GLUTEN INTOLERANCE | GLUTEN SENSITIVITY | CELIAC DISEASE
Winter | 2012
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.“The link between adrenal stress and gluten intolerance iscommon, but rarely diagnosed”. - Dr. Vikki Peterson
Gluten intolerance doesn’t attack thedigestive system alone, but it alsoattacks the various systems o ourbody and brings along secondarycomplications. Gluten intolerancehas been linked to more than 300diseases. The most common ones hasbeen the excess production o emalehormones which results in imbalanceso the emale reproductive system. Ithas to be understood that correct andtimely diagnosis o gluten intolerancecan prevent individuals rom acingthe wrath o the complications thataccompany this autoimmune disorder.Understanding the link between glutenintolerance and hormones?Dr. Vikki Peterson, co-ounder o HealthNOW Medical Center and acertied Nutritionist in her book “The Gluten Eect” said that “Glutenintolerance has many secondary eects,
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Infertility and Miscarriage.
including adrenal atigue”. Adrenalglands o our body are responsibleor striking a balance betweenDHEA, estrogen, testosterone andprogesterone. These hormones are inturn responsible or providing the emalesystem a ‘shield’ against issues such asPMS and inertility. In addition to this,these hormones also play a vital role inmany basic unctions such as regulatingblood pressure, blood glucose levels andpreventing dehydration.Due to gluten intolerance, when theadrenal glands become atigued, theyail to unction optimally. They theneither produce sex hormones or just helpto keep the basic unctions o the bodygoing. As a result o this, regulating thebasic unctions o the body becomesthe priority and this production o sexhormones takes a back seat.Continued on page 4
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