Dr. Dale Bredesen at UCLA has reversed Alzheimer's disease. He is associated with Buck Institute Research Center and in 2014 he reversed the condition in 9 out of 10 people. His book is The End of Alzheimer's and one thing he does is remove gluten from their diet.
Humans have 23,000 genes and so does the earthworm but we have a microbiome and that makes us more resilient to disease than animals because of the good bacteria in the gut. The 3 million bacteria in the gut can turn on these genes. There is one message from the brain to the gut but there are NINE messages from the gut to the brain so the bad bacteria can send some of these messages.
When your immune system fights wheat in the blood stream, they look for the protein signature and then fire a chemical bullet. These proteins are floating in the bloodstream and lets say wheat has a signature that looks like 123, well the surface of thyroid cells facing the bloodstream have a part of their structure also appearing as 123 so the antibody soldiers fire their bullets and then damage the cell. It becomes a vicious cycle as you continue to ingest wheat. This is called molecular mimicry.
I've had to simplify all of this but hope you can see the importance of working on a healthy gut and healthy biome. He offered some tips and knows how overwhelming it is especially when you are not well but when your gut is happy, your brain will be happy.
This talk came from a series called "Prosperity" which comes from Well.org and will be in theaters soon. This is very worth watching as this movement is designed to overcome the serious exploitation of our planet while creating disease and leaving paths of destruction. We can all have a part.