A study published in Theropeudic Advancements in Gastroenterology found that in in one test population, 91% of of people diagnosed with an autoimmune disease were later diagnosed with Celiac’s disease, a syndrome affecting people who are gluten intolerant. Another study that took place in the year 2000 noted that exposure to gluten appears to make children more likely to develop autoimmune diseases. Many experts in the medical field have proposed a gluten-free diet as a way to prevent disease.
How Can I Start Eating Gluten-Free?
If you wish to stop eating gluten, you will have to remove ALL gluten from your diet. It takes three months for your immune system to repair itself after eliminating gluten. If you cheat, you are re-setting the clock for at least three more months. Pay attention to the labels on the foods you eat, and eat naturally gluten-free foods such as fruits and vegetables. If it’s hard for you to give up baking, choose gluten-free flour made from coconut or beans.
According to Dr. Amy Myers, it’s important to remain vigilant when on a gluten-free diet. Dr. Meyers reports that many patients believe that simply avoiding bread is enough. It isn’t. Gluten is found in condiments, hot dogs, and even toothpaste.
Going 100% gluten-free appears to be a great way to lessen your chances of disease. If you stick to your diet, your body will thank you. Please note that you should discuss major dietary changes with your doctor. If you are an insulin-dependent diabetic, it is especially important for you to discuses how a gluten-free diet could affect your health before you begin any diet program.