Gluten and Neurological Issues

From 2012 Newsletter:
One of my friends suffered from seizures for most of her life. Her mother has Celiac Disease. However, my friend did not display any of the common symptoms; so she was not tested.  She decided to get tested and she found out that she also had Celiac Disease. She went on the Gluten-Free diet, her seizures stopped and she is off all seizure medications.
“The relationship between Celiac Disease and Epilepsy has been documented in medical journals for decades. Unfortunately, it is something our neurologists rarely consider as an underlying possibility in cases of idiopathic epilepsy.  Recent research is also showing that gluten sensitivity can manifest outside of intestinal celiac disease, and present solely as neurological disease in the form of ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, and seizures. This means that ruling out “celiac disease” does not absolutely rule out gluten related neurological disease…….”
-Very interesting information and for actual case information, go to: https://sites.google.com/site/jccglutenfree/seizuresepilepsy
For more up to date information, you may want to look into the book titled Grain Brain; written by Neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter. I will go into more detail about this in a later post where he also addresses gluten sensitivity as well and the effects it can have on the brain.
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