How Eating Wheat Can Contribute To Mental Illness
Dr. Peter Osbourne, founder of Gluten Free Society, discusses a well known connection in the biomedical literature linking wheat consumption and schizophrenia.
Does the consumption of gluten-containing grains contribute to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia?
Wheat could be driving more than your digestive system crazy. While wheat is well known to wreak havoc on the gastrointestinal health of genetically susceptible folks, such as those with celiac disease, and more recently, irritable bowel syndrome, new research published in the journal Psychiatry Research indicates that sensitivity to one of the components in wheat known as gliadin could be driving some into states of acute mania.
People often balk at the concept that a gluten-free diet may improve the condition of autistic children. For so many who have tried it, the proof is not in academic publications but in the (gluten free) pudding. Nothing is more compelling than seeing improvement with your own eyes, not even a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial.