Win or How the Doctor’s Almost Killed Me” but people never make the connection.

They look at me with a blank stare on their face not realizing that even something as simple as a Vitamin can help their inflamed skin.

Yes Acne is inflammation and Vitamin B-3 in the Niacinamide form when put into someone’s face cream often helps people with Acne.  At my local vitamin store Niacinamide is on standing orders from the local Dr.’s of Dermatitis because they know it helps 10 to 15 percent better than prescription medicine.

They don’t recognize it as Pellagra mind YOU they just know it helps.

See this link about why this is so http://blogs.creighton.edu/heaney/2013/11/18/pellagra-and-the-four-ds/

Where quoting Dr. Heaney he correctly states “it is doubtful today that most health professionals would not recognize it (Pellagra) if a case happened to come to their attention” Today!

Pellagra is not a disease of the past as Dr. Heaney say but a disease that is not diagnosed today!

And often diagnosed as Dermatitis issues instead! Like acne, Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis etc.

Not to mention the Dementia’s of Pellagra see this link where I talk about it

http://celiacposterboy.tumblr.com/post/151768076419/3-headed-pellagra-and-its-many-faces-and-why-gi

Or IBS, Heartburn/GERD, Constipation and Diarrhea etc of NCGS /Celiac disease.

And why I am trying to educate people of this fact. For as I am fond of saying “To Educate is to Free Truly” see this blog post where I talk the importance of education of this fact.

https://celiacposterboy.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/to-educates-is-to-free/

Why is this possible?  What is the connection and how can one Vitamin be responsible for so much misery and suffering? When we are dependent on it? It begins to make a lot more sense.

Well we all need energy to survive no doubt we would agree.  Niacinamide plays a special role in the Mitochondria of every Cell in our body to make energy.

This is most pronounced in area where there is high cell division.  Think the energy needed for pregnancy/to have a child.  And the cell division that goes on when we are constantly replacing (shedding) old skin and replacing it with new skin and you begin to see how this could affect so many body systems/organs in the body.

Note: This is the same reason pregnant people get Acne and develop heartburn late in the pregnancy.

Webmd says as many as 1 in 2 ladies will get Acne during their pregnancy.

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-during-pregnancy-treatments-causes#1

And new research has linked Eczema in babies to a Niacin deficiency in the mother before birth.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160923092924.htm

Yet they don’t know you have become low in a Vitamin due to your high stress (energy) needs.

The same is so for the GI system.  Our body replaces the mucus linings of our stomach approximately once a quarter or every 3 to 4 months.
I talk about why this so in this blog post by the Celiac Posterboy linked here

https://celiacposterboy.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/gestational-pellagra-how-to-now-if-you-have-it-and-reverse-its-effect-the-case-of-gerd-in-pregnant-women-and-why-it-is-commonly-confused-today-for-heartburn-instead-of-sub-clinical-pellagra/

Heartburn/GERD in pregnant people really is Gestational Pellagra and the Doctor’s haven’t understood the increased need by your bodies for Niacinamide when we are stressed by pregnancy.  And they need more Niacinamide to make the energy necessary to prevent the destruction of the lining of the stomach and skin layers.

The replacement of these cells (epithelial) according to the Oxford University Press definition

“relating to or denoting the thin tissue forming the outer layer of a body’s surface and lining the alimentary canal and other hollow structures: ie “the epithelial cells lining the gut” ·

The stomach can be a harsh place so these cells are constantly replacing themselves as well as the tough outer layer of epidermis which takes the brunt of the damage for your body because they are the first layer of tissues (skin) etc that invaders/bacteria, viruses etc come in contact with.

So without knowing it your body is constantly using a lot of energy to maintain itself.  This constant energy drain on our system can make us low in time (usually 3 to 4 months) the exact time/amount you can store Niacinamide in our liver.

When you get below a critical level you can no longer maintain or repair the lining of the stomach or your skin and it breaks down and you develop acne, psoriasis and other dermatitis issues etc.

So if you want to get rid of your sour/rough skin ie Pellagra then topically apply some Niacinamide to work from the outside in (hydrating) and the inside out (rebuilding) your epithelial layers (skin and GI linings) so it can continue to protect you.

And once repaired your skin condition should get better.

In case this is the only post you read I will repeat here for knowledge sakes ****** the number one mistake people make when taking Niacinamide is they don’t take it long enough.  It should as I have said elsewhere in this blog it should be taken UNTIL you are burping and I might add burping without bloating and your stool begins to SINK where it probably floats now.  Most people will burp when taking Niacinamide in 4 to 5 months or less taking it 3/daily — ie with each meal.

It takes 4 to 6 months to overcome your dependency on this Vitamin for your epithelial layers (GI lining/tissue/Skin/epidermis) to heal itself. And maybe longer depending on how deficient you are but these should be expected outcomes for most people who try both a topical treatment of Niacinamide in their skin lotions and oral in gestation by pill/capsule.

What is the sign that your body is healing from the inside out.  From the outside in you will see improved dermatitis conditions like better acne control probably in the first few months.  From the inside out once your GI is healed itself because it has enough Niacinamide to repair itself you will begin BURPING for the first time in years if ever depending on how long you have had your deficiency.

This should be an/your “Aha” moment when your skin flare ups begin to go into remission because if it is able to repair the Mucus lining of the stomach it is able to do the same to the epithelial cell/layers of your epidermis/skin/acne/Rosacea, Psoriasis etc.

I could write more but this is enough to give you the tools needed to help yourself.  You now know enough to change.  I don’t know if you will only you can decide that for yourself but I routinely help my friends who will listen with Acne usually when they are stressed who no longer need expensive medicine’s that they need to continue to take year after year.

Amazed that something soooo simple as a Vitamin has helped them control their Acne/ inflammation that always seems to “break out” at the worst times.  When they are stressed out their Acne always seems to get worse (or have eaten a lot of gluten triggering an auto immune reaction in their body triggering inflammation).

Well if you want to put the “brake outs” in time out then take the Niacinamide Challenge by Celiac Posterboy

https://celiacposterboy.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/the-niacin-niacinamide-challenge/  and see for yourself if in 6 months your Acne is not in permanent time out?

You will only know if you are willing to try it.  What have you got to lose the Dermatologist already uses it with his patients topically.

But it keeps coming back because you are not supplementing with it orally.

Heal you skin from the inside out and it won’t/shouldn’t come back.

It takes 4 to 6 months to overcome your dependency on this Vitamin for your mucus membranes (GI lining/skin epidermis/acne) to heal itself.   (These are meant to be conservative times you might experience relief before this time but do not stop taking the Vitamin for at least 6 months because you need a reserve against future stresses/trauma).

Once repaired you can maintain them barring some future stress/trauma depleting your reserves at which time Heartburn/GERD/IBS, Acne, symptoms will return and you will lose your burp again.

And the cycle repeats and the Pellagra symptoms come back with a vengeance.

Remember **** This is not medical advice and should not be considered such. Results may vary. Always consult your doctor before making any changes to your regimen.

By The Celiac Posterboy who writes/blogs about the digestive disorders that Pellagra causes today often presenting as other diseases such as GERD, IBS, UC, Chrons or other GI problems and even NCGS and in Time Celiac Disease. And now the other D’s of Pellagra like Depression and Dermatitis issues like Acne, and Psoriasis.

Yes I have written a book on the GI problems of Pellagra aka Celiac disease today but you needn’t buy the book just read my blog and tell others when you are better is all I ask.

Search for it if you are interested by using the below key words or don’t that is ok too just tell other Starfish (fellow sufferer’s)

https://celiacposterboy.wordpress.com/2015/12/28/are-you-a-starfish-part-2-of-a-former-sufferers-journey/ like yourself that need to hear that when we get the correct diagnosis there is “hope for those still searching”.

Get the correct diagnosis and you get better! Praise bee to God!

THEN tell others is all I ask – however that is (post on facebook, twitter, comment on my blog,  post it on you tumblr account, email a friend this link or link this blog to yours, or review my book on Amazon when you are BURPING for the first time in years or (EVER) – tell a friend about this blog or my book is all I ask but don’t let the chain break with you.

Or your Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema and//or other GI problems are better than they have been in years and years and Acne is in permanent time out and your “skin” flares have gone away even though you still eat your trigger foods.

There a lot of starfish (sufferers’) who STILL need help and haven’t heard because the doctor’s don’t see Pellagra anymore even when it is staring back (Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema etc.) at them in your faces.

As always search for the “Celiac Posterboy” or “Celiac Poster boy” or “Fight Gluten Win” or “Fight GERD Win” if you want to read all my blog posts for as I have said elsewhere in this blog and it bears repeating “To Educate is to Free” Truly.

The Celiac Posterboy by the Grace of God,

2 Corinthians (KJV) 1:3,4  3) “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4) who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble (starfish), by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

2 Timothy 2: 7 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things” this included.

Joe “Rock” Pen Name

Open Letter to the many GI sufferers etc. Like IBS, UC and other GI diseases like Infant Heartburn (GERD) that grows into (in time) to IBS, UC, Chron’s and NCGS or Celiac disease in time — Look Beyond these symptom’s to the parent disease – Pellagra.

Open Letter to the many GI Sufferers etc. Like IBS, UC and other GI diseases like Infant Heartburn (GERD) that grows into IBS, UC, or Chron’s and NCGS or Celiac Disease in time – Look Beyond these symptom’s to the parent disease – Pellagra.

I have written a similar open letter before to the “Gluten Intolerant” but wanted to update it now to include the other GI problems that develop in time.  Because as I am fond of saying To Educate is to Free

Since I have now updated my ebook on Amazon with many more chapters that may help explain this parent/child/infant relationship bound by time.

It should be noted there are formatting issues with this version because I have no organization to help me do better.  Please do not be put off by the formatting.  It looked fine in the version I loaded to Amazon.  Without loading it multiple times I do not know how to correct this when the e-version I loaded looked visually fine.  It has almost an additional 100 pages not included in the original e-book “How to Fight Gluten/GERD and Win or How the Doctor’s Almost Killed Me.” This is how I would write it now if and when I self-print another copy to give to friends but until then .  . . you can download it now.

The advantage of downloading the e-book is you get “all in one place” the experience of someone who has learned for himself (God being his help 2 Timothy 2: 7 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things” this included) and all the knowledge I have absorbed in 10 years of researching this topic for myself (God being my help) how I discovered this forgotten medical fact after 4 years  of research (see below) and have been helping people for over 6 years (those who will listen) and who better to learn from than someone who has done it himself and not only for himself but 1,000s of his friend too!

In this ebook you get the benefit of not only my first 4 years of research but the 6 additional years I have done since then counting for 10 years of experience and research.

New chapters like Why and How ****** is (often) Confused with Celiac Disease or the Chapter about how When Medical Myth becomes Medical Fact People suffer unnecessarily; The Case of Mistaken Identity How ****** now thought to be rare became known as Celiac Disease – A White Paper

Notice this is not only a new chapter in the book but a White Paper.  Quoting wikipedia

“A white paper is an authoritative report or guide that informs readers concisely about a complex issue and presents the issuing body’s philosophy on the matter. It is meant to help readers understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision.”

By reading the ebooks new chapters I think you will be convinced yourself that in layman terms (I am not a professional, I am self-taught) that like another new chapter in the book

********  A Nutritional   Deficiency Disorder 50+ years ago is commonly (mis) diagnosed as Celiac/NCGS and/or other GI problems like GERD, IBS etc; A differential Diagnosis

A differential diagnosis is one of  the best standard of medicine rarely practiced today and how specialists decide between competing diseases like UC or Chron’s or IBS or Celiac Disease and if I am right Co-Morbid Pellagra now forgotten for 75+ years since the “War on Pellagra” is now over according to medical professionals’ but sadly the battle rages on for at least the 60 Million American’s alone who get (Infant) Heartburn  once a month not counting the heartburn that grows up to be IBS, UC, Chron’s or Celiac disease.

See link below from Creighton University that mention’s this medical fact.  Pellagra is not a disease of TODAY.  Celiac is the disease of Choice today!  But in 58% of those diagnosed with Celiac TODAY 58% are Co-Morbid with Pellagra as I was and most ALL my friends because they ALL get better when they take the Niacinamide.

I now it works. I have seen it work for too many people. And I believe it can/could work for you too!  See end of this blog posts and my doctor does too.  He now uses this method in his practice with great success!  And it can work for you too!  Lord willing if you do as I suggest and take Niacinamide 3/day for 6 months (see below).

I now describe my Celiac Posterboy blog as a “Former Celiac sufferer who blogs about digestive disorders that Co-Morbid Pellagra causes often presenting as other GI diseases like IBS, UC, Chons, NCGS and GERD”

This IS NOT medical advice only my personal experience of how through deep research (and the Grace of God) after 4 years of study I found what the doctors have always known but overlook in treating the many symptoms of Celiac Disease. The true cause as recorded in medical textbooks the world over the cause of 90+ percent of Digestive disorders is because of one Vitamin Deficiency/Dependency.

This ebook (and Celiac Posterboy blog) is about that ONE nutrient/vitamin/mineral that is lacking and the causative agent for most Digestive Disorder(s) presenting as the Iceberg Disease(s) of Gluten Insensitivity aka Celiac Disease in its most advanced stage (with enough time).

When Celiac Disease points it head out of the water 20+ symptoms (known as associated diseases) have already presented themselves in various malady’s. When only 3 symptoms  where need 75 years ago to diagnose the condition once considered cured but is rampant in today’s society because we are more STRESSED than ever.

Digestive disorders, dermatitis syndromes, and dementia disorders – known then as Pellagra 75+ years ago but now is known mostly as various GI diseases depending on how long or low you are in Pellagra Preventive Factor as it was called in the day.

We will not count the 4th D of death if you are reading this blog.

Explained here well http://blogs.creighton.edu/heaney/2013/11/18/pellagra-and-the-four-ds/

To quote Dr. Heaney a Past Professor of Medicine at Creighton University “2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the war on Pellagra, a war that lasted nearly 25 of those years before victory could finally be declared. You have not heard of the war on Pellagra? The celebration is not on your calendar? You’re not alone.”

Read it (the ebook  “How to Fight Gluten and Win or How the Doctor’s Almost Killed Me”)  for yourself and help yourself as I have myself when you understand what the doctors have not. Remission is possible!

I have been in remission now for 6+ years after suffering 35+ years.

The Celiac Posterboy is a fellow (now former) sufferer who seeks digestive harmony for the 60 million sufferers of heartburn once a month the way he has found it for himself. Read the Celiac Posterboy’s’ e-book on Amazon.com Key Words “Fight Gluten Win” or “Celiac Posterboy” or “Fight GERD Win” and learn like he has how to put your NCGS/GERD/Heartburn/IBS, frequent diarrhea and constipation  in remission.

Epigenetics has been discovered as the cause for Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) and Celiac disease when NCGS in time grows up to become your Celiac Diagnosis.

Learn how Lifestyle (STRESS) is a risk factor for Celiac Disease.

https://celiacposterboy.wordpress.com/2015/12/18/lifestyle-is-risk-factor-for-celiac-disease/

Quoting an article that appears on Celiac.com

http://www.celiac.com/articles/24166/1/Could-Changing-Gut-Bacteria-Prevent-Celiac-Disease/Page1.html

“According to Dr. Decker Butzner, a Calgary-based pediatric gastroenterologist, there are another triggering factor which we’ve never understood…[t]here is an environmental trigger.“ i,e.  STRESS

Have you been stressed of late?  Stress is said to kill you well it also maims you.  NCGS is that maiming of people who have eaten wheat without resetting their stress clock.

Find out how you can reset your stress clock. The Celiac Posterboy has learned how to manage the stress from wheat gluten.

The Celiac Posterboy is now stress free from gluten. He no longer has digestive upset no longer suffering the NCGS/GERD/Heartburn GI symptoms he had for over 35+ years.   If only more people knew the Celiac Posterboy’s discovery of how to reset one’s stress clock in the body. Digestive stress would/could be a thing of the past.

Join his friends who no longer suffer from heartburn, gas, constipation, diarrhea, IBS , UC, Chron’s and Ulcer’s etc. of NCGS/GERD. You too can be in remission in as little as six months if you follow this ground breaking discovery hidden in medical text books now brought to light about how to manage digestive stress.

When he (God being his help) rediscovered Pellagra as a disease of TODAY now often Diagnosed as Celiac disease instead of one conquered 75+ years ago as the doctors teach.

Learn for yourself go to Amazon.com and down load the Celiac Posterboy’s e-book “How to Fight Gluten and Win” or “How to Fight GERD and Win” and you too can put the stress of NCGS/GERD/Heartburn/IBS and other GI digestive symptoms in your past.

A brief history: I began writing the book “How to Fight Gluten and Win” over 5+ years ago after being able to eat gluten again after being Gluten Free for 4 years and suffering 35+ years before I received a diagnosis.

So now I speak about it freely and blog about it regularly with only modest success and why I am updating my ebook to include more chapters to better explain how Pellagra is often confused for many GI issues up to and including Celiac Disease in time – usually 10 years or more.

Fellow sufferer’s good luck and God speed on your journey to become a former sufferer’s Praise BEE to God!

To everyone who buys this book. May you be blessed to know you have not suffered alone and God has heard your cry!

*** This is not medical advice and should not be considered such. Results may vary. Always consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet or your prescribed medical regimen.

After 4 years of research and 6 years of GI symptom remission I am convinced more than ever that 90+ percent of the most common GERD/Gluten issues are related to sub-clinical presentation of Pellagra unrecognized in a clinical setting.

So much so that I have or will soon have self-printed and given away a 1,000+ books and counting to fellow sufferers that they may become former suffers like myself.

As I say in the foreword to my book “How to Fight Gluten and Win” the Bee’s (Hive) story

“This book/blog is just that storehouse of knowledge learned from life experiences.  The book’s author has been stung so you don’t have to be.

Learn from my mistakes.

No man is so dumb as the man who won’t learn from other people’s mistakes.

Take as much honey (knowledge) as you can from my mistakes so bad health will not sting your quality of life.

Feel free to ladle and dollop your life with the sweet stickiness of the truth found inside.  For honey like truth stick to you once in contact and you can’t just wash it away.”

This blog is about my struggle to reach people yet only about 10 percent believe and are helped when they read these things though 95+ percent are helped when they treat their Pellagra symptoms with Niacinamide taking it 3 times/daily for 4 to 6 months.

Education (this blog) is about raising the conversion rate so people don’t have to suffer any longer.

I will go on telling those who will listen. How can they hear if no one tells’ them?

Tell others about this blog and this ebook if you decide to buy one for yourself or tell other’s If it helps you.

Take the Niacinamide and get/be better in 6 months (begin BURPING) for the first time in years IF EVER.

No one seems to believe (or at least not many) becoming deficient in (a) vitamin or vitamin(s)/minerals will/can make us sick.

What a novel concept. You would not think I would need to write a blog/book to tell people that!

Maybe it is not true in your case. But you won’t know if you don’t try The Niacinamide Challenge

All I know it has been true in my life! and Hundreds’ and hundreds’ of my friends.

Thanks bee to God who helped me to see these things.

2 Corinthians (KJV) 1:3,4 3) “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4) who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble (starfish), by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

Tell someone (share) is all I ask http://celiacposterboy.tumblr.com/post/130784831849/are-you-a-starfish-part-2-of-a-former Sufferer’s Journey tell others is all I ask – however that is (facebook, twitter, comment on my blog, email a friend this link or link this blog to yours, reblog on your site (cite your source) or review my book on Amazon when you are BURPING for the first time in years or (EVER) – tell a friend about this blog or my book “How to Gluten/GERD and Win” is all I ask but don’t let the chain break with you. There a lot of starfish (sufferers’) who need help.

I always say the number one mistake people make with Niacinamide is not taking it long enough (3 to 6 months 3/day in divided doses) but now I am going to amend that.  The number one mistake people make with GI problems is the mistake of not taking the Vitamin in the first place.  The 2nd biggest mistake is they don’t take it long enough!

As always search for the “Celiac Posterboy” or “Celiac Poster boy” or “Fight Gluten Win” or “Fight GERD Win” if you want to read all my blog posts for as I have said elsewhere in this blog and it bears repeating “To Educate is to Free” Truly.

See my Celiac Posterboy WordPress blog entry To Educate is to Free Part Two: A Physician’s Guide

If you want to try and educate your doctor and think he will listen.

*** This is not medical advice and should not be considered such. Results may vary. Always consult your doctor before making any changes to your medical regimen.

But mine has taken The Niacinamide Challenge and his digestive/GI problems are in remission.  And his difficult to help/treat patients who don’t respond to “popular” medicine’s like Linzess etc. are better. And have stopped the medicine because their symptoms are in remission.

They (drugs) are popular because they have drug companies who have the money to advertise them.

I do not.  I do not have a Unique Selling Position (USP).

Nor do Vitamins these days!

You don’t have to take “my Vitamins”.  I don’t sell Vitamins.  But you do have to take the correct one to get better from the correct diagnosis.

No body profits if you get better in 6 months or a year and you no longer need the Vitamin!

See the link  Who’s Afraid of a Vitamin? where I discuss this in more detail.

I usually end up giving Niacinamide away and often they give it back instead.

Such is the fear of Vitamins these days.

You hear often “you” the average person doesn’t need to take a Vitamin but if you are reading this blog you are not average.  People with Celiac disease and other GI problems are known to be low in a range of Vitamins.

But still people are afraid to take a water soluble Vitamin that is known to help digestion problems.

Are you Afraid of a Vitamin? You needn’t bee! Praise bee to God!

2 Timothy 2: 7 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things” this included.

The Celiac Posterboy by God’s Grace!

Joe “Rock” Pen Name

How Pellagra is (often) Confused with many GI diseases like UC, GERD, IBS, Chrons, NCGS and even Celiac Disease or other Digestive Problems in its late stages Part 2; The Science of Pellagra a Hidden Epidemic in the 21st Century

Why and How Pellagra is (often) Confused with Celiac Disease and/or Digestive Problems Part 2; The Science of Pellagra a Hidden Epidemic in the 21st Century

When I was gluten intolerant following a Gluten Free diet religiously and newly diagnosed as a Celiac I began studying to see if there was a “cure” for this disease.

About 4 years into my study of Celiac disease I begin to match up/cross reference symptoms of Low Stomach acid – Hypochlorhydria. It seemed obvious my symptoms were the same.

It was on that day the seed was planted on the book “How to Fight Gluten/GERD and Win”. It would take another year before I had the courage of my conviction to actually try gluten again knowing the five alarm bathroom visit I would set off if I was wrong . . . but the research was clear the doctor’s had the wrong disease.

So with faith in myself and God that He had led me to this wisdom (2 Timothy 2:7) I began my journey back to peace with Gluten and GI health I had not known in over three decades. And after a year of being able to eat gluten again (no accident poisoning’s when dining out) and an occasional cheating with gluten – my mortal enemy I began to write my opus “How to Fight Gluten/GERD and Win”.

That was ten years ago and I haven’t looked back.  I have been eating gluten again with no constipation, diarrhea, IBS, GERD, gas, bloating, distension or GI pain in 5+ years.

See this blog post where I talk about how I obtained Gluten Independence if you want to know more about the Celiac Posterboy’s Story

https://celiacposterboy.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/gluten-independence-or-the-5th-anniversary-of-a-ncgsibsceliacheartburngerd-sufferer-eating-gluten-again-a-former-sufferers-story/

Someone who I was explaining this too (or trying to explain this to) asked me but “why does this happen” and I didn’t have an answer for them.

So that set me off again. If I could figure out by God’s Grace why this was happening then imagine all the suffering that could be avoided by people?

Well after much study and the Grace of God – I did. STRESS!

What happens when we are stressed – we burn energy and a lot of it? Fight or Flight right?

All this fighting takes energy and lots of it to survive the body takes our energy reserves from other parts’ of the body when it does this too much or too often over a 3 to 4 month period our body becomes STRESSED out.

This is the same amount of time our body can store B Vitamins usually in the Liver. Is there anything we can do to help with this STRESS we are experiencing or is it hopeless.

No it/we are not helpless or hopeless if we will supplement (or feed our cravings) of the missing ingredient/nutrient then we can meet our need and remission from too much stress is obtained. Hence the Niacinamide Challenge I have mentioned elsewhere in this blog.

How do we know this? We can’t for sure unless we are willing to take the missing nutrient according to Prousky “a vitamin B3 deficiency occurs when the intake of the vitamin is below a known minimal amount that guards against pellagra. A vitamin B3 dependency occurs when there is an increased metabolic need for the vitamin requiring treatment with megadose amounts”.

A deficiency is why we enrich/fortify are bread with Niacin our milk with Vitamin D and our salt with Iodine. A dependency is when are bodies don’t function properly due to high stress levels requiring high or increased metabolic need as quoted by Prousky above.

What does this look like in human beings?

If one is critically low in Niacin the 3 D’s of Pellagra (Dementias, Dermatitis’s, and Digestive Issues) show up.

As cited in the International Journal of Celia Disease http://pubs.sciepub.com/ijcd/3/1/5/ from the article “Two Exceptional Complications Revealing Celiac Pellagra and Ischemic Cardiomyopathy … “pellagra is essentially affecting tissues with a high rate of cell turnover, such as the digestive tract and the skin, and tissues with high energy needs, such as the brain”.

Now if the symptoms’ are similar it is easy to confuse one disease for the other and if not well understood they might be considered “exceptional” or, i.e., not well understood.

How do we know this? The same Journal of Celiac in another issue entitled Celiac Disease Intestinal Heart and Skin Interconnections http://pubs.sciepub.com/ijcd/3/1/6/ when listing common aspects of both diseases’ says and I quote “The two diseases can be connected in two aspects. 58% of pellagra patients were shown to have malabsorption and many had intestinal pathology on biopsies [36, 37]. Alternatively, Pellagra was described in CD.”

Not only did/does the Journal of Celiac cite common symptom’s 58 percent of the time in Celiac and Pellagra but they also cite that Pellagra has been described in a Celiac Disease diagnosis.

I would argue that it should be the other way around if the majority (58 Percent) of the time Pellagra symptoms are described in a Celiac diagnosis it stands to reason that medical science is identifying the wrong disease.

I ask again if you have the wrong disease would you get better!

See earlier post  https://celiacposterboy.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/is-non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity-andor-celiac-disease-really-pellagra-in-disguise-in-the-21st-century-2/

Why is this? Or how is this possible?

The International Journal of Celiac Disease muses on this point too? when discussing the “exceptional” (not well understood) reason why Pellagra shows up in a Celiac Diagnosis. They say “Little progress has been made in our knowledge of pellagra . . . since Goldberger discovered that nicotinamide was a preventive factor in 1926” of Pellagra.

Continuing the citation “Proof of this is that there have been no changes’ in treatment or diagnostic criteria in the last 90 years” for Pellagra. As the International Journal of Celiac Disease summarizes this case of “Exceptional Complications Revealing Celiac Disease and Pellagra “illustrates . . . rare (I would say common) complication revealing celiac disease”.

Because it is not YET well understood that 58 percent of Celiac patients are Co-Morbid with Pellagra. Common enough I believe to declare Pellagra as the Parent disease and the subsequent Celiac patient the child meaning every one (95 plus percent probably) of those diagnosed with Celiac disease has symptoms derived from Pellagra though it is not now commonly understood in the medical community.

Also see this posthttps://celiacposterboy.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/many-ibs-patients-found-to-be-sensitive-to-gluten/ where I hilight the fact that 84% of IBS patients have been found to be Sensitive to Gluten (ie undiagnosed Pellagra patient).

If we follow most normal paths’ for adoption it will take another 20 years (a generation) for the medical community to accept Pellagra as the proper diagnosis.  It is even higher for NCGS patients.

According Celiac.com 90+ percent of NCGS patients will show Celiac symptom’s on a Gluten Challenge.

http://www.celiac.com/articles/24448/1/Gluten-Definitely-Triggers-Symptoms-in-Some-NCGS-Patients/Page1.html

They call NCGS patients a subgroup quoting “This study shows that gluten is definitely the trigger for symptoms in a subgroup of patients with clinical NCGS.”

The problem is they have the wrong disease!

Don’t suffer in the meantime! If the International Journal of Celiac Disease is right and Pellagra is Co-Morbid revealing as Celiac disease the majority of the time?

Then take the “Niacinamide Challenge”

https://celiacposterboy.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/the-niacin-niacinamide-challenge/ (earlier post) and find out for yourself and see if you don’t begin burping in 6 months or less depending on how many times a day you take it and potentially put your GERD/IBS/UC/Chrons/ NCGS/Celiac Disease in remission along with your Co-Morbid Pellagra symptoms aka (the 3 D’s).

See this link to Creighton University where they cover why Doctors are not even looking for Pellagra anymore in their patients.

http://blogs.creighton.edu/heaney/2013/11/18/pellagra-and-the-four-ds/

And therefore doesn’t find it!  But find Celiac disease instead.

I summarize this information at this wordpress blog post

https://celiacposterboy.wordpress.com/2016/03/25/pellagra-a-nutritional-deficiency-disorder-50-years-ago-and-in-its-late-stages-today-commonly-misdiagnosed-as-celiacncgs-or-other-gi-problems-today-confused-for-a-genetic-disease-a-differential-d/

Where quoting Dr. Heaney he correctly states “it is doubtful today that most health professionals would not recognize it (Pellagra) if a case happened to come to their attention” Today!

Pellagra is not a disease of the past as Dr. Heaney say but a disease that is not diagnosed today!

And why I keep trying to educate people of this fact.

These D’s a Celiac patient encounters are not the sign of several different diseases but one parent disease Pellagra with many children.”

Quoting the Celiac Posterboy again “Pathology presumably would qualify the Pellagra patient as a Celiac Patient if the Pellgarin was first diagnosed as a Celiac first as often is the case TODAY!” in the majority of Celiac, NCGS, IBS, and I believe UC and Chron’s patients too!

2 Timothy 2:7 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things”

As I have said before in this blog. A healthy child burps at 6 months of age and you can too in six months by taking the Niacinamide Challenge putting your Co-Morbid Pellagra (digestive) symptom’s into remission if indeed we can believe the International Journal of Celiac Disease  and your Celiac Disease is presenting as Pellagra the majority of the time.

In case this is the only post you read I will repeat here for knowledge sakes ****** the number one mistake people make when taking Niacinamide is they don’t take it long enough.  It should as I have said elsewhere in this blog it should be taken UNTIL you are burping and I might add burping without bloating.  Most people will burp when taking Niacinamide in 4 to 5 months or less taking it 3/daily — ie with each meal.

It takes 3 to 4 months to overcome your dependency on this Vitamin for your mucus membranes (GI lining) to heal itself.

Once repaired you can maintain them barring some future stress/trauma depleting your reserves at which time Heartburn/GERD/IBS symptoms will return and you will lose your burp again.

And the cycle repeats and the Pellagra symptoms come back with a vengeance.

Remember **** This is not medical advice and should not be considered such. Results may vary. Always consult your doctor before making any changes to your regimen.

Then tell someone (share) is all I ask https://celiacposterboy.wordpress.com/2015/12/28/are-you-a-starfish-part-2-of-a-former-sufferers-journey/ tell others is all I ask – however that is (facebook, twitter, comment on my blog, email a friend this link or link this blog to yours, reblog on your site (cite your source) or review my book on Amazon when you are BURPING for the first time in years or (EVER) – tell a friend about this blog or my book is all I ask but don’t let the chain break with you.

There a lot of starfish (sufferers’) out there (on the world wide web) who need help.

Praise bee to God they need you to tell them!

Stop the Madness!  Once you have the Correct diagnosis you get better!

Stop the Madness!  I say again for emphasis.

I say admit it IJCD (International Journal of Celiac Disease (Pellagra my words)) (YOUR own research bares this out but you don’t believe it)  (58% of Celiac’s at least) (and probably more) because they are not even looking for Pellagra they just note the Co-Morbidity as an oddity) 58% is not rare it is the (MAJORITY) can and will show improvement when taking Niaciamide UNTIL burping is induced (occurs) like Prousky proved scientifically 15 years ago that “Niacin treats digestive problems” and yet we (most of us  Celiacs’) still are looking for a cure for our disease.  Maybe as high as 90+ percent (I would say higher) are being misdiagnosed as NCGS/Celiac’s (or some other GI disease) because one disease has been confused for the other.

As always search for the “Celiac Posterboy” or “Celiac Poster boy” or “Fight Gluten Win” or “Fight GERD Win” if you want to read all my blog posts for as I have said elsewhere in this blog and it bears repeating “To Educate is to Free” Truly.

The Celiac Posterboy by the Grace of God,

2 Corinthians (KJV) 1:3,4  3) “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4) who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble (starfish), by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

2 Timothy 2: 7 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things” this included.

Joe “Rock” Pen Name