Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gluten Free? - Here's Something to Cheer You.

If you're on a gluten free diet and feeling it's all a bit of a drama and a deprivation, here's something to help you stay on track.  (I need it too.)

Dr Mercola has just reported that recent research has been showing an overlap between the psychological and behavioral symptoms of ADHD and those of coeliac disease. On top of that is a new study which found people with ADHD who tested positive for celiac disease started to improve significantly after following a gluten-free diet for at least six months.

Dr Mercola states:
It may sound strange to you that eating a grain that wreaks havoc on your gut would manifest as symptoms related to your brain, rather than your digestion, but grains are inherently pro-inflammatory and will worsen any condition that has chronic inflammation at its root -- and not just inflammation in your gut, but anywhere in your body. Chronic inflammation in your body can wreak havoc in your brain, and the importance of reducing inflammation when dealing with mental health issues is well known. It is very common for people to experience a wide variety of mental health and emotional improvements upon eliminating gluten from their diet.
And here's another little gem of information:
Wheat also contains high amounts of wheat germ agglutinin (WGA), a glycoprotein classified as a lectin, which is largely responsible for many of wheat's ill effects. Other grains high in lectins include rice, spelt, and rye. Interestingly enough, the highest amounts of WGA is found in whole wheat, including its sprouted form, which is touted as being the most healthful form of all.
So don't look upon your gluten-free diet as the worst thing anyone should have to endure - healthwise it may be the best thing that ever happened to you.

Go check out this information on the Contribution of Gluten to ADHD.

What bugs me is that people are put on dangerous anti-inflammatory drugs for these conditions, when there ARE harmless alternatives available - like dietary measures.

"My people suffer from lack of knowledge."

1 comment:

  1. Healthy Options
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