The more I learn the more I am amazed as to how many illnesses can be linked to gluten sensitivity. The connection to the brain is incredible. Auto immune illnesses can often be linked to it yet the true cause goes undiagnosed. Many people have negative blood tests, as I have had, and so gluten is ruled out as the culprit. This is truly sad because there are lifelong repercussions. I feel certain that my father was one of these people. He always had a hugely distended belly and chronic headaches. He loved his carbs. In his early 60's he was diagnosed with Alzheimers. It is beyond explanation to relate the agony of watching a loved one deteriorate in such a manner. I remember once when I was young how he played chess with 6 men in a row at the same time. He was blindfolded, they were not, yet he beat them all. He had a photographic memory but with this horrible disease he could no longer communicate. His face showed his frustration as he tried so hard to talk to us but we had no idea what he was saying. Eventually he didn't even know who we were and he died at just 73 years of age.
I recently had a seizure. After evaluation, my specialist told me to avoid gluten and sugar as he indicated they were especially triggers for children in his practice. He also named stress but since that is unavoidable, the other two have allowed me to be seizure free for over a year!ReplyDelete