gluten

Improve Your Mental Health Naturally, Starting With Your Next Meal

    Did you know that gluten is a neuro-irritant — meaning it causes inflammation in the brain and has been linked to cognitive decline, even directly to dementia?  I wrote this article for you back in 2014 to help explain how dementia could be considered a gluten-induced condition. More recent evidence suggests that not only does the brain inflammation that gluten causes affect your brain, it might also be affecting your mental health, including causing or worsening mood disorders like depression and anxiety. As someone who has struggled with anxiety her entire life, I am very interested to read …

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Can Cutting Out Bread Actually Improve Your Mental Health?

    Long time readers of my blog already know, since I blogged about this almost a decade ago, that gluten is a neuro-irritant — meaning it causes inflammation in the brain and has been linked to cognitive decline, even dementia.  I wrote this article for you back in 2014 to help explain how dementia could be considered a gluten-induced condition. More recent evidence suggests that not only does the brain inflammation that gluten causes affect your brain, it might also be affecting your mental health, including causing or worsening mood disorders like depression and anxiety. As someone who has …

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What You Eat Is Making Your Anxiety Worse

Today I wanted to share some foods that are medically proven to worsen anxiety, and some foods found to help lift anxiety.   Did you know treating anxiety actually adds years to your life span? More on that in a moment. But first, let’s not worsen or trigger your underlying anxiety with the wrong foods. Nutritional psychiatry is a real thing — using nutrition to treat mood disorders can transform your life and make huge shifts in your ability to function and even thrive, despite having a predisposition towards anxiety.   Two foods that might be worsening your anxiety:   …

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Dementia: A Gluten Induced Condition (And What To Do About It)

  Last week I shared a new study that proves and association between Alzheimers Disease and pesticide exposure… and 4 things you can do to decrease your own risk.   This week, I want to continue with the focus on brain health and share with you a very interesting idea that I’ve begun to embrace whole-heartedly… …that gluten may be casting a brain-fog over our entire civilization!     Enter this book: Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar — Your Brain’s Silent Killers, by Dr. David Perlmutter, Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of …

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