Our expert says:
Yes, it is true that the gut does produce more serotonin than the brain which can in certain cases cause diarrhoea (this is the case in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome - diarrhoea variety). Did your daughter consult a dietitian for her gluten-free diet? if NOT, Please do encourage her to see a dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), so that she/he can do a diet history to determine if your daughter is perhaps inadvertently still ingesting some form of gluten. The dietitian will also be able to assist with a diet that helps to prevent osteoporosis. It may also be good to consult a physician who specialises in coeliac disease to find out if the use of certain medications can stop overproduction of serotonin in the gut if this should be her problem.
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