Gluten sensitivity is an autoimmune disease that creates inflammation throughout the body, with wide-ranging effects across all organ systems including your brain, heart, joints, digestive tract, and more. It can be the single cause behind many different “diseases.” To correct these diseases, you need to treat the cause–which is often gluten sensitivity–not just the symptoms.
A recent review in the New England Journal of Medicine listed fifty-five (55) diseases that can be caused by eating gluten. It cited osteoporosis, irritable bowel disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anemia, cancer, fatigue, canker sores, (v) and rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and almost all other autoimmune disease and many of the diseases are neurological and psychiatric. Among them are depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy, migraines, neuropathy, anxiety, dementia, and autism.
The following are to sections on this website that discuss the gluten issues. Below is a 7 minute video by Mark Hyman MD discussing “Gluten: What You Don’t Know May Kill You”. And below are links to research and an article.
Gluten Sensitivity vs Testing for Celiac’s
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Research Studies & Articles
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 2002
Gluten sensitivity as a neurological illness
Dr. Mark Hyman February 15, 2013
Gluten: What you don’t know may kill you