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Brimhall Puzzle Piece - Life After Bread or Any Other Gluten Productby  Dr. Eydi Bauer, our guest this week…and at January Homecoming

November 23, 2009

Hi Dr. John and the Brimhall Wellness Team-

I am excited to be one of the guest speakers at the January 2010 Homecoming! Here is a Puzzle Piece on celiac disease and gluten sensitivities to set the stage of discovery into this very, very important subject.

Celiac disease an autoimmune reaction to gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye and barley. In autoimmune disease the bodies’ immune system attacks and damages its own cells. Celiac disease is the most common and the most under diagnosed autoimmune disease of our time, it truly is a silent epidemic.

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Until recently, medical schools were teaching that celiac disease affected 1 in every 2,500 people. We now know from current research that 1 in every 100 people has celiac disease and may have been misdiagnosed with conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, gastroenteritis, chronic fatigue, heartburn, reflux, anxiety, depression or something that’s "in your head". Clinical depression is the most common symptom in undiagnosed celiac disease and in the US, more anti-depression medication is prescribed than any other medication. There is a connection. Gluten foods are being offered at every meal and most Americans have never gone even one day without bread, bagels, pizza, pasta, beer, cookies, muffins, scones, cereals and sauces.

Classic textbook celiac disease has been called "emaciating, incapacitating syndrome" and described as wasting away due to malabsorption of nutrients from damage to the intestinal villi, leading to weight loss, diarrhea and a distended belly. While this describes classic celiac disease, we now know that celiac disease is a multisystem disorder which means it not limited to just the intestines. Patients may present with neuropathy, joint pain, arthritis, skin rashes, fatigue or anxiety and mental instability as their primary complaint. It is also well documented that autoimmune diseases tend to travel in tandem, which means if you have one, you are likely to develop another.

Any autoimmune disease may be associated with undiagnosed celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Reactions to gluten go far beyond just classic celiac disease. In fact, studies show that 1 in 3 people have antibodies against gluten but do not have celiac disease. This means one third of the population is having an immunological reaction to gluten that can cause other autoimmune diseases. The associated conditions to gluten intolerance and celiac disease are many- -diabetes, thyroiditis, IBS, anemia, liver or gallbladder disease, osteoporosis, hypoglycemia, psoriasis or skin rashes, allergies, depression and even mental illness.

In both cases of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity there is malabsorption of nutrients which leads to malnutrition. Although the GI system is the site of the reaction, often the brain and nervous system are affected by the hindered amino acid and fatty acids absorption which are essential building blocks to neurotransmitters. It is now proposed that gluten sensitivity is a neurological disease. This is very important for us to understand as chiropractors and natural doctors. The first step in healing from celiac disease and gluten intolerance is a strict gluten free diet. The next step is to heal the gut and reduce inflammation. Since there are many ways that the loss of proper nutrient absorption can affect a person there is a great need to test patients for additional supplements. Here are some Nutri-West supplement suggestions:

Total Inflam- to help reduce pain and inflammation in the body
Total Liver Detox-This formula provides comprehensive nutritional support for liver detoxification
Super EPA-Omega 3 fatty acids
Total Enzymes - which are plant enzymes and assist in digesting proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Another great enzyme from N-W is Lyso Lyph forte - Potent formula of highly active pancreatic enzymes (includes proteolytic enzymes). Proteolytic enzymes are naturally produced by phagocytes (white blood cells) during times of inflammation in the body.
Total Probiotics-A healthy balance of intestinal flora supports immune function and decreases colony populations of harmful bacteria. This formula contains FOS molecules which attract bifidobacteria in the gut
L-Glutamine Plus- to heal the bowel
Total Leaky Gut - would also help heal the bowel

In my new book, Life After Bread, Get Off Gluten and Reclaim Your Health, I detail the many signs and symptoms of gluten sensitivity. I give information on how to get tested for gluten intolerance along with a complete gluten free diet and living guide.

Eydi Bauer DC

WOW. Not only is she beautiful, but smart too. Dr Bauer will be a great asset and host of knowledge at Homecoming. We will also have ALCAT there to teach us advanced methods of allergy testing and uncovering a host of causative factors in degenerative disease, including Gluten testing and treatment. We will have new, advanced classes on A/SERT to help us identify, remove and rebuild the body from allergies and sensitivities.

Of course Dr Mead and his team will lead us in new discovery in the Labrix Salivary Testing and nutritional treatment.

Brandy and TPR will have complete classes to show you how to increase profitability without raising the overhead. She will also show you how to manage your payables. She will introduce a new computerized statistics and management system that will just be coming available.

RE-CERTIFICATION IS AVAILABLE FOR ONLY THE PRICE OF THE SEMINAR. It will be Thursday night and Friday morning early, so you do not have to miss part of the seminar. Dr Dove Widenbaum will be heading up the testing.

It is also a treating seminar, starting at 7:00 PM Thursday evening by Dr John Brimhall, Dr Brett Brimhall, Dr Bruce Carrick, Dr Brian Anderson and other team members. Please call Carey Shaw at Brimhall Wellness to make your appointment at 866-338-4883.

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