Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance - What’ s the Difference
My name is Dr. Teresa Jones and I am a chiropractor practicing in the Garland Texas area. I would love o have the opportunity to help you find total health. Come see me at my clinic - Whole Health Chiropractic in Garland Texas. 972-530-2273
First let's talk about the differences in celiac disease and gluten intolerances. Let's also discuss the nervous system and how it relates to the organs, immune system, digestive system and your autonomic nervous system. I will keep it basic and try not to overwhelm you with all the details but give a basic overview.
Many people think that celiac disease and allergies are the same. There are many differences in the two:
Celiac disease is a genetic intolerance of gluten that causes your immune system to have problems. Celiac disease is not the same problem as having a wheat allergy. Allergies affect the IgE antibodies that can be measured on a CBC. Celiac disease does not have a IgE response. Celiac disease causes the hair, called Vili, which are the tiny hairs along your intestinal wall that moves your food and helps it to be digested. What happens with celiac disease is your gut starts to attack itself. The villi start to lie down and become glued to the wall. When that happens, it causes the intestinal wall to perforate and leak. This process causes Leaky gut syndrome. This disease doesn't allow you to absorb all the nutrients in your food. Two main differences is an allergic reaction that could cause an anaphylactic response. Celiac disease doesn’t cause that type of allergic reaction. It can, however, cause rashes and herpetiformis.
How Can Chiropractic Help with Celiac and Gluten Intolerance
How can Doctor Teresa Jones Chiropracter help you with these two issues? If your spine is out of alignment of the low back and sacrum it can affect the nervous system that innervates the skin and muscles of the abdominal area, low back muscles, legs, and the genital area. Your low back area has many neurons that affect your important involuntary portion of the autonomic nervous system. These neurons affect the involuntary portion of your digestive, endocrine and reproductive system. The sympathy portion of the nervous system is exited from the spine, forming neurons from the low back and sacral area. The neurons then form ganglia in the abdominal area, such as the celiac ganglia, that help with the digestive system.
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The Automatic Nervous System, Celiac and Gluten Intolerance
The parasympathetic portion of the automatic nervous system come from the cranial nerve at the base of your brain called the vagus nerve that wanders from the brain along the spinal cord to innervate the digestion in the liver, stomach and intestines. The low back nerves forming the sacral portion of the parasympathetic nervous system reaching the organs of the pelvis such as the bladder and the reproductive area.
The Enteric Nervous System and Digestion
One area that gets over looked is the enteric nervous system, ENS that innervates the digestive system. The brain controls the ENS to help decide how the food will be digested. However if the the nerve from the brain is cut off the ENS can still work.
Cervical Misalignment Can Cause Pain, Allergies, and Gluten Intolerance Symptoms
In your neck region you have cervical vertebrae one and two. C1 and C2 misalignments can cause pain in the area, cause migraine headaches, or headaches in general, sinus issues, drainage issues, ear pain and the optic nerve can get affected from C2 which can cause vision issues. It you are experiences allergy issues it is because your body is not handling the allergen properly. By keeping your cervical area in alignment could help with your immune response which in turn could help with your allergies, ear infections, sneezing and vision issues.
Dr. Teresa Jones of Whole Health Chiropractic Garland Texas
As a doctor of chiropractic, we evaluate the whole body and how the systems relate to the spine. By keeping a healthy spine and changing your diet, drinking a lot of water, you may be able to reduce some of the allergy symptoms.
Call today for your personal evaluation and treatment plan with Dr. Jones. You will be glad you did!