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 in the past few years, and “gluten free” is a very common finding at restaurants and healthier food stores.  The reality is that gluten sensitivity is a spectrum of reactivity.  Some have minor, hardly detectable (except through stool samples) sensitivity and some have full blown celiac disease with destruction of the gut.  They are all harmful.  This particular article again shows us the link between gluten and the brain.  Those with schizophrenia and psychosis had 500-600% higher risk of having serum defined celiac disease.  This IS a link, and there are all kinds of reasons for reducing our intakes of enriched wheat flours.

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For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.







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