Chronic Pain and Gluten – How the Damage is Done

Chronic Pain and Gluten – How the Damage is Done

A process known as leaky gut is caused by gluten exposure.  In essence, gluten tears tiny microscopic holes in the intestinal walls.  This in turn allows for foods, bacteria, viruses and other chemical toxins to leak into the blood stream.  The leakage of molecules in the blood stream tells the immune system to start attacking.  Over time, as the immune system is being bombarded by toxins leaking into the body, it starts to over react.  This process is known as autoimmune disease.  Basically, the body starts to attack itself!  That means that your muscles, joints, cartilage, and bone bear the brunt of a hyperactive immune system.

The technical explanation…

The primary functions of the gastrointestinal tract have traditionally been perceived to be limited to the digestion and absorption of nutrients and to electrolytes and water homeostasis. A more attentive analysis of the anatomic and functional arrangement of the gastrointestinal tract, however, suggests that another extremely important function of this organ is its ability to regulate the trafficking of macromolecules between the environment and the host through a barrier mechanism. Together with the gut-associated lymphoid tissue and the neuroendocrine network, the intestinal epithelial barrier, with its intercellular tight junctions, controls the equilibrium between tolerance and immunity to non-self antigens. Zonulin is the only physiological modulator of intercellular tight junctions described so far that is involved in trafficking of macromolecules and, therefore, in tolerance/immune response balance. When the finely tuned zonulin pathway is deregulated in genetically susceptible individuals, both intestinal and extraintestinal autoimmune, inflammatory, and neoplastic disorders can occur. This new paradigm subverts traditional theories underlying the development of these diseases and suggests that these processes can be arrested if the interplay between genes and environmental triggers is prevented by reestablishing the zonulin-dependent intestinal barrier function.

Research Source:

Physiol Rev. 2011 Jan;91(1):151-75.


Dr. Fasano Discovered Leaky Gut

Multiple research studies have linked gluten to the condition known as intestinal permeability – I recently had the privilege of speaking with one of the leading gluten sensitivity researchers in the world, Dr. Alessio Fasano. He is the head of research at the University of Maryland Celiac Research Center, and he is responsible for discovering the gluten/leaky gut connection. In this video, we discuss how this condition can affect the gut, the brain, and multiple other tissues in the body…

Making the Connection Between Leaky Gut and Chronic Pain

Below is a diagram of environmental triggers to intestinal permeability (leaky gut). You will find that gluten sensitivity can directly and indirectly contribute to this problem. To the intelligent observer, this picture illustrates why simple antibody testing fails to accurately diagnosis gluten sensitivity. Antibody production is only one lab component of a multi-faceted problem.

Click on image to enlarge…

How Does Gluten Play a Role in All of These Factors?

  1. Gluten – As stated above, gluten directly impacts the intestinal lining through zonulin production. Zonulin is a protein that directly causes leaky gut.
  2. Antibodies – Gluten contributes to the formation antibodies. Antibodies can cause the secretion of inflammatory chemicals leading to tissue damage, pain, and destruction of muscles and joints.  Additionally, through a process called molecular mimicry, antibodies can cross react with the tissues of the body causing autoimmune disease. Lab tests measuring these antibodies are typically not associated with gluten because most doctors are not trained adequately to identify the connection.
  3. Medications – Many medications commonly contain gluten leading to a direct effect. However, many chronic health conditions caused by gluten sensitivity are misdiagnosed leading to medicine prescriptions that are not only unnecessary, but can be detrimental to the gastrointestinal tract. Anti-acid medications are a common example. These medications predispose to infection and lead to abnormal bacteria presence in the gut. Over utilization of antibiotics to treat viral infection is another example.
  4. Stress – Although not a physical stressor, gluten is a chemical stressor on the body. Chemical stress comes in many forms. One of them is vitamin and mineral deficiency. Loss of key nutrients causes a fundamental breakdown in the body’s ability to modulate the healing and repair process.
  5. Bacteria – Gluten ingestion causes detrimental changes in intestinal flora (AKA gut dysbiosis) predisposing to leaky gut. This is one of the reasons why so many yogurt companies are adding beneficial bacteria to their products. Gut dysbiosis is an epidemic in the U.S., and it has been linked to chronic pain as well.   If you need a gluten free probiotic go here <<<
  6. Cytokines – Gluten induces the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines (chemicals that damage cells).
  7. Neurotransmitters – Gluten causes neurochemical changes in the production of neurotransmitters (chemicals that allow the nervous system to communicate). Examples include: serotonin, dopamine, acetylcholine, epinephrine, and histamine. Gluten is also a neurotoxin that has been shown to damage nerve tissue. This is the reason so many with painful neurological disease (neuropathy, migraine headaches, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and others) do well on a gluten free diet.
  8. Digestive chemicals – Gluten can damage the intestine, the pancreas, the liver, and the gall bladder. All of these organs play a pivotal role in the body’s ability to produce digestive chemicals and proteolytic enzymes. When this mechanism is compromised, digestive processes start to break down and become ineffective leading to nutritional deficiency, but also leading to the inability to repair inflammation.  (See this comprehensive article on proteolytic enzymes for detailed information.

Sum it all up –

Leaky gut contributes to muscle and joint pain by inducing autoimmune disease. The only known cause for any autoimmune disease is gluten sensitivity. We are blind fools to ignore this connection because it does not fit the status quo of the allopathic medical paradigm. If you have autoimmune disease effecting your muscles and joints and have not investigated gluten sensitivity as a contributing factor, you should. Learn more about genetic testing for gluten sensitivity now!

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How This Whole Thing Came To Be…

The Glutenology Health Matrix System Was Developed Because I Was Fed Up With The Failed Traditional Medical Model Of Treating Disease.

Back in 2000, I was an intern rotating through the V.A. hospital. We saw patient after patient with severe arthritis, back, knee, elbow, shoulder, and muscle pains. The medical solution was always multiple doses of very toxic medications.

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Gluten Sensitivity – What is it?

Knowing what gluten is and where it is found is crucial to maintaining the right diet. Much of what you read and hear about gluten is misleading and confusing. This video tutorial teaches you the ins and outs of gluten sensitivity. You will learn the difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease, and why many foods labeled gluten free can still damage your body.

Video 2

Gluten Sensitive – What Now?

No doubt, going gluten free can seem to be a daunting task. Take a deep calm breath and watch this video. It will get you mentally prepared for your gluten free journey

Video 3

Regaining Your Health Again

Going gluten free is most times not enough to regain your health. This video discusses the nutritional aspects of diet that your regular doctor won’t talk about.

The “Pyramid of Health” is broken down. You will learn which laboratory tests to have performed so that you can accelerate your healing process without the typical hang ups and plateaus that many face when going gluten free.

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Taking Your Pantry Gluten Free

Knowing where to start can be a blessing. This tutorial takes you through a common household pantry item by item. You will learn what to keep and what to donate to the food bank.

Video 5

Cleaning our your refrigerator

Gluten containing items are abound in the average refrigerator, and they are not always obvious food items. Sometimes it is hidden is salad dressing, sometimes in ketchup. This tutorial will teach you how to navigate through all of the confusion.

Video 6

Identifying Gluten in Medications

Many commonly prescribed and over the counter medicines contain hidden sources of gluten. The coating around your pill is possibly derived from wheat starch or other commonly used additives and preservatives. Your doctor will most likely not consider his prescription as a source of gluten, but exposure through medicine is very common and often times is the hold up for your return to health.

Video 7

Navigating the Grocery Store

Reading labels and knowing where to shop are crucial components you need to master when regaining your health. This video will teach you how to read labels and how to identify all of the many hidden and sneaky terms that food manufacturers like to use to keep you in the dark.

Video 8

Eating Gluten Free on the Road

Traveling and maintaining a gluten free diet can be a challenge. Many people travel frequently for their jobs. Often times we don’t have the luxury of a Whole Foods Store when we are on the road. This tutorial will teach you how to prepare and preplan for the most challenging situations.

Video 9

Gluten & Cross Contamination

Gluten can be hidden in so much more than just bread, pasta, and cereal. Learning how to identify the potential for hidden gluten is a must. Cross contamination of your food is also a major issue. Knowing how to avoid contaminated foods will save you from major health setbacks.

Video 10

Gluten Free Alcoholic Beverages

Social drinking is very common. One of the top questions asked relating to gluten sensitivity? What type of alcohol is gluten free? In this video I will teach you what is safe and what to avoid when you want to take the edge off of a stressful day.

Video 11

Being Gluten Free and Social

Ever heard the term Health Nut? Other people can make you feel like a social leper when you are adhering to your diet. Learn the psychological tricks and methods to deal with those around you.

Video 12

Gluten Free Food Substitutions

What can I eat in place of my sandwich? This video goes through all of the most common substitutes, cooking tips, and foods that can be used to help you maintain a gluten free diet and still eat food that tastes good.

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Gluten Free Kids

Being a young gluten free child is a challenge. Dealing with picky eating children can be a challenge. This video teaches you how to deal with these issues while maintaining your sanity and keeping your child healthy at the same time.

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Exercise for the Gluten Sensitive

No health plan is fully complete without addressing exercise. Learn why cardio is over rated and how a simple 10 minute exercise protocol can catapult you into a healthier frame.

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