May is National Celiac Awareness month. Did you know an estimated 1 in 133 people in the United States are living with celiac disease, a digestive disorder triggered by intolerance to gluten?
Gluten can be problematic for all of us, even the non-celiac sufferers as Mark Hyman MD wrote about in his recent post, Gluten: What You Don't Know Might Kill You. He said:
"Something you're eating may be killing you, and you probably don't even know it!
If you eat cheeseburgers or French fries all the time or drink six sodas a day, you likely know you are shortening your life. But eating a nice dark, crunchy slice of whole wheat bread--how could that be bad for you?
Well, bread contains gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, and oats. It is hidden in pizza, pasta, bread, wraps, rolls, and most processed foods. Clearly, gluten is a staple of the American diet.
What most people don't know is that gluten can cause serious health complications for many. You may be at risk even if you don't have full blown celiac disease." Read the full article here.
Do yourself a favor and dive deeper in to the good and bad relating to gluten. Your health could depend on it. More info about gluten can be read here:
For personalized detailed nutrition and body system information order an ALCAT Food Intolerance, Hair Mineral Tissue or Urinalysis Test and as always, if you want to discuss your specific symptoms and issues consider booking a private consultation with our staff.