What you may not know, can lead to an early death

We are only one day away from beginning of the world’s first ever online Gluten eSummit.  What is a gluten eSummit, you might ask?  Well, a gluten summit is a virtual gathering of 29 of the best experts and thought leaders in the world of gluten-related disorders, nutrition and lifestyle.  You can read about it in our earlier post, World’s First Online Gluten Summit.  Every day during the week you will have the opportunity to watch a 1 to 1 interview of each of the topic experts.  These interviews will be jam-packed of valuable information that will be relevant to you if you have ever dealt with a gluten sensitivity symptom, such as headaches, brain fog, acne, dry skin, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, joint pains, weight gain, excessive body fat…and the list goes on!  The list of symptoms related to gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance is plenty so the information that is about to be aired during the Gluten eSummit can be relevant to everyone!

As a preview to the online conference, below is a listing of the Top 5 things that you didn’t know about gluten, compiled by Dr. Tom O’Bryan the creator and host of the online Gluten Summit:

1. Headaches in those eating gluten lead to dead brain tissue

A recently released paper asks the question “Should We Be Nervous About Gluten Sensitivity?” In that study, they share that 36% of everyone that has headaches has white matter lesions in the brain.  Of that group of 36%, ALL individuals who are eating gluten at least 1 time per month have white matter lesions in the brain.  White matter lesions in the brain represent dead tissue, and where there is dead tissue in the brain, there are connections that do not work as they should.  Left untreated, when connections in the brain do not work the way they should, the effects can only spiral downward.  Whereby this study did not look into whether or not the lesions are permanent, there are other studies that have shown that sometimes the damage can be reversed if the individual goes on a gluten-free diet.

2. Skin conditions may be the only manifestation in some individuals

For some individuals, skin conditions may be the only manifestations of gluten sensitivity symptoms.  If you are dealing with, or have dealt with, conditions of the skin such as acne, cold sores, dry skin psoriasis or dermatitis, to name a few, you may consider that gluten may be at the root cause.  Taking gluten out of your diet may be all you need to eliminate the condition.  Start with 2-4 weeks and give it a try.

 3. Energy deficiency is the most common gluten sensitivity symptom

Fatigue is the most common symptom of allergies.
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Fatigue is the most common symptom of allergies.

The most common symptom of any allergy is fatigue.  Individuals with gluten sensitivities express a dialed-down level of energy in their every day lives.  By removing gluten from their diets, these individuals find an immediate boost of energy throughout their days.   I can attest anecdotally that upon removing gluten from my diet, my energy levels have spiked up and have created a new baseline within me.

4. Suicide rates are increased for children with Celiac Disease

There is a 40% increase in the suicide rate for children or teenagers with Celiac Disease which is an extreme manifestation of gluten sensitivity in the small intestine and leads to a prevention of the absorption of nutrients.  Within that group of 40%, for the individuals that do not know quite what to do, there is a 96% increased rate of suicide.  Because it is likely that for the latter group of individuals, there is no one teaching them how to implement a gluten-free lifestyle, their conditions fail to improve and they experience a social phobia and become embarrassed to be with friends, they don’t go to school, they don’t hang out with friends and, in general, suffer depression.

5. Mortality rates increase for individuals diagnosed with Celiac Disease

Individuals diagnosed with Celiac Disease are 2 times more likely to die early in life compared to those without Celiac.  For Celiac individuals which eat a gluten-free diet, their likelihood of dying early in life is cut in half.  But for Celiacs that eat gluten only 1 time per month, they are 6 times more likely to die early as compared to Celiacs that are very diligent about eating gluten free. To further drive home the research, children diagnosed with Celiac, whether they eat gluten-free or not, are 3.2 times more likely to die early in life as compared to children without Celiac.

There will be so much more information to absorb during the online conference.  Remember that this conference is completely free to you, the information will not cost anything as there will be different interviews to view in each of the 24 hour periods during the week.  You can register for the Gluten Summit for free at http://OnlineGlutenSummit.com.  Once you do register, you will receive access to a brief video interview of Dr. Tom O’Bryan talking about the top 5 things you didn’t know about gluten that I discussed above.

Please leave any comments below.  Are there items that you feel should be in the top 5 list above?  I invite you to list them in the comments below.

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