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Nutritional Concepts Mid-Week Brief
March 26, 2014
Dear Valued Subscriber,
 
We have heard from several clients that the NOW brand of Egg White Protein, which we recommend above all others, is having production issues and is currently unavailable.

In the interim, we recommend Rose Acres Farms Egg White Protein, which is only available at sportprotein.com.

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky

Gluten's Libido Problem.

Well, gluten does not have a libido, of course. The libido problem may occur in those of us who eat gluten when we shouldn't be.

 

A new study from Hormone Research in Pediatrics confirms that levels of the hormone prolactin in those with celiac disease decreases after a short course on a gluten free diet.

 

Prolactin's most recognized role in the body is that of stimulating lactation, although it has over 300 other functions. Increased levels can lead to estrogen deficiency, anovulatory infertility, disruption of the menstrual cycle, unexpected lactation, loss of libido in women, and erectile dysfunction, plus loss of libido in men.

 

The researchers of the study aimed to assess the prolactin levels in newly diagnosed pediatric celiac disease patients and, if found to be elevated beyond normal ranges (a condition known as hyperprolactinemia), observe what would happen if they were put on a 6-month long gluten free diet. The results showed that a gluten free diet helped decrease levels of prolactin. 

 

Steve: The next phase of prolactin research should be performed in subjects that are neither gluten intolerant nor celiac, to see if prolactin levels are still elevated. If confirmed, this would further define the negative aspects of glutenous foods.

 

BTW, if you have never seen what gluten looks like, it is pictured above. Imagine your digestive system trying to break that down!

 

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