WHEN GOING GLUTEN-FREE IS NOT ENOUGH

Unfortunately, going gluten-free alone may not be enough to manage declining brain function, autoimmunity, or inflammation. This is because proteins in other foods can cross-react with gluten. Cross-reactivity means the proteins in certain foods are similar enough to those in gluten to trigger a reaction. Foods known to commonly cross-react with gluten include casein (the…

THREE REASONS WHY GLUTEN MAY HARM THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Practitioners around the country are continually astonished by the profound therapeutic effect of a strict gluten-free diet on neurological disorders (the key word is “strict”). Studies have found associations between gluten sensitivity and disorders in every major part of the nervous system, including the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves that extend into the…

No food is a more powerful trigger of neurological issues and autoimmunity than gluten

No food is a more powerful trigger of neurological issues and autoimmunity than gluten, the protein found in wheat. The average American eats wheat at every meal and we’re seeing dramatic increases in gluten sensitivity today.   The term gluten comes from the Latin word for “glue” and it’s the glue-like quality that gives wheat…

The best diet for hypothyroidism

Listen to the podcast on iTunes. (Also available on major podcast platforms). Watch the YouTube video. Outdated myths persist when it comes to the best diets for hypothyroidism. In a nutshell, the best diet for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism is one tailored to your your individual needs.  But first, let’s clear up some erroneous thyroid diet advice. Hypothyroidism diet…

Brain fog and fatigue? Avoid These Risk Factors to Prevent Brain Inflammation

In my interview with Dhru Purohit of Dr. Mark Hyman’s Broken Brain Podcast series I talk about risk factors to prevent brain inflammation. Common symptoms of brain inflammation are brain fog, fatigue, memory loss, and depression. Many brain-based symptoms that most people think are a normal part of aging are not — they are symptoms…

Gluten is primarily a brain issue and a common trigger of brain autoimmunity

Research shows most cases of gluten sensitivity manifest in the brain — not the gut. Gluten’s impact on the brain is so well established that some researchers refer to gluten sensitivity as a neurological disease. Gluten is one of the most immune reactive foods — no other food is more of a trigger for neurological dysfunction…

What type of gluten intolerance do you have?

Advances in testing for gluten intolerance offer accurate assessment Gluten intolerance has been linked in the literature to 55 diseases so far, most of them autoimmune. Fortunately a revolutionary breakthrough in gluten reactivity testing at Cyrex Labs, founded on years of leading immunological research, is now available to help determine whether this ubiquitous substance is damaging…