‘Mystery’ man dies from autoimmune reaction after eating gluten-free diet
A man in Minnesota has died of an autoimmune reaction to gluten.
Dr. James Brown said his patients were at high risk of developing symptoms including fatigue, depression, nausea, diarrhea, and a rash.
Brown said they were treated with an allergen neutralization regimen.
The Mayo Clinic is investigating whether the man developed the condition after eating a gluten-containing pizza.
He was 71.
Brown said his team has been able to find patients who have the condition but the number of confirmed cases has been declining.
The patient’s death has prompted Brown to introduce a gluten free diet, which he said is a better way to protect people who may have it.
He has tested several gluten-Free diets and he said one of them was successful.
Brown says the most important part of a gluten Free diet is eliminating processed foods.
“We have to eat fresh, whole foods that are healthy and natural, not artificial ingredients,” he said.
“There is a whole new way of living.”