I received this uplifting email from a reader today. I thought it might brighten your day and encourage you to share the data with anyone you know suffering from nervous system problems such as depression, anxiety, autism and the like.
The devastation such symptoms cause to not only the patient but their family is difficult to measure. Yet the dramatic results when the correct solution is implemented are a joy to behold!
Enjoy this success story:
I have been gluten-free for two weeks.
Within the first few days, I no longer suffered from depression, panic attacks, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder.
In the past my thoughts raced constantly and I found it impossible to withstand noise of any kind - even a radio.
Now my mind is clear, I can tolerate noise more easily, my spots are decreasing. (I cut out both sugar and milk from my diet last year, but the spots still stayed).
I had no abdominal pains or issues - only mental health issues.
To go from deeply unhappy to very well within a matter of days is truly remarkable.
My friend's son has autism and she has him on a gluten-free diet. Within two weeks, his headbanging stopped completely and his emotional outbursts decreased.
You probably hear anecdotal evidence on a regular basis, but I wanted to share with you, just how remarkable 'the freedom of being gluten-free' truly is.
I am excited about your blog - because it articulates the problem with gluten so well, which makes it easier for me to understand and to describe to others.
I would love to find ways of encouraging and promoting the awareness of the link between gluten and depression - if you have any ideas, please let me know.
In deepest appreciation for the work you do, with your words of confidence, passion and hope in your articles.
Thank you for your common sense!
To your good health,
Dr Vikki Petersen
Founder of HealthNOW Medical Center
Co-author of "The Gluten Effect"