Brain-Immune System Link is Found!

June 1, 2015: Researchers at University of Virginia’s Center for Brain Immunology and Gila have found a previously undetected brain-immune system link that is made up of lymph vessels in the membranes of the brain. This changes previous viewpoints which thought that the immune system had very little connection to the brain.

Now there is evidence that there is a lot more interaction between our lymph system and our brains than previously thought and this is a must read article for those with Autism, Autoimmune Diseases, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.  (this could explain why so many people with Celiac Disease have Neuropathy or other neurological complications after ingesting gluten)

“We believe that for every neurological disease that has an immune component to it, these vessels may play a major role,” says senior study author Jonathan Kipnis, of the University of Virginia’s Center for Brain Immunology and Glia.

I am so happy to hear about this because this is the number one complaint I hear in our cafe from Celiac and Autism customers. I am one of them and most of us commonly complain of Ataxia, Neuropathy and other brain, vision, balance and coordination issues; especially when they get “glutened”.  If you experience these issues, you will join me in saying, “I knew it!” So, the next time a doctor says to you….”it’s all in your head” you can say, “I know and I am so glad that you know about the link between your brain and immune system” and then hand them this information.

Below are links to the article and a link to the study published.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/discovery-brain-immune-link-could-advance-understanding-autism

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14432.html

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