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3 Guidelines forGoing Gluten Free

There are about 2.1 million Americans who suffer from celiac disease. This is a genetic (probably), autoimmune disorder characterized by symptoms such as abdominal pain and bloating, fatigue, constipation and other issues relating to digestion. The cause is eating foods that contain gluten coupled with moderate to high levels of stress.

The “treatment” is simple – eliminate gluten as much as possible from your diet. Even small amounts will irritate and causes issues, particularly with the small intestine.

Fortunately, if and when a gluten-free diet is followed, issues generally resolve and the body heals itself.

If you are suspecting you are gluten sensitive, here are 3 guidelines to follow:

Use the following as a guide to a gluten-free diet:

  1. Avoid all foods which contain the following – wheat, oats, barley and/or rye.
  2. Read every labels. Gluten is hidden in the foods you would least expect such as soup, candy and soy sauce. Keep on the lookout for items such as  starch, hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), hydrolyzed plant protein (HPP), extenders, malt and natural flavorings. There are a number of good apps today that will serve as a good guide.
  3. Focus on eggs, fresh water fish, organic meats, fruits and vegetables.

As a side note, gluten can be hidden in product including – get ready – stamps, envelope adhesive, and products for the skin.

 

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David is a Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur. As an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist, he has created the best selling anti aging formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and the online school - Dr. Orman's Wellness School.

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