Gluten and Schizophrenia

CAN WE GET SERIOUS BRAIN DAMAGE FROM THIS VERY COMMON FOOD?? Gluten sensitivity is becoming much more commonplace.  I was recently talking to a patient who was diagnosed with celiac disease about 8 yrs ago.  He was having weird muscle twitches and had been put on a barrage of medications.  The game has changed much […]

Vitamin D Deficiency and the Brain; Links You Need to Know

Vitamin D deficiency has been the rage for the past few years.  Some of it hype, some solidly grounded in research and basic physiology. Don’t get me wrong–vitamin D deficiency is a very real issue.  And you can tell how well-versed your doctor is on the subject.  Basically, if he or she actually checks your […]

Autism, Schizophrenia and Depression; Surprising Thing They Have in Common

Disorders of the mind have never been as easy to grasp for doctors. While therapists have a larger toolbox, most physicians are limited to medications. For me, medications that screw with the essential way that your brain cells function in relationship to one another are a wee bit on the scary side.  We really know […]

Celiac disease and schizophrenia – (03-01-04)

Celiac disease and schizophrenia I firmly believe that schizophrenia has a strong physiological component that can be responsive to natural approaches. Mauve factor is one marker that may result from increased oxidative stress on fatty acids. In this study we see a relationship with celiac disease. With evidence of other neurological effects (such as ataxia […]