Gluten, fatigue and depression

September 13, 2018


"Gluten may be making you tired and depressed according to a new study…Gluten might not cause gut problems in people who don't have coeliac disease, but a study of 14 people suggests it may occasionally cause fatigue or depression…”
(New Scientist, Sept. 13, 2018)



Occasionally? As a young teen, I suffered greatly from depression and fatigue - every time I ate wheat, etc. Back then, no one knew much about gluten intolerance (likely caused or inflamed by growing up with pesticides in the flour, etc.).


Long before the gluten explosion, in the early 90's, I read an article about gluten. Someone had given me a "veggie burger." It made it almost impossible for me to get out of bed. After hearing about gluten, I ran to the freezer and saw that "gluten" was the first ingredient in the "veggie burger." That changed my life! I was able to then have the energy and mental well-being that I should have, with a healthy life, spiritually and physically.


After gluten intolerance became "popular," I never understood some of the other symptoms that people associated with it. For me, if I eat gluten, my brain and mind will awake in the morning, but I will feel like I need more oxygen, and need just a little more sleep. The feeling goes on and on, no matter how long one stays in bed. It is horrible. It is not the same as laziness. Once the gluten is avoided, the depression and fatigue goes away.


Over the years, I have learned to use things like buckwheat, amaranth, oats, etc. And I can tolerate some whole wheat, if it is made as sourdough, naturally. I also use vinegar, etc., to help digest it.























































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