June 24, 2011

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Uveitis, and Asthma Resolved on Gluten Free Diet

 

Does a gluten free diet help this (insert disease name) autoimmune disease?

The answer is typically yes. Why? It has been well established that gluten contributes and in many cases, causes these types of conditions. We know that it creates leaky gut syndrome and gut bacterial changes that change the way the immune system behaves. This in turn leads to the development of autoimmunity. There are 140 different types of autoimmune disease. Typically they are named based on their location. For example:

  • Celiac disease (affects the small intestine)
  • Crohn’s disease (right side of the large intestine)
  • Ulcerative Colitis (left side of the large intestine)
  • Hashimoto’s (thyroid gland)
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis (the skin)
  • Eczema and psoriasis (the skin)
  • Asthma (the lungs)
  • Osteoporosis (the bones)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and Lupus (the joints)
  • Schizophrenia and bipolar disease (the brain)
  • Neuropathy, Epilepsy, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (the nervous system and brain)

In Nancy’s Case, 3 different types of autoimmune disease were resolved on a TRUE gluten free diet.  Despite the doctor telling her not to change her diet, she did.  Her joint pain, stomach problems and more completely resolved…

If you have been diagnosed with autoimmune disease…

For anyone with a diagnosis I recommend genetic testing for gluten sensitivity immediately. Diet is too easy to change and has too great an impact to ignore. Unfortunately most traditional doctors will tell patients that diet has nothing to do with disease. This would not be the case if nutrition was actually taught in medical school. If your doctor will not help you identify nutritional elements related to your disease, I recommend that you find a functional medicine doctor who will.

Wishing you excellent health,

Dr. Osborne – AKA The Gluten Free Warrior

Dr. Peter Osborne

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6 Responses to “Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Uveitis, and Asthma Resolved on Gluten Free Diet”

  • Judy Wharton says:

    I just watched the video that Nancy made and how going gluten free has helped her. I was also advised to go gluten free by a friend. I had made a comment on Facebook and she answered me, telling me that she had been having the same problems until she was diagnosed with Celiac, and she asked me to go online and check it out. I went to a site that had a list of 25 symptoms, and I was shocked to realize that I had 24 of them going on. I’ve been gluten free for about 3 weeks now and the intestinal problems are gone, allergies are easing up, no more asthma problems. I used to wake myself up at night gasping for air…that has since stopped. I was so tired all the time, needing a nap on most days. I’m not needing a nap now on most days. I am so glad that my friend told me about this, and that I listened to her. I have not told my doctor thatI’m gluten free yet, but luckily for me, he’s a doctor who will listen to his patients and will admit that he doesn’t always know the answer to things. I am so thankful for my friend and her advise!

  • Dan Go says:

    Awesome work Pete. It’s amazing how one little tweak in your diet can have so many benefits. It reminds me when we were in Cali. That was one 5 minute conversation that truly changed my life.

    Thanks bro.

  • Brett says:

    Hey Pete
    I think it’s def a scary thing that people put alot of trust into certain doctors and try just don’t know their stuff, I guess its alot like personal trainers, you keep representing the good ones mate.

  • Rachel says:

    I am 38 years old and have Thyroid disease, IBS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, GERD, adrenal insufficiency and am in a pre-diabetic state and cannot lose weight despite diet and exercise. I was always tired, had terribly allergies, back pain, early stages of carpal tunnel and chronic constipation. After consulting with my alternative practioner, she suggested going on a Gluten Free diet and that I have Leaky Gut syndrome. After 2 weeks off gluten and supplementation to help heal, my back pain and carpal tunnel are just about gone, my alleriges are better, i have more energy, my blood sugar is in better control, my appetite has decreased to a healthy level and my skin looks great. My reflux is almost gone, I am starting to lose weight and my digestion is beginning to heal. Although, I am going for colon hyrdrotherapy as the constipation is still an issue. But overall, I feel like a fog has been lifted. All these years, I thought I had to just live with these things. Doctors never believed me that I still felt sick even though my labs didn’t reflect it. To me, this is like a miracle. I have been telling everyone I know who suffers from autoimmune disorders. I wish there was more wide spread education to the masses about this. I bet lots of people could feel better.

  • Greg Dial says:

    I used to have frequent headaches, eye pain, Iritis, joint pain and GERD. All of these things have are auto-immune related and have cleared up since I went off gluten!

  • Carolyn Roberson says:

    My Mom died with Auto Immune Hepatitis in 2007. I’m following in her same path with elevated LFT’s, and auto immune diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis. My skin and eyes were so yellow, I thought I was going to be put on the Liver Transplant list. But, I’m now a Rosy pink thanks to a gluten free diet. I no longer suffer from eye pain, migraine headaches, and tinnitus. And, I’m hoping my LFT’s are normal when I return to the Gastro in March!

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