Gluten Brain Fog & How to Beat It with Dr. Vikki Petersen
This week’s Gluten Free School Podcast is joined by Dr. Vikki Petersen to talk about gluten brain fog and other neurological effects gluten has on the brain.
In this episode, we cover these topics:
01:28 – Introducing Dr. Vikki Petersen, co-creator of the HealthNOW Elimination Diet and author of The Gluten Effect. Dr. Petersen explains how research supports the existence of gluten sensitivity, why doctors refuse to test for celiac disease and the miraculous changes seen in patients who have eliminated gluten from their diet.
05:52 – Gluten sensitivity and celiac disease go beyond classic digestive distress — including it’s massive effect on brain because of the opiate-like response caused by gluten.
10:40 – How gluten gets from the gut all the way to the brain, and how gluten effects other systems of the body.
13:40 – How quickly the immune system responds to gluten and ‘silent’ symptoms to look for.
16:31 – What is zonulin and why it is such a big deal for those with gluten and food sensitivities.
20:17 – Other considerations when neurological issues persist, even after going gluten free. Why going gluten free is not always enough and cross reactivity explained. What is really happening when you feel like you’ve been glutened, even if you’re certain you’ve had none.
26:04 – Words of wisdom about diet and how even a gluten-free diet can cause inflammation. What is the ideal diet?
32:04 – Tips and tricks on how to reduce the amount of processed food, and why a healthy diet does not mean boring or tasteless.
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The links referred to in this episode are:
Dr. Petersen’s Website — www.healthnowmedical.com
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