Gluten Sensitivity and MS
by Phyllis Marabeti
(Fort Worth, Tx )
I recently heard of a woman who suffers from MS. She was found to have allergies to gluten. gluten was removed from her diet which resulted in increased ability to walk, stand, move well!
Is there a possible connection here??
Yes, there is absolutely a relationship between gluten and MS for various reasons. Remember, Gluten Sensitivity
is not an 'allergy', but an inability to digest a substance that sits in your digestive tract where your immune system attacks it.
This creates tiny microscopic 'leaks' in your intestinal tract, a condition called Increased Intestinal Permeability
Once you have these tiny holes in your digestive tract then undigested food 'leaks' into your bloodstream- and what is undigested food but SEWAGE!!
So, imagine having a constant stream of sewage flowing into your body that your immune system is not only constantly attacking, but the leaks are preventing nutrient absorption.
If you can imaging that, then you can imagine why Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance
can cause ANY number of problems- including problems that 'look' like MS.
Also, remember too that MS is improved by vitamin d intake- and vitamin d is one of the nutrients that can't be absorbed if you have leaky gut syndrome.
And Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms
also can look EXACTLY like MS- up to and including the 'lesions' on the spinal cord that give the disease
If you weren't absorbing Vitamin B12 due to leaky gut syndrome and now you CAN absorb it, then you'll relieve some of those symptoms.
going on a Gluten Intolerance Diet
is not likely to fix everyone with MS- it's more complicated than that. Especially if you have nutrient deficiencies and you decide to switch to nothing but 'gluten free junk food' every day.
The entire body and it's individual needs need to be considered. Especially the question of "WHY". Why do people get MS?
It's NOT random and it's NOT simply 'genes'. It's a combination of a genetic PREDISPOSITION and the lifestyle factors such as nutrition, exercise, Environmental Toxin
exposure, whether or not you have intestinal infections such as:
The H Pylori BacteriaIntestinal Candida Infection
and your mental ability to effectively deal with stress. So, while the answer to your question is 'Yes' a gluten intolerance diet CAN improve symptoms of MS, there is a lot more to it than 'JUST' getting on a gluten free diet for someone who is seriously ill and really wants to do whatever they can to actually get better. Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner Immune System
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