This just came across my screen from a study in Denmark. You are more likely to develop a mood disorder (various levels of depression and manic elevations) if you have had a serious infection or an autoimmune disorder. According to the study of 3.56 million people in Denmark:

45% increase  if hospitalized for autoimmune disorder

62% increase if hospitalized for  infections

And if you have had both, prevalence increases 2.35 times!

The more infections and autoimmune disorders, of course, the greater the prevalence of mood disorders. Inflammation, in the form of infection, seems to be more powerfully correlated with increases in mood disorders.

These findings extend the link between psychological issues and allergies to incude autoimmune disorders and inflammation. I suspect that the mood “disorders” would mostly respond to medication which masks what is happening in the body, more than therapy, though therapy will always be helful in as much as it increases mindfulness, self-awareenss, and can give tools for better emotional management and response. But remember, that even though I suspect that drugs would mask the depression, that because they do not heal and have side effects, that this is all the more reason to get to an alternative practitioner who can help you overcome and eliminate the effects of autoimmune issues and inflammation.

While, it may be that we can only mitigate the effects of certain autoimmune disorders (and I’m not convinced of this and never want to say that certain kinds of healing will not ever happen) I have seen people struggling with numerous autoimmune disorders regain normal functioning and a greatly improved life combining holistic health practices with Energy Psychology.

AND celiacs creates inflammatory issues in the body, whether in the joints, the bowels or elsewhere. Are those undiagnosed from celiacs, or those not eliminating it from their bodies more likely to develop infections? It’s an interesting question…

To everyone’s health and vitality!

Holly

 

 

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Maltodextrin concern

by admin on February 19, 2013

Thanks to Margaret for her comment on maltodextrin. She has experienced significant energy drop after taking supplements containing maltodextrin and other sweeteners. Since I still find myself dealing with decreased energy, I checked my supplements, none of which have maltodextrin in them. I did, though, find 2 supplements that were problematic; both had sorbitol. One, a B12 supplement I’ve been taking for 3+ years now surprised me.

Her suggestion is to stop taking any supplements that have maltodextrin or artificial sweeteners for a few days to see if you notice a difference. This is a good suggestion, as stopping supplements for a few days will have no real consequences.

Information available on line says that maltodextrin is a sweet polysaccharide and has fewer calories than sugar. Made from rice and corn in products made in this country (mandated so as to be gluten-free). Apparently, and not surprisingly, other countries do not prohibit the use of wheat and soy for the creation of maltodextrin, so it is advised that those with celiacs avoid maltodextrin. Others with other food allergies are encouraged to not use it, either.

Common side effects are said to include diarrhea, and upset stomach; while more rare side effects are: skin rashes, vomiting, hives and asthma.  On some sites weight gain is mentioned when consuming higher quantities of it. It is also mentioned that it is showing up in more processed foods now, so as it is more highly used the likelihood of allergic rections increases.

Margaret mentions fatigue and this does show up in some articles on its effects.

As I was scouring the web for information on this, I went to mercola.com (the site I trust the most) and he only mentions it in a study using it to compare with artificial sweeteners performance effects in athletes, finding that artificial sweeteners provide no performance enhancement at all, while maltodextrin with sugar, does provide a slight increase.

The less expensive, poorer quality  supplements can have much more in them that is not good for you, so by all means purchase the highest quality supplements you can. If you know how to muscle test, then test them before purchase, and if you go to an AK practitioner (usually a chiropractor) have him/her test you as well with the supplements. And, of course, READ the labels!

So, if you are noticing any of these side effects and are on a gluten-free diet, then check your supplements and try Margaret’s suggestion and let us know what you discover.

I’ll let you know if I notice any difference with stopping the sorbitol supplements.

 

 

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