Part 5 Of 5 Part Series: Some Final Thoughts About Gluten And Scoliosis

January 11, 2011 · Filed Under Scoliosis · 5 Comments 

This is the fifth part in a 5 part series that discusses how gluten could be one of the underlying triggers for scoliosis. In the first post, I discussed whether an association between gluten and scoliosis could exist, described scoliosis, and I provided an outline for the series. In the second post, I discussed how gluten may trigger antibodies against transglutaminases (involved in bone health), antibodies against bone cells, nutrient deficiencies, low melatonin levels, arthritis and how this may lead to scoliosis. In the third post, I discussed how a gluten intolerance may cause scoliosis in various age groups and the fourth post described how lectins may contribute to scoliosis. Today, I would like to share some final thoughts about the possible link between gluten and scoliosis.

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Part 3 Of 5 Part Series: How Could A Gluten Intolerance Cause Scoliosis In Various Age Groups?

January 8, 2011 · Filed Under Scoliosis · 1 Comment 

This is the third part in a 5 part series that discusses how gluten could be one of the underlying triggers for scoliosis. In the first post, I discussed whether an association between gluten and scoliosis could exist, described scoliosis, and I provided an outline for the series. In the second post, I discussed how gluten may trigger antibodies against transglutaminases (involved in bone health), antibodies against bone cells, nutrient deficiencies, low melatonin levels, arthritis and how this may lead to scoliosis. Today, I would like to discuss how a gluten intolerance may cause scoliosis in various age groups.

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Part 1 Of 5 Part Series: Is There An Association Between Scoliosis And A Gluten Intolerance?

January 3, 2011 · Filed Under Scoliosis · 19 Comments 

Over the past six years, I have talked to many people with celiac disease and scoliosis. This peaked my curiosity. Could the ingestion of gluten trigger a cascade of immune reactions, eventually leading to the development of scoliosis? This is an intriguing question and I believe the connection is likely. With all forms of gluten intolerance, it seems very plausible that autoimmune factors (anti-bone antibodies), inflammation, and malabsorption of nutrients could lead to a soft, bendable bone structure and the development of scoliosis.

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