If you've been reading my blog, you know that sensitivities or intolerances to food, such as gluten, can trigger autoimmune processes in your body. Typically you have to have a genetic predisposition to autoummune attack to begin with, and then exposure to environmental substances (foods) can make your immune system turn against you.
From the Desk of Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC.....
When is the color blue, NOT the color blue? Of course, it's when the color is purple...or does purple contain some blue. One could debate about color gradation for the good part of an hour, if one had the time to ponder such things. I for one, do not have the time to do so, nor the desire. However, I have been asked many times by my patients what gluten free really means. Unfortunately, if you get on the internet, you will find this area of discussion quite confusing. The term gluten-free is generally used to indicate a supposed harmless level of gluten rather than a complete absence of gluten. The exact level at which gluten is harmless is uncertain and controversial, however. Depending on what country you reside, gluten free has varying definitions and hence the regulations for labeling a food gluten free varies too.
Researchers, and my clinical experience, show women are far more likely to develop autoimmune diseases than men .
One of the hallmarks of fibromyalgia is brain fog. Many of my patients describe brain fog as confusion, forgetfulness, and difficulty concentrating.
They often tell me they just don't not feel right, or they feel a bit spacey. Jokingly at times, I hear my patients say they are having a “senior moment” when they are having trouble remembering certain things. Thye might be talking to a friend at lunch, for example, and in the middle of a sentence such as “please pass the ….” and then forget either the name of what it is they want. Getting the words to flow smoothly, just isn't working. Levity aside, brain fog is NO JOKE!
I received an exciting email yesterday, from Cyrex Labs, about new improvements to the already outstanding testing for gluten intolerance and autoummunity testing. Cyrex Laboratories has done it again!