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Monday, August 25, 2014

3 Types of Chiropractors

How many chiropractors have you been too? 

Did your old "Doc" retire? 

Have you been looking to find a doc like your old doctor? How do you know who is right for you? 



There are three different types of chiropractic doctors in practice in this day in age.

  1. Traditional Chiropractor
  2. Medical Chiropractor
  3. Functional Medicine Chiropractor
Neither one of these types of chiropractors are better than the other. It is based on their paradigm of practice. 


"Anatomy, Physiology & Neurology does not change, it only adapts to the stress placed upon it."



1. The Traditional Chiropractor (TC)

The "Traditional Chiropractor" is the truest form of chiropractic in practice today. Chiropractic was founded on the premise that a bone out of place will cause nerve interference which will transition the body into a state of dis-ease (dis-ease - is a hyphenated variation of the word "disease." The term dis-ease is used by individuals and healing communities who are aligned with wellness, choosing not to empower health issues by focusing on a particular ailment. The intent is to place emphasis on the natural state of "ease" being imbalanced or disrupted).

TC's paradigms are generally subluxation based. Subluxation is defined as any vertebral segment not in proper alignment of the above and below segments. Any off-set of these vertebral segments is called a subluxation and will push the body into a state of dis-ease. 

These docs may use ice/hot packs during visits, but rarely use muscle therapies (massage, trigger points, A.R.T., Graston, etc.). These doctors typically do not use electronic muscle stimulating, ultrasound, etc. in their practices. 


Traditional Chiropractor Model:

- Philosophy dictates diagnosis

- Symptoms viewed in terms of philosophy

- Anatomy, Physiology and Neurology conformed to philosophy

- Treatment is based on philosophy 




2. Medical Chiropractor

A "Medical Chiropractor" as I call them are the closest to a medical doctor than the other two. These doctors are highly intelligent but lack confidence in their hands. Generally these doctors practice with instruments to insist in their therapies. 

These doctors are highly organized and meticulous when treating patients. Everything is as specific as possible because their paradigm is condition-based protocols. For instance, if a patient has gastric-reflux (GERD) then thoracic 5 will be adjusted along with cervicals 3, 4, & 5 because of the innervation (phrenic nerve) to the diaphragm which sits right above the stomach and massages it with every breath. 

MC's are great at identifying and diagnosing patients. They typically do not spend a lot of time with their patient's but do offer therapies such as massage, e-stim, and nutrition. 


Medical Chiropractor:


- Symptoms dictate diagnosis

- Symptoms viewed in terms of diagnosis

- Anatomy, Physiology and Neurology conformed to diagnosis

- Treatment is based on diagnosis 





3. Functional Medicine Chiropractor

A "Functional Medicine Chiropractor" utilizes indicators to guide their treatment protocols. Indicators are like jigsaw puzzle pieces which helps the doctor gain a clear clinical picture of the patient's case. 

This type of chiropractic is a blend of the other two types of doctors. This group looks at both symptomology and objective findings (i.e. orthopedic exam, neurological exam, laboratory findings, etc.) to verify treatment protocols. If we take the same example above, patient with gastric-reflux, this group of doctors would look at both physical exam findings along with lab findings and rule-out infectious organism, blood flow to organ, health of tissues, thoracic 5 is balanced along with cervicals 3, 4, & 5. 



Functional Medicine Chiropractor:

- Considers indicators of imbalanced Anatomy, Physiology, and Neurology

- Symptoms viewed in terms of indicators and nutritional deficiencies 

- Indicators of impaired Anatomy, Physiology and Neurology compared to normal Anatomy, Physiology and Neurology

- Chiropractic and Nutritional support is based on presence of indicators



It is important to understand that the way the body works does not change to suit a current philosophy of a disease(s). Neurology, physiology and anatomy in the human body does not change. They have meaning and cannot be ignored or changed to suit a particular philosophy. By understanding the cause, you will understand the effect. Each rationalizes into a procedure that we hope will eliminate the cause of disease and alters the effect back to normal health. 


"By understanding the cause, you will understand the effect."


Who is the best fit for you? 

You as the patient, the one seeking therapy, have the right to know what is going on within your own body. Your doctor should be able to communicate to you why you are having your pains and complaints. They should be able to connect the dots between your lab tests and physical ailments. 

I always remind my patient's that you only have one body of health and it is up to you to keep it. 

Here's to your health!! 


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Immunity

The immune system is an amazingly complex group of cells, organs and tissues that work in tandem to keep the body's defenses intact and protected against harm.

The immune system consists of primary and secondary lymphoid organs. Primary lymphoid organs; comprised of bone marrow and thymus, produce immune cells (B and T lymphocytes or white blood cells) which migrate through the bloodstream to reach secondary lymphoid organs. Secondary lymphoid organs; comprised of the lymph nodes, lymphoid tissue, spleen, tonsils, Peyer's patches and the appendix, all play a distinct role in maintaining an effective immune response.






MALT the body's first line of defense

Mucosa-associated lymphatic tissue (MALT) is a system of small concentrations of lymphoid tissue located in various sites of the body and can be found in the gastrointestinal tract, thyroid, lungs, eyes and skin. MALT plays a large role in regulating mucosal immunity as these surfaces provide a barrier between our bodies and the external environment.

Take for instance one of the biggest mucosal sites - the gut. It has the ability to transport many foreign antibodies through the ingestion of food. The immune system inherently has a vigorous response to kill off any pathogenic organisms gaining entry through the gut while retaining food antigens that foster a positive or negative immune response. The gut flora and MALT communicate through cytokine activity to harmonize the appropriate immune response for pathogenic organisms versus friendly organisms.



GALT building good bacteria

Consisting of both isolated and aggregated lymphoid follicles, gut associated lymphoid tissues (GALT) contains up to 70% of the body's immunocytes. Aggregated lymphoid follicles surrounded by follicle associated epithelium (FAE) form the interface between the GALT and the microenvironment. FAE contains M-cells that transport antigens and bacteria toward underlying immune cells that either activate or inhibit an immune response.

GALT is the largest lymphoid tissue of the human body. Beginning at birth, GALT is exposed to microbial antigens occurring in the initial intestinal colonization from vaginal delivery's. This is why it is highly valuable to have normal delivery versus C-section.

A stable colonization of bacteria is typically reached in children at approximately 4 years of age. These bacteria are essential for the development and functionality of a fully functioning and healthy immune system and promotes tolerance towards safe food and microbial antigens.


Photo by Nature Reviews : Immunology



What actions need to be taken to improve MALT & GALT response? What we can do to help your MALT & GALT: 

1. Identify and remove offending agents (i.e. sensitivities, toxins, pathogens)

2. Remove source(s) of inflammation

3. Promote mucosal health throughout your gut



  • Intestinal microflora weighs about 1.5 kgs
  • Approximately 50% of fecal mass is bacterial biomass
  • Microflora produces about 2 liters of 'gas' per day
  • Acquisition of resistance to antibiotics occurs in the intestine  



Enhancing Immune Function with Probiotics

The best way to prevent infections and disease is to ensure that the body's defense mechanisms are functioning optimally and are able to protect against foreign bodies (pathogens). Much research has been reviewed lately in the quest to quantify the benefits of probiotics and studies have shown promising results.

The use of probiotics stimulates gut reaction by pro ducting vitamins, synthesizing amino acids and carrying out biotransformation of bile. Probiotics help to create a defensive barrier within the host as they compete with other microorganisms for attachment sites in epithelial cells.

At any given point, there are anywhere from 100 trillion viable microbes in the human intestine. Specifically, the gut micro biome provides vital biochemical pathways that allow the body to metabolize indigestible foods like starches, gum, cellulose, pectin's, sugars and alcohol. Once the body is able to metabolize and release toxins from the system, absorption of nutrients will be increased resulting in improved cellular function.



Make sure you have a good Probiotic:


  • Must be considered totally non-pathogenic
  • Contain species indigenous to the target host
  • Able to survive intestinal transit and stomach acid
  • Capable of immunomodulation in-vitro
  • Possess clinically documented health properties validated by a thorough Quality Assurance program
  • Colony forming units (CFU) or viable cells are listed on label
  • Formulation should keep well during processing and storage


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Exercise and Healthy Brain

How often do you walk into a room and forget why? How often do you get fatigued while driving or reading a book? What about thinking or problem solving after eating? Have you ever wondered why some people can read for hours on end and you get tired after just a few minutes? Brain fog and endurance are a critical part of aging.



To quote one of my mentors, "Aging is just another term for brain degeneration."

Just so we are clear what I mean when I say 'Brain Degeneration' is a decline in brain health. A decline in brain health may be the cause of anemia, dysglycemia, infection, fungal overgrowth, dysbiosis, hormone imbalance, liver detoxification, environmental pollutant exposure, autoimmunity, gastrointestinal permeability, poor blood flow and compromised neurotransmitter activity.

Now for the encouraging side of this article, how to support brain health and optimal health. First and foremost, if you have any questions or hesitations about any part of this article contact our office and ask the question. The dumbest question is the one you do not ask.

One of the most basic solutions to support optimal brain health is exercise! I am NOT recommending go join a gym or workout for 5 days a week for multiple hours a day. NO NO NO!!!

If you are currently on a work out program or have not worked out for a while you will want to start out at 50-60% of your Maximum Heart Rate (MHR). How do you determine your MHR you ask? That's easy:

220 - [age] = MHR

Example: A 40 year old female wants to start a high-intensity workout routine. Her maximum heart rate would be 180. [220 - 40 = 180] I recommend she start out at 50% of her MHR which would be 90 heart beats per minute. After 1 or 2 weeks of this workout routine, move up to 135 bpm. After another week or two, try to progress to the 180 bpm.




How Long Do I Workout?

The duration of high-intensity workout is much lower compared to an endurance workout routine. A 3-minute workout routine will produce phenomenal results for increasing blood flow to the brain. By increasing blood to the brain you are doing ALL of the following:


  • Increasing anti-inflammatory hormones
  • Increasing anti-inflammatory hormones
  • Stimulating endothelial-Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS)
  • Stimulating neuronal - NOS
  • Diminishing induced - NOS
  • Increasing lymphatic drainage
  • Decreasing the level of cortisol
  • Increase Growth Hormone
  • Increase Opioid Release which supports regulatory T-cells
  • Improve Insulin Receptor Sensitivity
  • Improve immunity
  • Increases heart health
  • Minimizes normal stress response
  • Improve Serotonin --> improves mood
  • Improves Dopamine --> improves focus and motivation
  • Reduce oxidative stress / inflammation
  • Supports nerve growth
  • Improve neuronal synapse and communication between neurons



Exercise and High Glucose Issues (Insulin Resistance &/or Diabetics)

Even exercise as little as a 20 minute walk of moderate intensity can improve insulin resistance. However, the more intense the exercise, the greater the impact on insulin receptor signaling. Many patients will see minimal change in their blood glucose levels from only doing mild-to-moderate exercise. These people will need to increase their intensity to notice significant changes in blood glucose control. 





Exercise Intensity Levels

Light
Max. Heart Rate (MHR) is 40% - 55% of MHR.
This level does not induce sweating unless it is a hot, humid day. No noticeable changes in breathing.

Moderate
MHR is 55% - 69%.
Sweating after 10 minutes. Breathing becomes deeper and more frequent. You can carry on a conversation but not sing.

High
MHR is 70% or greater.
Will break a sweat after 3-5 minutes. Breathing is deep and rapid. You can only talk in short phrases.



What Kind of Exercise(s):

Sprints
Push-ups
Mountain climbers
Squats (w/ weight or without)

Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking in the right direction. Of course, being a chiropractor, you have to workout in your level of comfort and stability. If you notice that your muscles are tighter on one side of your body versus the other, you have a chiropractic problem that should be addressed by a chiropractor. Muscles should not hurt when you push on them. This is another discussion for another time.

If you need more ideas on exercise routines, I encourage you to go to www.workoutlabs.com. This is a great website for quick routines that will increase your MHR.



Conclusion:

Do you have cold hands and/or feet? Have you noticed a decline in cognition in the last 5 years? What about the three questions I asked in the beginning of this article? Do you remember the questions? You are only as healthy as your brain is.

Exercising at a high-intensity level will increase blood flow and fire neurons from ear to ear. This will improve insulin receptor sensitivity, quantity of anti-inflammatory promoters, and support neuronal cell growth. Exercise plus healthy diet will result in extraordinary results. Please remember this one critical fact regarding brain health. If you do not use it, you lose it! 


The brain needs three things to survive:
1. Stimulation
2. Oxygen
3. Glucose (blood sugar)

I hope you have enjoyed this article. For more information on this topic or want to discuss the best workout routine for you, please contact our office.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Balance: A Good Place to Stay

Keep yourself balanced!

How do you know what you are doing in your daily life is the right thing for you? Are you getting enough exercise? Are you eating the right diet? How do you know?

Since I started working I have had people asking me over and over, what should I eat to stay healthy? How many miles should I walk/jog/run to stay fit? On and on. My answer is simple let me check you out!

I have told patients in my 3 years of practice not to exercise more than 20 minutes at a time. Has your jaw dropped yet? I have told patients that they should not eat salads. It all depends on their bodies status. For people with an unstable sacro-iliac joint (tailbone region) they should avoid activities that involve impact including intercourse. This is the real deal for some people. No one thinks that it can happen to them but keep an open mind health costs are going up while health status across the country is declining. As I have said in multiple newsletters, “YOU HAVE THE POWER TO STAY HEALTHY!”






Healthy Habits for Life:

Below is a simplified list that you can start using to protect you and your loved ones.

What to Avoid or Restrict

  1. Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats and oils. The process used to make these oils, makes liquid oils more solid. This destroys the nutritional value of the oil and results in the formation of what is called CIS - and trans-fatty acids that become oxidized when exposed to heat and can clog the arteries leading to atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular disease. Use sesame oil, olive oil or coconut oil when cooking. These oils help minimize inflammation.

  2. Processed foods usually contain undesirable chemicals and additives, which may increase the free radical activity, putting extra demand on antioxidant and detoxification systems in the body. If the processing takes heat, then many natural enzymes and vitamins in the food are destroyed.

  3. REFINED CARBOHYDRATES a.k.a. SUGARS. Sugars will affect the blood sugar stability and off-set male and female hormones, shifting the body to produce more fat, and cause weight gain. These compounds, among other negative health effects, are also known to lower the immune response and increase the risk for yeast growth.

  4. Limit or avoid carbonated soft drinks and sodas. These may have a negative effect on the stomach pH balance due to formation of carbonic acid (H2CO3). Soft drinks with high fructose levels can also alter metabolism causing it to run slower. We recommend drinking soft drinks made outside the U.S. such as the Coca-Cola made in Mexico that uses real cane sugar. Or one of my personal favorites is Blood Orange soda which is made in France or Italy. We still highly recommend drinking water. No additives or food coloring added.



Healthy Exercise Routines

Exercise is vital for a healthy body. Physical activity whether it is four miles or around the block is better than nothing. I also recommend for every person to change up their routine weekly. It is best if you can do aerobic and anaerobic routines, static and dynamic movements.

Start slow and gradually increase the pace/intensity in each session without stressing your system. Do NOT over train! Heavy exercise can trigger the formation of free radicals, increase inflammation, and cause other stresses on the body, which in turn can adversely affect the adrenal response and sugar balance. Avoid over training by reducing the intensity of physical activity and giving you enough recovery time between workouts. If you do not know what a good workout routine is for you ask our staff and we will be happy to assist you.

The last tidbit of information that is an understatement  is breathing exercises such as meditation or yoga. Best time to practice these techniques is in the morning, in an open environment preferably outdoors. Breathing exercises help oxygenate the tissues at an optimum level. Deep breathing exercises help maintain healthy blood oxygenation.

For more healthy tips and recommendations schedule an appointment with Dr. Pauline or Dr. Weber to find out what you can do.

Is Sugar Toxic?




“In 1980, roughly 1 in 7 Americans were obese, and almost six million were diabetic, and the obesity rates, at least, hadn’t changed significantly in the 20 years previously. By the early 2000s, when sugar consumption peaked, 1 in every 3 Americans are obese, and 14 million were diabetic.”
~ Gary Taubes, NY Times



In today’s society it is common knowledge that Americans are facing a health epidemic. A boom in obesity and diabetes. On May 26th, 2009 a professor, Robert Lustig, gave a lecture called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.” This sparked a huge viewing and a lot more research into sugar. One journalist from NY Times, Gary Taubes, wrote a very intriguing article in which all the italicized paragraphs are quoted from in this article.
 




In our practice we are constantly reminding people that sugar is bad for them, it is hard on organs such as pancreas, liver, kidneys and the brain. This goes for all people across races, ethnic, genders, etc. These organs are vital in detoxification, metabolism, and SO MUCH MORE!! For people who have diabetes there is a multitude of interactions that must be corrected in order to regain a person’s health.


In Gary Taubes article he talks about how Diabetes Mellitus type II and insulin resistance is due to a dysfunction of the pancreas not being able to release enough insulin. This theory is not completely true.


One of my mentors discussed with me one of his research findings that in a cadaver study while looking at Type II Diabetics, some of the cadavers in the study had normal pancreatic insulin function. This means that the pancreas was able to release normal levels of insulin but the patient was still diagnosed with diabetes. This means that when addressing issues of high blood sugar we must look at both pancreas function and insulin receptor sites.


Sugar is not just an empty calorie, Lustig says; its effect on us is much more insidious. “It’s not about the calories,” he says. “It has nothing to do with the calories. It’s a poison by itself.”




If Lustig is right, then our excessive consumption of sugar is the primary reason that the numbers of obese and diabetic Americans have skyrocketed in the past 30 years. But his argument implies more than that. If Lustig is right, it would mean that sugar is also the likely dietary cause of several other chronic ailments widely considered to be diseases of Western lifestyles — heart disease, hypertension and many common cancers among them.


I believed this article to be very valuable. Doctors such as myself love gloating to the everyone and telling them to “do this” and “do that” but yet modern medicine (in the past) has refused to believe what we (Holistic providers) say is true. Finally the research is here proving it. Dr. DeJarnette and Dr. Rees to worldly renowned doctors dedicated a few decades of their life to research and helping people feel better. So much research like this article are finally getting out and opening eyes and ears.


Closing Thought


A key point in the article, the writer states “... because he’s willing to insist publicly and unambiguously, when most researchers are not, that sugar is a toxic substance that people abuse. In Lustig’s view, sugar should be thought of, like cigarettes and alcohol, as something that’s killing us.”

I hope you all take GREAT care of your bodies! Remember, you only have one!


Thyroid - Gut Connection





When was the last time you walked into your doctor’s office and said “I would like my digestive tract assessed because I know my thyroid hormones are out of balance?”

Hippocrates (Image Right) told us 2,000 years ago, “Death begins in the colon.”

How did he know that? 

Did he have like a special antenna that only he could hear or tune into? NO!! He observed the human body and thought logically. When you eat food, it goes in your mouth and down into your gut. Right? (the answer is yes)

What if that salad was not washed right and it still had pesticides on it? What if that steak was improperly cooked and it was infected with E. Coli? I can sit here and write 10,000 what if scenarios but what if you had a properly working digestive system?

Most people don’t, especially those with thyroid issues including hypo- (poor) and hyper- (too much) -thyroidism. All the nutrients, minerals, cofactors, etc. must be digested and absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract. If there is a digestive issue, indigestion, food allergies, diarrhea and/or constipation etc. it means there is an imbalance in the gastrointestinal tract which ultimately causes a loss of stomach acid production, inadequate pH and dysbiosis.




The Thyroid - Gut connection is a very complex an integrated system that should be screened in EVERY thyroid case. The #1 cause worldwide of thyroid hypofunction (hypothyroidism) is iodine deficiency, but it is NOT the #1 cause in the United States. The #1 cause of hypothyroidism in the U.S. is Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroid. (For more information about autoimmune thyroid consult our office)

To support hypothyroidism or regulate an autoimmune thyroid condition like Hashimoto’s, you must address the digestive tract. Gut dysfunctions are the most commonly overlooked health issue in the medical field today (including alternative care).



Healthy Gut = Healthy Thyroid



The thyroid gland is the gas pedal for the body. When the body's metabolism is running slow, more thyroid hormone is produced to speed up metabolism. When the body’s metabolism is on overdrive, the thyroid will diminish the amount of thyroid produced. The body is a reflex machine, constantly trying to maintain homeostasis or equilibrium. In doing this many mechanisms and pathways are cut short or over used. For example, if you eat fried fatty foods 4 days out of the week, your gallbladder will not like you and will become sluggish and make gallstones.

Did you know with a sluggish gallbladder you minimize your body’s ability to clear hormones including estrogen?

FUN FACT:  
When you remove your gallbladder the cystic duct takes over  the storage of bile.

Every cell in the body has a thyroid receptor, even neurons (cells in the brain). Most people are unaware they have a thyroid issue until they start having issues including but not limited too:

- Fatigue / Sluggish
- Thinning of hair
- Loss of the outer ⅓ of eyebrow
- Cold hands and feet, all over
- Dry skin / flaky
- Difficulty losing weight



Summary

The Thyroid - Gut Connection is an invaluable aspect of health that many healthcare providers overlook. The thyroid has a receptor on every cell in the body. The gut digest and absorbs food for every cell in the body. When gastric atrophy occurs, proteins are not properly digested and often become a source of inflammation. With sluggish gallbladder / biliary system the body is not equipped to digest and absorb fats which also affect cholesterol levels, adrenals status, and hormones. The Thyroid - Gut Connection should be assessed on every patient with the above signs and symptoms for preventative health.

For more information on the Thyroid - Gut Connection contact our office through our website Weber Chiropractic or call 916.616.1595.


The Gluten Connection to Disease


Who’s the baseball player below?




It is Henry Lou Gehrig. In case you don’t know who he was, he was an American baseball first baseman who played for 17 seasons in MLB for the New York Yankees (1923-1939).

Do you know who the first athlete was to appear on a Wheaties box? That’s right, Lou Gehrig! In the second half of the 1938 season Gehrig reported physical changes in his game at the midway point. At the end of the season, he said, “I am tired ... I don’t know why, but I just couldn’t get going again.” By the beginning of the 1939 spring training, Gehrig lost his power. At the age of 36 Gehrig was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).

Enormous amounts of research have looked at the connection of gluten and nerve damage in the brain. 1, 2

In the 1920s, the US government found that animals fed a diet of white flour developed serious neurological diseases and died. Instead of banning this deadly product like they should have, the FDA declared that most white flour products must be "enriched" with iron and a few vitamins to "correct" the problem. Unfortunately, this decision has helped create an even more insidious situation that results in diabetes, heart disease and cancer for millions of people.

Gluten sensitivity

Gluten sensitivity is becoming a raging epidemic today. Gluten sensitivity is not a disease and therefore has no cure. Gluten sensitivity is triggered by eating products containing gluten. The only way to avoid its complications is to stay away from food products containing gluten. The average person who has a gluten sensitivity and eats a source of gluten can set off an inflammatory response that may last up to 8 months. A simple mnemonic for avoiding gluten is B.R.O.W.

Barley - most barley is contaminated via cross-contamination because it is packaged at a gluten containing facility
Rye
Oats
Wheat

There are 35 diseases that can be caused by eating gluten listed in a review in the New England Journal of Medicine. Some of these symptoms are: arthritis, ADHD, depression, anxiety, IBS, lupus, frequent headaches, fatigue, eczema, loss of muscle coordination, osteoporosis, a weakened immune system, fungal overgrowth, organ inflammation, weight loss/weight gain, and malnutrition.

Gluten sensitivity increases your risk for type 1 diabetes, obesity, gastrointestinal cancers, brain disorders, autism and thyroid disease.


Gluten evils and woes

Gluten is purposefully put in some products because it increases hunger signals to make you eat more of a product by increasing the ghrelin in the digestive tract to enhance feelings of hunger - leaving you hungry for more of that product. Gluten also interferes with leptin which tells your brain you're full and signals fat to break down. Leptin also normalizes pain sensations in the spinal cord.

• Gluten sensitivity causes inflammation that harms the body tissues by causing an autoimmune response where the immune system ends up attacking the body

• C-reactive proteins rise in response to inflammation; causing cholesterol levels to shoot up and calcium deposits to harden the arteries and blood pressure rise

• Sugar cannot fuel cancer cells by itself. Gluten and the amino acid glutamine have been studied and found to play a critical role in the cancer process.

• Gluten is an excitatory toxin; which agitates and kills neurons which like glutamate (think MSG), accelerates, activates, irritates and damages brain cells. A 2006 study took 131 children with ADHD and removed gluten from their diets and all 131 children were reported to have significant improvements.

• Gluten can be broken down into strange proteins that are a lot like psychedelic drugs. These are opium-like proteins are called gluteomorophins (think Autism and Manic Depressive Disorder).

• With gluten, the N Methyl D Aspartate receptors cause spinal cord neurons to become hyper to touch. Leptin in the spinal cord normalizes pain perception and gluten interferes with that process (think fibromyalgia).

University of California put people on a "Paleolithic" diet, their blood pressure dropped along with blood insulin levels. Good cholesterol went up and bad cholesterol went down - in just 10 days!

• Gluten sensitivity causes you to miss out on your fat soluble vitamins like vitamin D and K

• Eating gluten has now been related to bone density problems (think osteoporosis)

Solution: STOP EATING GLUTEN!

Gluten affects everyone negatively, some effects are very evident now but most of them are sub-clinical and will not show up for years. When disease does finally manifest, the connection to gluten will be overlooked or denied. Gluten-free is a lifestyle choice for health of body and mind. If we choose a gluten-free lifestyle for obvious health reasons, we are intentionally avoiding trouble both now and in the future.

For more information on Gluten Free check out these websites:
3. Gluten Free Speciality Market - Sacramento, CA








Majority of this article was presented in Natural News.

References:


2. White matter lesions suggestive of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis attributed to celiac disease.AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2010 May;31(5):880-1. Epub 2009 Nov 12. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19910450