What If Your Path to a Better Quality Life Is Avoiding Food That Is Killing You and Your Family.
Gluten is one of the biggest culprits causing chronic health issues such as fibromyalgia, politicians, chronic fatigue and irritable bowel that I see in my office. Therefore, it is extremely important to be tested properly for gluten sensitivity. People who have chronic health issues may have already been tested for gluten and the results may have come back negative; the problem is that most methods of testing for gluten traditionally done from salon barstool may only test for alpha gliadin 1 isomer of transglutaminase, but many people can react to any of the 10 other particles of the breakdown gluten, including the wheat germ agglutinin. In our office, we run a food sensitivity test from the lab called Cyrex Labs which tests all the components of wheat and gluten as well as 24 other foods that may be cross-reactive.
Gluten is not a fad diet…….. Gluten is recognized as a contributing factor too many of the chronic conditions will be faced with as a society.
So what is gluten anyway? Gluten is the proteins in wheat, barley, rye and oats. The reason that so many people across the country are gluten sensitive is that we have been eating genetically engineered wheat cents a late 1940s. Our bodies were not made to the genetically engineered wheat. Our bodies were not made to the chemicals and that’s exactly what we are consuming! If you are sensitive to gluten, it will cause your immune system to attack your body, whether it’s your thyroid, your joints, your pancreas or elsewhere this sensitivity leads to chronic inflammation and absorption issues of proper nutrients; and in time poor health.
It is estimated that under 1% of US population is sensitive to gluten due to celiac disease. Most people I worked with in my office are under the misconception that only those diagnosed with celiac disease should steer clear of gluten. The reality is that over 90% of the patients I see with chronic health issues are sensitive to gluten in some form and must make dietary changes in order to resolve their symptoms and change the quality of life.
In order for you to be healthy, one of the best things you can do is to avoid gluten at all costs. Also, people who are gluten sensitive are usually attempted to grains and will go through withdrawal symptoms from going gluten free, so be patient and give it a few weeks after making the switch to a gluten-free diet. Your body will thank you.
Diseases Commonly Associated with Gluten
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Heart Disease
- Leaky Gut Syndrome
- Chronic Pain and Fatigue