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Is gluten making you overstimulated?

There has been a lot of controversy lately over gluten sensitivity, but the existence of celiac disease is something no one can argue against. Celiac disease affects 1 in 141 individuals in the United States and can cause intestinal damage. … Continue reading

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GABA and glutamate: The balancing act of the nervous system

As with most things in life, balance is key to an optimally functioning nervous system.  GABA and glutamate are the primary calming and excitatory neurotransmitters in the central nervous system (respectively) and serve opposing functions.  Despite their opposite roles, GABA … Continue reading

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To Wheat or Not to Wheat: May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

Celiac disease is a digestive condition elicited by the consumption of gluten.  Gluten is a protein found primarily in foods containing wheat, barley, or rye.  When a person with celiac disease consumes any of these foods, it causes an immune … Continue reading

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