6 ways gluten can secretly ruin your life

Gluten myth about digestion

Gluten Myth #4

Gluten is a digestive problem. Gluten has been connected to 300 different symptoms including depression, headaches, ataxia (difficulties controlling muscle movement), brain fog, arthritis, thyroid malfunction, skin rashes, etc. Gluten may even cause the immune system to attack the brain and nerves. There are reports of gluten causing Alzheimer’s-like symptoms and mental illness. So if you’re only considering how your gut feels, when the rest of your body is suffering, you’re hurting yourself.

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Carl Lowe

By Carl Lowe

has written about health, fitness and nutrition for a wide range of publications including Prevention Magazine, Self Magazine and Time-Life Books. The author of more than a dozen books, he has been gluten-free since 2007.