Coeliacs Suffer Neurological and Mood Disorders Too: The Researchers Catch Up..

Ooh, we could have told them this about 6 years ago at least couldn’t we? However, it is nice to see published research backing up the fact that coeliac disease is not ‘just’ a gastrointestinal disorder; it affects us psychologically and neurologically too. And that’s to say nothing of the people who have NCGS (non coeliac gluten sensitivity). As the researchers say:

A gluten-free diet (GFD) could avoid cerebellar ataxia, epilepsy, neuropathies, migraine and mild cognitive impairment…. Common psychiatric symptoms in untreated CD adult patients include depression, apathy, anxiety, and irritability and schizophrenia is also common in untreated CD..

Have a read here of the abstract:

The progression of coeliac disease: its neurological and psychiatric implications.

One of the reasons I started this TGF stuff was the very fact that I kept seeing coeliacs on the traditional GF diet still having these kind of symptoms (including me: migraine, brain fog, restless legs etc). When you remove all sources of gluten, and not just gliadin, some get better. Simple as. When you also treat for autoimmune pathology and barrier hyper-permeability, even more do.

Just sayin’..

Source: Foodsmatter e-news.

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