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Saturday, March 24, 2012
Gluten-Free Diet for Multiple Sclerosis
Courtesy of Livestrong.com
Multiple sclerosis and celiac disease are both disorders in which the autoimmune system mistakenly perceives its own tissue as a threat and launches an attack. With MS, the assault is directed at the myelin sheath, the protective covering for nerves in the brain and spinal cord. With celiac disease, the lining of the small intestine comes under fire whenever foods containing gluten, proteins found in wheat, barley and rye, are consumed. Scientific studies have shown that celiac disease occurs much more frequently in people with MS than in the general population, leading to speculation that a gluten-free diet might help relieve MS symptoms.