Have you ever forgotten where you put your keys? Maybe you feel brain fog in the afternoons. Maybe you’re dealing with an unending clumsiness that you can’t shake.
It might not be a character flaw. Have you ever tried removing gluten from your diet? Have you ever considered the scientific research highlighting Gluten Ataxia? Gluten Ataxia is a sensitivity to gluten where the brain is attacked. Maybe you’re not naturally clumsy!
Why Pay Attention to Gluten Ataxia?
You might not think this is a problem for you. Yet, if you experience any issues with disorientation this article is for you. If you feel regular bouts of brain fog, this article is for you.
I’m not sure if you’ve been trying the health thing for a while, you’ve just started or your battling a disease for your life. Whatever your experience is gluten’s an extremely problematic food for the general population.
I’m not saying that you’re definitely sick because of gluten. However, it’s best to be safe. Going 10 years while destroying your brain isn’t my idea of a vacation.
What is Gluten Ataxia?
Gluten Ataxia is an interesting disease. It wasn’t discovered until 1998. This disease isn’t just for those with Coeliac. So, listen up.
Actually, when the disease was first discovered only 1/3rd of the patients that were treated had Coeliac Disease. The other patients had gluten sensitivity.
The issue with gluten sensitivity is that it can’t be tested like other allergens. If you have a nut allergy or pollen allergy the doctor can diagnose you with a pin prick.
Sadly, there is no verifiable way to test for gluten sensitivity. So, you need to be highly aware of any cognitive issues you might be experiencing.
In gluten Ataxia, at least what the research shows, the blood becomes rich in Antigliadin Antibodies (AGA). These are antibodies that are caused by an allergy to gliadin. Gliadin is a protein in gluten.
An over abundance of AGA in the blood stream, for some people, literally attacks the brain. This causes the following symptoms:
• Loss of Concentration
• Poor Balance
• Constant Falls
• Strange Visual Problems
• Difficulty Walking
• Issues Jogging Long Distances
WHAT YOU CAN DO IN LIGHT OF THIS RESEARCH
If you suspect you have a gluten intolerance or sensitivity, but need help navigating what to do about it, set up a free 45 minute consultation with us.
We’re here to help and serve you. We’ll get clear on where you are and where you want to go then hammer out a plan to get there.