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Schizophrenia Patients Riddled With Autoimmune Disease

Is Schizophrenia an autoimmune condition? The following was taken from a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry: “A history of any autoimmunedisease was associated with a 45% increase in risk for schizophrenia. Nine autoimmune disorders had higher prevalence rates among patients with schizophrenia than among comparison subjects…, and 12 autoimmune diseases had higher […]

Gluten Intolerance Causes Infertility

This study demonstrates how gluten sensitivity can contribute to infertility and other obstetrical and gynecological problems. Celiac patients who were not compliant with a gluten free diet presented with “delayed menarche, secondary amenorrhea, a higher percentage of spontaneous abortions, anemia and hypoalbuminemia.” Gluten free diet compliance led to normal pregnancies. The author of the study […]

Gluten Causes Nerve Damage

Another study links nerve damage to gluten sensitivity. Gluten has been identified as a potential neurotoxin, and many with gluten sensitivity do not manifest symptoms of classic celiac disease, but instead develop nerve damage. In this study, the average age for nerve damage to develop was 55. A correlation was found between patients with idiopathic […]

Is Wheat Germ Gluten Free?

Is Wheat Germ Gluten Free? Science has not been able to blame the protein gluten for all of the detrimental symptoms experienced by those with gluten sensitivity. It is common scientific knowledge that grain research is in its infancy. On that note, we discuss the lectin compound – wheat germ agglutinin (WGA). The following was […]

Corn and Celiacs Disease

Many gluten free products use corn as an assumed safe grain substitute. Are you buying into this myth? Is corn gluten free? A Study published in the journal Gut identified that corn gluten caused an inflammatory reaction in patients with celiac disease. “The observation that corn gluten challenge induced an abnormal NO reaction in some […]