Nerve Pain Resolved with a Gluten Free Diet- Neurology 2010
In the most widely read and highly cited peer review journal Neurology this paper on Gluten and Nerve pain
Article link: Sensory ganglionopathy due to gluten sensitivity
M. Hadjivassiliou, MD, D.G. Rao, MD, S.B. Wharton, PhD, D.S. Sanders, MD, R.A. Grünewald, DPhil and A.G.B. Davies-Jones, MD
From the Departments of Neurology (M.H., R.A.G., A.G.B.D.-J.), Neurophysiology (D.G.R.), Neuropathology (S.B.W.), and Gastroenterology (D.S.S.), Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK.
Gluten has been shown to damage nerve tissue in multiple research studies.
Yet another study on the damaging effects of gluten on nerves and the brain.
Ganglionopathy: damage to nerve bundles that can lead to numbness and tingling of the hands and feet, burning sensations, poor balance, and dizziness.
A gluten free diet led to stabilization of the neuropathy for many of the patients in this study.
This research study links Gluten to nerve damage.
Side note….Cool article with visuals and video’s on the intestinal wall mechanism: Leaky Gut Syndrome Made Simple
Other gluten facts from other journal articles:
Gluten effects the nervous system in many different ways.
Gluten can contribute to autoimmune antibody production against:
- nerve cells
- myelin-the coating around nerves
- dysregulate receptors/neurotransmitters-chemicals that allow nerves to communicate
Gluten has been shown to cross the blood brain barrier.
Gluten can be a neurotoxin.
Gluten Sensitivity can cause malabsorption of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.
Neurological Disease Linked to Gluten:
Carpal Tunnel Sydrome
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
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