Recent studies show that food can have an impact on the immune system and that can ultimately lead to inflammation which can cross many barrier systems. One of them is the blood brain barrier. Inflammatory cytokines can cross the blood brain barrier and alter cytokines thus activating the cells that make inflammation. These cells are called microglial cells which are part of the “glial” family.
There are ways to prevent this or keep it from being so prevalent.
1. Remove the offending food.
2. Make sure you do some testing to see if they are prone to environmental, autoimmune or genetic alterations.
3. Environmental: Poor food, stress, highly inflammatory foods and no sleep.
4. Autoimmune: When gluten or gliadins cross react with other similar molecules in a fashion called molecular mimicry. This can make the immune system attack organs or the brain. For instance, thyroid antibodies reacting with cerebellum antibodies.
5. Genetic alterations: There are genetic tests to determine if a patient has a problem with receptors for a specific neurotransmitter.
Doing this might be able to get you in the right zone of treatment so you can proceed in the right direction. Many things can also contribute to this. This possibly includes glyphosate, SIBO, leaky gut, oral intolerance, underlying infectious disease contributing to either gut or immune dysregulation and so on. If people are interested I will expand on this blog about five more times and go through the entire story, but know right up from, this is a very important topic and getting to the bottom of the anxiety is often better than giving a highly addictive Benzo that solves nothing.
Inflammatory cytokines can cross the blood brain barrier and alter cytokines thus activating the cells that make inflammation. These cells are called microglial cells which are part of the “glial” family.