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The Gluten Free Blueprint

The Gluten Free Blueprint

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What serious health problem affects more than 2,000,000 people in the United States Alone? ... The Answer is Celiacs Disease
What serious health problem affects more than 2,000,000 people in the United States Alone? ... The Answer is Celiacs Disease

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Published by: Gary Neame on Dec 10, 2012
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Typically when we think of celiac disease we tend to associate it with

problems with our digestive system. However when we talk about

gluten sensitivity a full two thirds of sufferers will not have problems

with digestion but with other systems in their body. A full 20 – 30 %

of people who suffer from gluten sensitivity will have problems with

their nervous system. This can lead directly to problems with

depression. The cause of this is malabsorbtion which is in turn caused

by damage done by Gluten to the small intestine. The can cause the

body to fail to absorb certain enzymes one of which tryptophan. The

leads to a decrease in the amount of serotonin the body produces. As

you may be aware serotonin in the chemical which makes us feels

good.

The other major reason that gluten can have an adverse effect on our

moods is because the gluten in the small intestine is not fully digested.

This protein is then spread throughout other parts of the nervous

system including the brain. This can lead to inflammation which sets

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of a series of problems. One of the problems that can result is

depression.

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