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Celiac Disease & Depression

An excerpt from article in Psychology Today by James Greenblatt MD.

· Brain Health,depression
"How does depression relate to the damage done to the small intestine in celiac disease? The intestinal damage wrought by celiac disease prevents absorption of essential nutrients that keep the brain healthy, especially zinc, tryptophan, and the B vitamins. These nutrients are necessary for the production of essential chemicals in the brain such as serotonin, a deficiency of which has been linked to depression."
Dr. Kristen's comments: I have absolutely found this to be true in my clinical practice. There are some amazing nutritional labs to find underlying vitamin/mineral deficiencies so we can use powerful nutritional products to optimize the body.... and brain! 
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Dr. Kristen Halland is a chiropractor with specialty certifications in acupuncture and functional medicine nutrition. She has enjoyed serving the northwest suburbs of Chicago since 2010 from our Hoffman Estates, IL location alongside her Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, massage therapist, chiropractic colleague, and a great support team! Dr. Halland enjoys blogging about natural treatments, staying modern and accessible with virtual appointment access for her patients, and her podcast, The Nutrition & Lifestyle Review.