By Eliane Carotta
Some people believe that gluten free diet is just a myth; others believe that cutting it will help to lose weight.
I’ve seen posts saying that this protein found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley, might cause allergies too. Then I decided to go deeper.
90% of you who are reading this article now, might be sensitive to gluten without even knowing it, and then yes, it might affect you and make you fat, because it will cause inflammation and insulin resistance. Then your body will have to produce more insulin to get the blood sugar in your cell. (Test below)
THERE’S NOTHING POSITIVE about going to a supermarket and packing your cart with tons of gluten free labeled processed food if you just doing that to lose weight, without even knowing if you are sensitive. Many people gain weight because they just start abusing of gluten free processed food. Whole foods are always the solution!
I particularly chose gluten free diet for myself, because I have some symptoms of the test, and I eat a whole food gluten free diet, and NOT processed gluten free; otherwise I’d do a test and first check if I’m sensitive to it.
And that’s what I advise my students that want to lose weight: to avoid the crappy diet full of sugar, fat, processed food before anything. Any food that there’s just one ingredient (those without ingredients label) is gluten free - fruits, meats, lentil, dairy, pure chocolate, rice...
There are researches showing about over 50 conditions that could come from gluten – anemia, osteoperosis, etc. And this happens mostly because of hybrids of wheat being developed. The dilemma of genetically modified food…
Nowadays bread comes from factory, which has more gluten in the final product. That’s why we have to choose as many organic and local products as possible, and AVOID PROCESSED FOODS.
If you randomly pick an item off a grocery store’s shelves, you have a 70 percent chance of picking a food with genetically modified (GM) ingredients. This is because at least seven out of every 10 items have been genetically modified.
We are not born with the gluten issue (it can come at any point), but born with the genes that allow it to happen. It takes time with the environment to interact with the genes.
This is just a simple test. Go go to your doctor and do the blood one for a more accurate result.
Four or more symptoms indicate that gluten may be impacting your health. But even one symptom, if severe and chronic, can be a sign of gluten sensitivity:
Frequent bloating or gas
Diagnosed with IBS or acid reflux
Daily diarrhea or chronic constipation
Neurologic & Skeletal Symptoms
Migraine or headaches
Joint pains or aches
Hormonal & Immune Symptoms
Depression or anxiety
Chronic eczema or acne
Source: mercola.com and doctoroz.com