Gluten – The Hidden Killer

Craig Stellpflug, Natural News

In the 1920s, the US government found that animals fed a diet of white flour  developed serious neurological diseases and died. Instead of banning this deadly  product like they should have, the FDA declared that most white flour products  must be “enriched” with iron and a few vitamins to “correct”the problem.  Unfortunately, this decision has helped create an even more insidious situation  that results in diabetes, heart disease and cancer for millions of  people.

Gluten sensitivity

Gluten sensitivity is becoming a raging epidemic  today. Gluten sensitivity is not a disease and therefore has no cure. Gluten  sensitivity is triggered by eating products containing gluten. The only way to  avoid its complications is to stay away from food products containing  gluten.
There are 35 diseases that can be caused by eating gluten listed  in a review in the New England Journal of Medicine. Some of these  symptoms are: arthritis, ADHD, depression, anxiety, IBS, lupus, frequent  headaches, fatigue, eczema, loss of muscle coordination, osteoporosis, a  weakened immune system, fungal overgrowth, organ inflammation, weight  loss/weight gain, and malnutrition.
Gluten sensitivity increases your  risk for type 1 diabetes, obesity, gastrointestinal cancers, brain disorders,  autism and thyroid disease.

Gluten evils and woes

Gluten is purposefully put in some products  because it increases hunger signals to make you eat more of a product by  increasing the ghrelin in the digestive tract to enhance feelings of hunger – leaving you hungry for more of that product. Gluten also interferes with leptin  which tells your brain you’re full and signals fat to break down. Leptin also  normalizes pain sensations in the spinal cord.
• Gluten sensitivity  causes inflammation that harms the body tissues by causing an autoimmune  response where the immune system ends up attacking the body • C-reactive  proteins rise in response to inflammation; causing cholesterol levels to shoot  up and calcium deposits to harden the arteries and blood pressure rise • Sugar cannot fuel cancer cells by itself. Gluten and the amino acid glutamine  have been studied and found to play a critical role in the cancer process. • Gluten is an excitotoxin; which agitates and kills neuronal cells which like  glutamate (think MSG), accelerates, activates, irritates and damages brain  cells. A 2006 study took 131 children with ADHD and removed gluten from their  diets and all 131 children were reported to have significant improvements. • Gluten can be broken down into strange proteins that are a lot like psychedelic  drugs. These are opium-like proteins are called gluteomorophins (think Autism  and Manic Depressive Disorder). • With gluten, the N Methyl D Aspartate  receptors cause spinal cord neurons to become hyper to touch. Leptin in the  spinal cord normalizes pain perception and gluten interferes with that process  (think fibromyalgia). • University of California put people on a  “Paleolithic” diet, their blood pressure dropped along with blood insulin  levels. Good cholesterol went up and bad cholesterol went down – in just 10  days! • Gluten sensitivity causes you to miss out on your fat soluble  vitamins like vitamin D and K • Eating gluten has now been related to bone  density problems (think osteoporosis)


Gluten affects everyone negatively, some  effects are very evident now but most of them are sub-clinical and will not show  up for years. When disease does finally manifest, the connection to gluten will  be overlooked or denied. Gluten-free is a lifestyle choice for health of body  and mind. If we choose a gluten-free lifestyle for obvious health reasons, we  are intentionally avoiding trouble both now and in the future.

Sources  for this article

CHRONIC ACQUIRED IRON OVERLOAD-A  DISEASE OF CIVILIZATION. Lawrence Wilson, MD. s.l. : The Center for Development,  2011.

About  the author: Craig Stellpflug is a Cancer Nutrition Specialist, Lifestyle  Coach and Neuro Development Consultant at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic,  Scottsdale, AZ.  With 17 years of clinical experience working with both brain disorders and  cancer, Craig has seen first-hand the devastating effects of vaccines and  pharmaceuticals on the human body and has come to the conclusion that a natural  lifestyle and natural remedies are the true answers to health and vibrant  living. You can find his daily health blog at and his articles and radio show  archives at

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