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brandynickle

Member Since 25 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Jun 25 2010 01:45 PM
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In Topic: Anyone Recover From Chronic Insomnia After Going gluten-free?

25 June 2010 - 01:49 PM

The best thing I found to cure insomnia is vitamin B12. It makes total sense too, because B12 is vital for the production of serotonin and melatonin, amongst other things. These are critical for regulation of sleep/wake cycles, mood, energy production, and lots more. Also, those with Celiac Disease are very often deficient in B12, so there again it makes sense. I find I sleep quite well now, especially if I take the B12 about 30 minutes or so before I go to bed. The one I prefer is a 5mg methylcobalamin sublingual tablet made by Source Naturals.

Other nutrients are also helpful with sleep. For instance, magnesium is known as the calming mineral. And interestingly, people with Celiac Disease often have a deficiency of magnesium too. A co-enzyme B-complex can also be very helpful, as can a multivitamin/mineral, so I'd suggest these as well.


All of the things you say are true! One other thought is the Candida issue. My son wakes up in the middle of the night( and never seems tired at bedtime) whenever his Candida grows out of control. Our naturapath doctor treats him with an anti-fungal for systemic yeast and he is feeling right as rain. Just food for thought!

In Topic: Digestive Enzymes

25 June 2010 - 01:41 PM

Ok....i just want to know if anyone out there is on digestive/pancreatic enzymes and if so, which brand and how many do you take at each meal?? Thanks!


Hi, my 3 year old is autistic and has leaky gut and a syndrome very much like celiac. We use Houston Enzymes. One product called No-Fenol works wonders for all the phenolic foods, but we are excited to try another enzyme called AFP peptidase(I think). We just ordered it today. It is supposed to help when he accidentally gets something with gluten in it. Some have even reported being able to challenge some gluten food. We are excited because he is very gluten intolerant and is miserable when he gets it. I recommend checking their products out.