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October 30, 2015 Newsletter: Apathy

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Dear << Test First Name >>:

Welcome to the Gluten Free Works Health Guide Newsletter!

Today we are focusing on a single symptom due to its insidious nature and the terrible consequences of not recognizing and treating it quickly and properly.

The symptom is Apathy.

Apathy is the “It’s too hard” symptom of celiac disease. Although it is a common symptom and one of the first to present, it is often dismissed as laziness or weakness or fatigue. Apathy is crucially important to understand as it can have a huge impact on life and our potential. 

Please email us questions or topic suggestions at info@glutenfreeworks.com.

Thank You!

-John Libonati, Publisher
Gluten Free Works Health Guide

Apathy. “It’s Too Hard…”

“It’s just too hard…”

“Apathy is an abnormal emotional state that is characterized by indifference to things which others find interesting, moving or exciting, and diminished motivation to perform regular daily activities. Apathy is common in people with celiac disease and appears long before the other symptoms of the disease.”  (GFW Health Guide. Apathy.)

Unlike symptoms that cause overt pain and suffering, apathy is insidious. It affects both children and adults. It cannot be seen and often goes unrecognized for weeks, months or years. It affects the mind, so doctors cannot see it. Careers, relationships and lives suffer unless apathy is recognized and the underlying causes are fixed.

In the case of celiac disease, apathy results from biochemical alterations due to nutrient deficiencies. These alterations impair normal brain function.

Discover which nutrient deficiencies lead to apathy and follow the Six Steps to Improve Apathy in Celiac Disease. Click here!

Syndromes and Symptoms Related to Apathy

The following are some of the symptoms and disorders related to apathy. Review each to discover what they are , how they develop, their prevalence, symptoms, how they respond to a gluten-free diet and our Six Step System to Improve the Symptom. You will find more under the Apathy Category at the Health Guide.

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Osteomalacic Myopathy

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What Is Refractory Iron Deficiency Anemia In Childhood? Refractory iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a microcytic (small cell) type anemia. It is characterized by formation of abnormally small, pale red blood cells and iron depletion, or inadequate iron content in …

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