Gluten-Free

Gluten-Free -Here is the place to learn about gluten-free diets (GF diet) which are diets that exclude foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye and triticale. A gluten-free diet is the only medically accepted treatment for celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease attacking the small intestine due to the presence of gluten.

 

Gluten is an immense hot word in nutrition and health right now. There has been countless studies/research on Gluten and similar inflammatory foods recently. I mean, 10 years ago hardly anyone knew about Gluten. So why all the noise? Well the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has catalogued 55 diseases associated with gluten intake including : osteoporosis, irritable bowel syndrome, anemia, cancer, fatigue, canker sores, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, numerous autoimmune diseases, anxiety, and depression. Seems like this could be somewhat important. We will look into what Gluten actually is, where it is found, and what it does once in the human body.


What is the difference between being a celiac and being gluten sensitive?

Celiac disease is a form of severe gluten intolerance. For those suffering from this, gluten is outright dangerous and should be avoided at all cost! This disease is relatively rare and about 1 in 133 people have it, according to The Virgin Diet.

By now, if you haven’t heard of the gluten-free craze, you must have been living underneath a rock for years now. What is gluten and is going gluten-free healthy for us? Is gluten-free living the new green, or is it like many fad diets, another passing trend that will die out like the once-popularized fat-free diet?