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 and increased risk of Alzheimer’s) this should not be a big stretch for many. However, I do disagree with the author’s conclusion that celiac disease is rare–it has been estimated to be upwards of 1-2% of the general population. That is not rare.
bmj.com Eaton et al. 328 (7437): 438 –