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Celiac Disease And Attention Deficit Disorder

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I know this is probably way over the top but I hear so much about 'brain fog' here and I know that for myself I sometimes have a very hard time focusing in on one thing and am easily distracted. This was never a problems for me until that past 5 years or so. I could not even pick up book for over three years because I could not sit long enough and focus on the story to finish the book. This was a huge problem for me because I have always been an avid reader. I seem to have passed through this phase and have been able to read more and more in the past couple of years. I still have a hard time focusing and need to have a quiet space without distraction to avoid having to re-read the same page 20 times. In the past few months though, I have a book in my hand almost every free minute. I read while I walk on my treadmill.

So it occurred to me that the attention problem would probably fall under an attention deficit disorder and I wondered if there is a relationship to the Celiac disease? Is this the brain fog that we experience? And the next question would be, when children are diagnosed A.D.D., I wonder if if it ever occurred to a Dr. to screen for Celiac disease first and if going gluten-free before trying meds might take care of the problem?

Any thoughts or experience with this?

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No, it's not unrealistic at all. There is a link between ADD and Celiac, just as there is with Autism, and countless other things.

Check this out:

https://www.celiac.com/categories/Celiac-Di...Celiac-Disease/

Here is a list of known associated disorders:

https://www.celiac.com/categories/Celiac-Di...-and-Disorders/


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No, it's not unrealistic at all. There is a link between ADD and Celiac, just as there is with Autism, and countless other things.

Check this out:

https://www.celiac.com/categories/Celiac-Di...Celiac-Disease/

Here is a list of known associated disorders:

https://www.celiac.com/categories/Celiac-Di...-and-Disorders/

It sounds like a great idea to connect these things. Certainly I have noticed this in myself too.


Diagnosed celiac sprue as infant: failure to thrive & pneumonia-back on grains age 4. Began herbs 1971 combating chronic kidney disease/general ill health 1973. Avoid wheat family and "allergens" by 1980. Late 80's doc. diagnosed candida: cave-man diet. Diagnosed degraded myelin sheath 2006; need co-enzyme B vitamins. Discovered celiac fall 2007; finally told diagnosis as infant. Recently found I am salicylic acid intolerant. Ironically can't tolerate most herbs now. Can now eat brown rice & other gluten-free grains (except corn) & even maple syrup & now homeopathic medicine works! Am still exploring the shape of this elephant but I've made progress!

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It sounds like a great idea to connect these things. Certainly I have noticed this in myself too.

Yeah, and one thing I'm pretty sure is related, is OCD, so I'm surprised there hasn't been much discussion on it.


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