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
How Do I Cure It?
The only real way to know if you have this disease is a blood test. Your doctor may not even know what Gluten Ataxia is.
However, you can ask to be tested for elevated levels of AGA. If this is the case you’re going to have to go on a strict elimination diet.
Quite honestly, there are many reasons that you want to remove Gluten from your diet. You’d be better to cut the gluten out and see how you feel.
You may experience a heightened sense of awareness, clarity of mind, better balance, heightened sex drive and increased fertility. This is only to name a few of the benefits.
What If It Wasn’t A Character Flaw?
Have you ever had someone tell you that you’re slow? That you don’t have good balance? Maybe that you naturally suck at a sport?
Well, what if that were a load of crap. Maybe you could be superhuman. You simply need to cut out gluten. Try it for a few weeks and see what happens. I know my cognitive abilities have skyrocketed since I quit eating the stuff.
I’m sure that you could have similar results. Have you ever cut out gluten? Let me know what your experience has been in the comments below!