Clear, supportive gluten intolerance advice
Eliminating wheat and gluten may seem another fussy-fad diet to those blissfully free of symptoms, but the bloating, gut discomfort and brain-fog symptoms experienced by some is very real.
Gluten is a tricky protein to digest and modern wheat has changed from the crops grown and eaten by earlier generations. We now have complex configured hybrids of wheat, new to the human population, bred to contain much higher levels of gluten.
Gluten-related disorders is the consensus term recently agreed by a panel of 16 physicians from seven countries for conditions triggered by gluten. It is now accepted that reactions to gluten are not limited to Coeliac Disease, and ‘Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity’ though hotly debated in the media, has become a recognised condition. Whilst sharing similar symptoms these gluten-related disorders are in fact quite distinct and have been placed into 3 categories;
- Wheat allergy (which produces a fairly swift reaction just from contact)
- Gluten sensitivity (Immune-mediated, producing a slower reaction of intolerance)
- Coeliac disease (Autoimmune; including dermatitis herpetiformis, gluten ataxia)
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DID YOU KNOW?…
. . . Healthy gut bacteria LOVE apples? And as our gut microflora underpins our immune function, perhaps an apple a day really DOES keep the doctor away!