Bipolar, An Inflammatory Disease?

I happen to be a celiac, meaning I can’t eat any food containing gluten. My celiac disease probably revealed itself around the same time that I had symptoms of bipolar. I’ve always been curious if those two conditions were directly related. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and apparently I’m not alone in my belief that there are many physiological contributory factors to this disorder, one of which is inflammation.


I have a source, a medical professional, who has kindly passed along the following study. It certainly peaked my interest.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22497876


Also, try googling “celiac and bipolar.” The results are pretty profound. Anyone else interested in going gluten free and assessing how much it helps? I would be the guinea pig, but I’ve already been off that sauce for 7 years, rendering my gut useless in such an experiment. Who knows, perhaps I would struggle more profoundly if I was still eating wheat products, which cause inflammation.


Here’s another interesting link, although it’s obviously not a peer-reviewed study:
http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/glutenintolerance/a/Gluten-Bipolar-Disorder.htm


I intend on investigating alternative ways to further reduce inflammation in my body after reading this article and others like it.

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