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Celiac Disease And The Brain

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I am interested in learning more about the connection between celiac disease and the brain. I am waiting on test results, but think I had undiagnosed gluten problem for years and it has gotten so bad that it has affected my brain lately. One of the reasons probably has to due with the vitamin and minerals you need to support a healthy brain that I am lacking.

I am not sure of all of them or how much each one matters, but if you could help with with that information it would be great. This is a list that I have so far.

b-12

folate

b-6

Another reason for the brain issues could be coming from my anemia. I am taking iron pills, but think this is probably the only thing I can for this.

There are other factors I have been reading about such as glutmate playing a role. I just did a nutreval test and my glutamine/glutamate ratio was 37, which my doc thinks is very high. Do you know of any other important things I should consider between the celiac and the brain, that might help me.

Basically, I am trying to take whatever supplements I can and learn as much information I can about this subject because this could be a very serious situation for me. I am scheduled to see a neurologist soon to see check on a few things, but I think the issues I am having related to my brain are probably coming from the gluten problem.

I would appreciate any info you have on this subject. I was thinking of maybe getting a b-12 shot to see if that might help, or maybe mega doses of certain vitamins that I need for my brain to function properly. If you know anyone who knows alot about this issue, could you please point me in the right direction, or providing links to learn about this would be great as well.

And if I did see a specialist or doc on this subject, who would it be. I thought about a neurologist because they should know how various things affect the brain, but that could be hit or miss, and I thought about a nutritionist, but that could be hit or miss as well. Any thoughts?

Thank you.

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I'm not an expert, Iam just takingthe supplements my dr told me to, but the one he said would help with some of the "brain fog" is Acetyl-L-Carnitine. I haven't taken it yet as I am slowly introducing new vitamins. I would at least research it before adding anything myself, or ask a dr about it. Another idea, to find a specialist, would be to contact your local celiac sprue association chapter. Surely, they could help you find what or who you are looking for without attempting to visit many various drs.

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