Sunday, June 2, 2013

Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease and ......

I received a heads up from a friend of mine Kim Dewbre who is always of the look out for me for things that can help me in a multitude of ways about this video on YouTube.  (The Pinterest link for this video can be found on my Pinterest site in the health and wellness category.)   I just finished watching it and thought I would pass it on cause I definitely relate to all he said in the clip.   Dr. Kurt Woeller if a specialist in neurological disorders and to steal his bio from his website, "Dr. Kurt Woeller, is a recognized specialist in biomedical autism intervention, as well as a complementary medical physician with years of experience working with individuals suffering from chronic illness. His is an author, educator, lecturer and experienced clinician working to transform the health of his patients and provide access to cutting edge information regarding complementary and alternative medicine."  In this video titled Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease and MS.  he talks about aspects of gluten sensitivity and the blood brain barrier that hits close to home to me....someone with multiple neural issues. 
To view the You Tube Video Click on this link
In the video he mentions the difference between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease and how the gluten sensitivity sets up an autoimmune reaction in the body.  The video is about 30 minutes long but well worth watching.  I was impressed at how he didn't talk over my head and explained things in a way I could understand.  I know he has an "ask the doctor site" that wants you to subscribe to it with a monthly fee but there is a lot of good information there for free!
Check out for more info about him and what he does.

Some of the other sites he mentioned in the video or is associated with are:

Great Plains Laboratory:
Sunrise Complementary Medical Center:
Immune  GcMAF stands for vitamin D-binding protein derived macrophage activating factor.  You can read about it here

I am sure that a lot of what I read of these sites is considered controversial by a lot in the medical community but you have to remember it wasn't until the 1800's that medicine became a profession.  Check out the National Library of Medicine article regarding the Doctor of Medicine profession.  The good old boys tend to pooh pooh anything not under their direction but that doesn't mean it isn't true...doesn't mean it is right either just means use your judgement when reading and assessing the information.  Common sense!!

1 comment:

~Rasz~ said...

Hi Vickie! I am so glad to have found you. I actually found you through Kay's WOYWW comments and saw that you had two blogs, this one and the craft one.

When I was told that I had fibro 15 years ago it was basically a "catch-all" word for "you have arthritis and all around pain so you have fibro". I actually didn't believe in it at all. I thought it was the doctor's easy cop-out. Well now I have been taken on by one of the best hospitals in Sacramento, CA and the specialists from Pain Mgmt to Neurology have all convinced me that my fibro is a huge issue along with everything else and that it is REAL, what a relief.

I am so happy to read this post! I was meant to find you. I went gluten free (on my own) and no processed anything and it made a tremendous difference.

I gave up wheat and processed sugar at the same time (bad idea together) and went into withdraws. For two weeks all I wanted was a deep fried glazed doughnut:) After that I felt a lot better. My IBS has been pretty much gone. I found out what regular BMs were too. And getting off of gluten and sugar helped the pain and flare ups.

For the last couple weeks I have eaten sugar and started to crave it the more I ate it. I am now in so much pain that I know there is a coloration between the two.

If I eat something with gluten, usually eating out that they use as a filler, My stomach lets me know right away and my pain level goes up.

Great post to share the gluten free info! I am now a follower! E-mail me if you'd like.