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Gluten Free Define in Informative Book

Updated on February 21, 2018
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My work with top natural health professionals and experience as a fitness instructor teach me health tips that I am proud to share.

Gluten Freedom

Gluten sensitivity is super popular now. We see ``Gluten Free'' or ``GF'' on grocery store shelves and labels on such glorified food. Most of us probably haven't a clue what ``gluten-free'' means or how gluten food affects our lifestyle.

The medical field uses the term ``celiac disease,'' which means a person who has a super gluten sensitivity so much so that it affects the immunity system of their intestinal tracts.

The leading expert on a healthy and gluten-free lifestyle, Alessio Fasano, MD, authored a book called Gluten Freedom.

The book contains current and latest research and facts on gluten. The author defines what ``gluten'' is and how it can adversely affect the body if the body is sensitive to the wheat protein.

Dr. Fasano's book seems nothing like other gluten books. You will find this one easy to read, inspirational, and motivating. It is never monotonous or scholarly boring. You will discover wheat as a tale unraveling the mystery of gluten.

Celiac Disease

The book contains recipes, case studies, and other valuable information about changing your diet to live a healthier life if you are wheat, gluten sensitive or have celiac disease. The author even explains differences between gluten sensitivity, wheat sensitivity, and celiac disease.

Celiac disease is the most important one to diagnose because of the hardship it can cause the body. The book does suggest it might be a smart move if you want to eliminate gluten altogether by yourself and see how you do.

What Do You Think?

Because it is "the thing to do," have you cutback on eating gluten or taken it out of your diet?

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Define Gluten Free

Case Studies

The book offers case studies of patients who were told they had no sensitivity to wheat or gluten, and their health problems were all mental. Wrong. The patients, on their own, decided to eliminate gluten from their diet and within weeks their symptoms went away. One such case study was a woman who walked into Dr. Fasano's clinic with a cane. Using the clinic`s tests for sensitivity, he couldn`t find any problems relating to wheat or gluten diet. The doctor's clinic suggested she try a gluten-free diet on her own and see what happens. She came back a year later with the clinic pleased to hear she ran a marathon.

Gluten Freedom is a book worth discovering as another solution to gastrointestinal problems that lead to other health problems caused by wheat or gluten. With all the gluten-free products available now, why not give it a try to see if you feel better.

Gluten-free Products

Grocery stores have large selections of gluten-free food since it is so popular with the general public. Some manufacturers may have gluten-free and GMO-free peanut flour. Peanut flour might also be in some high protein and low carb foods. Coconut flour is another great gluten-free flour you can use for baking if your kids are allergic to peanuts.

Keep in Mind

Keep in mind giving up gluten or wheat doesn`t mean all your health problems are solved. In the book, it seems to contradict when it says it can be a bad idea eliminating the wheat and/or gluten without a doctor`s supervision.

© 2015 Kenna McHugh


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    • Kenna McHugh profile image

      Kenna McHugh 20 months ago from Northern California

      Thank you for visiting and reading my article. I agree, if one is going to eliminate gluten completely from their diet, testing and research are the positive steps.

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      RTalloni 20 months ago from the short journey

      And you did! Sounds like an interesting book. I do think that eliminating it completely should be done after thorough research and positive steps to making sure one has a healthy diet.