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Doctors tell you very little about narcolepsy.   And what you don't know is killing you. 
They tell you that narcolepsy is caused by orexin deficiency.  They tell you orexin controls sleep.  They tell you orexin cells are in your brain and yours are dead. But that's only a small part of the story.
They are only partly in your head, and it's possible only some of them are dead...

Orexin doesn't just control sleep, it is one of the neurotransmitters that runs your metabolism. Although the cell bodies are in the brain, the nerve endings line the entire length of the digestive tract. This is important because it allows direct access to the cells which doesn't require crossing the blood-brain-barrier.  Rather than a genetic lack or sudden loss of orexin cells in the brain, existing evidence points to cumulative gastrointestinal damage as the most probable cause of narcolepsy. 
  • Inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract have been shown to affect the function of orexin cells.
  • Autoimmune antibodies have been shown to affect the function of orexin cells.
Gluten is a protein in grains like wheat, barley and rye.  Although documented for decades, gluten allergy is only recently becoming commonly known.   Celiac disease is the disorder most people are familiar with.   It causes severe abdominal distress.The antibodies which cause Celiac disease are IgA antigliadin. They bind to epithelial cells in the intestine, cause cumulative tissue damage and the resulting digestive dysfunction.  There are also forms called IgG antigliadin which bind to proteins in neurons instead.  I am convinced that these IgG antibodies bind to the neuron terminals in the intestine and impair the release of orexin.   This causes the symptoms of narcolepsy and  over time it kills the cells.
-Orexin depletion also affects sugar metabolism and results in obesity.
-Orexin also regulates moods.  It is intricately connected to the reward centers of the limbic sytem.  Orexin depletion results in lowered levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain, and is highly correlated with major depression.
Narcolepsy is also associated with a number of other infections and illnesses.  

There is a lot more you should know.
But a lot of people tell me they are too sick to understand it all.
So here's all you need to know right now:  Stop Eating Gluten. 
It's clogging up your orexin cells and messing up your head.
If you don't eat it your mind will clear and you can come back and learn the rest.

You must completely eliminate gluten from your diet.   Even a tiny amount of the protein can trigger a full immune response.There are a ton of websites and books that will help you-   most of them are for celiacs, just ignore that- the diet is the same.

Here's a guide to avoiding gluten in food
Vegetarian Info is here

Safe Foods
Unsafe Ingredient List  

Don't worry about anything else right now.
Just do it.





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