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Can A Gluten-Free Diet Help A Possible Non-Gluten Sensitive Individual?

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Studies are showing an increase of Celiac Disease diagnosis’s in the United States.  United Kingdom has also noticed a marked increase of cases. A great many of individuals who have not been diagnosed have opted to change their diet to Gluten-free.  Others that show no obvious symptoms or other diseases also opt to go Gluten-free.  Is this a good idea?

Changing to a Gluten-free diet can help with many autoimmune diseases.  The first and most obvious one is Arthritis.  A Gluten-free diet cuts down on the inflammation that is associated with Arthritis.  A Gluten-free diet may cut down on the inflammation and deformity associated with Arthritis.  Because this diet cuts down with the inflammation, it also cuts down with the pain. Diabetes is another disease has a connection with food.  Diabetics should consume  less carbohydrates.  A Gluten-free diet helps with this.  Cardiovascular disease is another disease that is helped with diet change.  As stated above, using a Gluten-free diet helps decrease the amount of inflammation in your body.  This helps limit the risk of Ischemic heart disease.  More studies are analyzing the relationship between a Gluten diet and heart disease.  Healing the wall of the intestinal mucosa is another benefit of a Gluten-free diet.  By consuming only a Gluten-free diet, the lining of the wall is not attacked and is allowed to heal.  This helps, not cures, IBS and other related intestinal diseases.

Many people who are avoiding Gluten are emerging into different groups.  The first group is women and senior citizens.  The other group is athletes including Olympians and other champions.  They are finding the health benefits in their lives with the Gluten-fee diet.  However, studies are not conclusive yet on all the benefits.

Are We All Allergic to Gluten?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

No we are not all allergic to gluten.  But a great many of us are suffering many side effects from gluten, especially with the increase ingestion of bread and pastries on the part of the population.  One of the biggest effects is inflammation.  Many individuals have diseases that increased inflammation will cause more pain.  One such disease that is almost constant in an individual’s life is arthritis.  Many studies are showing that decreased amounts of gluten ingested in turn decreases the amount of inflammation associated with arthritis and relieves the pain in hands, knees, feet, etc.  Gluten also effects other diseases in a negative manner.  Examples are: diabetes, obesity, lupus, Sjogren disease, and others.

Individuals that have the gene handed down by their ancestors are the one’s that have a severe reaction to gluten.  They are a small portion of the population generally from Irish, Scottish and other European ancestry.  The reason more individuals are reacting to gluten is a change to flours made in the late 1930s.  Bakers wanted to make their products fluffier and more attractive.  So EXTRA GLUTEN was added to the normal flour.  This gave us Soft White Breads, Donuts and Pastries that were light, puffy, and easy to eat.  Unfortunately, these products with this gluten enriched flour, wiped out  the normal nutrition that breads had and contained the extra gluten that affected not the first generation that ate it, but the second and following generations.  This is why the gluten problems is now at pandemic proportions throughout Europe and the U.S.