Is a gluten free diet right for you? What the heck is Gluten anyway? Let me answer that first.
Gluten is a protein that is found in 3 grains, wheat, rye and barley. 1-2% of the population has a severe allergy to gluten. These people have Celiac Disease. Many more people, about 30-40% of the people I see in my office, have a sensitivity or an intolerance to gluten. What does that mean? Well they simply don’t feel great when they eat it but when they do a blood test to see if they have Celiac Disease the tests are negative.
Whether it’s a food sensitivity, intolerance, or full blown Celiac, eating gluten can cause a wide array of issues. For some people it’s digestive symptoms like bloating, IBS or acid reflux. For some it causes their joints to ache or their muscles to feel more sore. For others it causes brain fog.
I followed a strict gluten free diet for a year and one month because I wanted to learn IF this gluten thing was affecting me. In this video I walk you through my reasons for going gluten free, the challenges of following the diet and what happened when I decided to start eating gluten again.