Section 6 of Part 2: Are There Studies Suggesting An Association Between Gluten And Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)?

April 2, 2011 · Filed Under ALS · 1 Comment 

Two case studies suggest that a gluten intolerance could cause symptoms similar to ALS symptoms. One study, identified a 44 year old male who was misdiagnosed with ALS. Further investigation 6 months later revealed that he really had CD. He was put on a gluten-free diet and 9 months later his symptoms had improved [1].

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Is There An Association Between A Gluten Intolerance And Alzheimer’s Disease?

April 2, 2011 · Filed Under Alzheimers Disease · 4 Comments 

Could immune reactions to gluten lead to the symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease? This is an intriguing question and I suspect that the connection is very likely.

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New: A “Gluten Toxicity” E-Book Giveaway Contest

April 2, 2011 · Filed Under Uncategorized · 10 Comments 

The first five people to comment on this blog post will be given a free “Gluten Toxicity” e-book:)

This contest is now closed (I have 5 comments)

Thank you, 
Shelly Stuart

Section 5 of Part 2: Can Nutrient Deficiencies Contribute To ALS Symptoms And How Is This Associated With A Gluten intolerance?

March 23, 2011 · Filed Under ALS · 5 Comments 

In individuals with celiac disease, the immune system reacts when gluten is ingested. The small intestinal villi, responsible for absorbing nutrients, become damaged, creating a flattened mucosal surface (villus flattening) that is less able to absorb nutrients. Autoimmune reactions to ingested gluten, cross-react with intestinal villi and this leads to the villi damage. Various nutrient deficiencies can occur, and this can affect every physiological system, including the neurological symptom.

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Section 4 of Part 2: How Abnormal Neurological Findings Associated With A Gluten Intolerance Could Be Responsible For Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease Symptoms

March 15, 2011 · Filed Under ALS · 2 Comments 

Gluten Intolerance can cause neurological damage throughout the body. Initially, the immune system reacts against gluten, but then cross reacts against tissue and cells in the peripheral and central nervous system. Sometimes, the damage can be permanent. Other times, it resolves once a strict gluten-free diet is maintained (it can take a year or more to work). As well, nutrient supplements may be required to treat deficiencies and other allergies may need to be identified and treated.

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Do You Have A Baby With Colic Or GERD? Your Baby May Be Having Immune Related Reactions To Food!

March 13, 2011 · Filed Under Babies With Colic Or GERD · 3 Comments 

Having a baby with colic or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be very worrisome and quite exhausting. There is nothing more heart wrenching then caring for a baby who is suffering. Especially, when no one is offering an answer (other than medications) to help take away their baby’s symptoms. I am writing this post today to share that there is hope and that many possible factors should be ruled out.

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A “Gluten Toxicity” E-Book Giveaway Contest

March 12, 2011 · Filed Under Uncategorized · 6 Comments 

The first five people to comment on this blog post will be given a free “Gluten Toxicity” e-book:)

This contest is now closed (I have 5 comments).

Thank you, 
Shelly Stuart

Section 3 of Part 2: Could Glutamic Acid And Aspartic Acid Contribute To Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Or Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

March 11, 2011 · Filed Under ALS · 2 Comments 

According to John B. Symes, D.V.M., wheat, dairy, and soy contain high levels of glutamic acid and aspartic acid. High levels of these two non-essential amino acids can over activate the receptors of the nerve cells and lead to excitotoxicity and neurological damage in animals. Dr. Symes’s research suggests that this can lead to nerve and brain impairments which are evident in many neurodegenerative diseases. Possibly, his findings could be applicable to humans.

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Section 2 Of Part 2: Could IgA and IgG Antibody Mediated Reactions To Foods Cause Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Or Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

March 10, 2011 · Filed Under ALS · 3 Comments 

This is section 2 of part 2 (of a 5 part series). In this section of part 2, we will discuss how IgA and IgG mediated reactions to foods could cause ALS symptoms. 

There are five classes of antibodies that are present in our bodies, IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG and IgM. With a gluten intolerance, IgA and IgG mediated antibody reactions are responsible for autoimmune related tissue damage. Initially, the antibodies react to gluten and then cross react with other areas of the body leading to a variety of symptoms.

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Section 1 of Part 2: How Could A Gluten Intolerance Cause Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Or Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

March 9, 2011 · Filed Under ALS · 8 Comments 

This is part 2 of a 5 part series discussing how ALS could be caused by a gluten intolerance, other types of allergies, and/or by a reaction to lectins. In this part of the series, the possible association between ALS and a gluten intolerance is discussed. Due to the length of this part, I will need to break it into 8 posts/sections. At the end of this post, I have outlined the series for you. Today, section one will discuss how reactions against transglutaminases may contribute to symptoms.

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