Date: Tue, 04 Jun 1996 00:52:40 -0700 (MST)
From: Ron Hoggan
Subject: Re: Benign Positional Vertigo

Hi Don, 
Yes, the calcium sounds exactly like the kind of calcium deposits that
abound in celiac disease, especially in the brain. 

You seem to have the most comprehensive list of sources on that issue. The
thing that interests me about this is that celiacs seem to experience
calcium deposits all over, and this is concurrent with serious calcium
losses from the bones. 

I'm speculating again, but it is almost as if some deficiency in gluten 
intolerance forces the body to improvise, so it catabolizes the calcium in
the bones, and then uses it...... perhaps in some synaptic process. But
unlike the substance that is more appropriate for this usage, the calcium
becomes unreusable. (is that a word?) 

I believe that potassium and sodium change places when a nerve fires. Can
calcium serve in place of one of these substances?  I haven't read anything
about it, but that might explain these deposits. 

It would also explain why the g-f diet stops all seizures in many who have 
recently begun to experience seizures. 

If our logic is sound, a g-f diet might well help this person with their
vertigo. It might be more fruitful to get serum antibody tests prior to 
beginning the diet. 

I am not medically trained. 

Best Wishes,