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Festive Treat HEALS Celiac Damage

This time of year can be very difficult for people living with food allergies.

Especially if you have celiac disease.

While the rest of your family and friends are munching down on anything they can get their hands on, you’re the one asking for the lengthy list of ingredients in the recipe.

When your host shrugs their shoulders, you know you can’t eat that food because there is a likely chance that something in it will cause your stomach to do loop-de-loops.

And when it comes to celiac disease, your symptoms can range from an upset stomach to painful joints.

But something on your holiday table may be just the what the doctor ordered.

Because not only is it safe to eat, this festive treat can help HEAL your gut from celiac disease damage.

I’m talking about turkey.

Researchers from Canada found that tryptophan (an amino acid found in abundance in turkey) helps heal the gut from celiac disease.

But here’s the real kicker… it also allowed participants to handle gluten-containing foods once again.

Celiac disease is a condition where people are allergic to gluten in certain grains. It’s considered an autoimmune disorder because the body attacks itself… specifically, it destroys the inner lining of your intestine.

This leads to gas, bloating, diarrhea, pain. The biggest problem with this condition is that nutrients are hard to absorb, and this can result in many malnutrition disorders, like osteoporosis, fatigue, and anemia.

But the researchers found that tryptophan can be broken down by gut bacteria to produce molecules called metabolites, which help calm gut inflammation.

Those metabolites interact with a receptor in your gut called aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR). When this receptor is turned on by the metabolites, inflammation drops.

People with celiac disease are known to have lower bacterial metabolism of tryptophan. Their gut microbiome does not properly stimulate the AhR paths which protect the gut from inflammation.

The AhR receptor is also deactivated in patients who live with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, which means that large amounts of tryptophan could also help them as well!

In short, take advantage of that holiday turkey and ease your celiac disease symptoms.

If turkey isn’t your thing, you can still get healthy amounts of tryptophan from chicken, chocolate, bananas, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower.

P.S. As if you needed MORE reasons to avoid the mainstream “meatless” craze… a new study has shown that going vegetarian could DEPLETE this heart-saving nutrient. Read all about it right here.

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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