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9 Nov 2012 - Psych Central - The Gluten-Mood Connection

By Trudy Scott

Information about why doing a Gluten-Free Challenge may be right for you.

There are many studies supporting the gluten-mood connection – anxiety, social phobia, depression and even schizophrenia.

A 2002 study titled Psychiatric Symptoms and Celiac Disease states that celiac disease “should be taken into consideration in patients with psychiatric disorders particularly if you are not responsive to psycho-pharmacological therapy, because withdrawal of gluten from the diet usually results in disappearance of symptoms.”

Gluten can also cause fatigue, aches and pains, poor focus and of course digestive problems like constipation, gas, diarrhea and bloating, and these symptoms.

Trudy Scott works with women with mood problems and assesses all her clients for gluten intolerance, and most of them do experience dramatic improvements on a gluten-free diet – improved mood, no more anxiety, more energy, better sleep and improved digestion.