Is there a link between Fibromyalgia and gluten sensitivity?


Gluten is one of the biggest culprits in causing an autoimmune condition that I see in my office.   Fibromyalgia can be caused by an autoimmune condition.  That’s why it is EXTREMELY important to be tested properly for gluten sensitivity.  In our office, we run a food sensitivity test from a lab called Cyrex Labs.  It is a lab testing for food sensitivities such as gluten.

Gluten is the protein in wheat, barley, rye and oats.  The reason that so many people across the country are gluten-sensitive is that we’ve been eating genetically-engineered wheat since the late 1940’s.  Our bodies were not made to eat genetically-engineered wheat.  Our bodies were not made to eat chemicals, and that’s exactly what we are consuming!

In order for you to be healthy, one of the best things that you can do is to avoid gluten.  If you are sensitive to gluten, it will cause your immune system to attack your body, whether it’s your thyroid, your joints, your pancreas, whatever.  Remember we talked about an active antigen a while back, and an active antigen can be something that causes your immune system to run amuck or attack.

Your T-cells are attacking your body and the cause for your T-cell attack can be a parasite, fungi, yeast, mold, virus, bacteria, and it can also be gluten.  It could also be dairy, yeast, soy and/or egg. This is not a guessing game: you need to be tested properly for food sensitivities.

Usually, gluten testing with a medical office for gluten sensitivity is not done with a DNA component–you really don’t know if you’re gluten-sensitive or not.  There has yet to be an autoimmune patient walk into my office that is not gluten-sensitive, and they could very well be sensitive to dairy, egg, soy and yeast too!


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