Dr. Fasano, leader of the University of Maryland Celiac Research Center, and I sat down for a private one on one interview. We discussed gluten sensitivity vs. celiac disease, leaky gut (intestinal permeability) and leaky brain, research on newly discovered gluten proteins, and mental diseases (schizophrenia, bipolar, depression). These issues have been under great scientific debate and scrutiny as of late.
A big take away message from Dr. Fasano –
Your gut is not like Vegas. What happens in the gut doesn’t stay in the gut.
He discussed the certainty that gluten sensitivity can cause mental disease (see one of the connections here). This has been a along debated topic. We have been publishing information on this connection for a long time. Finally, mainstream researchers have confirmed this connection and put the debate to rest. Additionally, Dr. Fasano discusses how gluten causes leaky gut syndrome and allows food proteins, pathogens, and other chemicals to gain access to the immune system and blood stream causes wide spread disease in other areas of the body not related to the gastrointestinal tract (gut)…non celiac gluten sensitivity.
Part of the interview is below: