Opiates from gluten & dairy affecting our brains
Gluten is a protein found in grains, mainly wheat, rye, barley, spelt, kamut and oats. Casein is a milk protein, present in cow, goat, sheep, human and all other animal milk and milk products.
In gut dysbiosis (overgrowth of pathogenic organisms e.g. bacteria/fungus/parasites) these proteins do no have a chance to be digested properly before they get absorbed with a similar structure to opiates which affect brain function. Opiates are drugs, like opium, morphine and heroin, which are commonly used by drug addicts.
What have they got to do with health issues like schizophrenia, depression, autism and ADHD?
These opiates from wheat and milk get through the blood-brain barrier and block certain areas of the brain, just like morphine or heroin would do, causing various neurological and psychological symptoms. Cutting out gluten and dairy products from the diet can make a big difference to most people with neurological problems.
Common improvements noted are:
- Better focus and concentration
- Feeling calmer/happier
- Increased language
- Reduced autistic symptoms (headbanging/aggression)
- Improved sleep
- Reduced digestive complaints (constipation/diarrhea/gut pain)
- Feeling happier in general
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