What is Gluten ?

Gluten is a protein found in the grains of wheat, rye and barley. Gluten intolerance is a condition where ingesting gluten creates a variety of health problems. It embraces both CD and gluten sensitivity. Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease resulting from a reaction to gluten that destroys the villi of the small intestine. Gluten Sensitivity is a non-celiac condition where the person reacts negatively to gluten.

Why is gluten a problem?

It is rich in the a.a glutamine and proline making it immune to complete digestion and the peptides are left intact. In a normal pop they excrete these peptides and no immune reaction occurs. 1% of the pop develops celiac disease and their villi are destroyed from the heightened immune response to gliadin. Conservatively 30-40% of the pop develops gluten sensitivity with a myriad of sx, excluding villi destruction.

Symptoms of a gluten problem:

•Depression, anxiety or mood-swings

•Infertility/miscarriages

•Neurological disorders

•Headaches/Migraines

•Memory Loss

•Unexplained chronic fatigue

•Increased liver enzymes

•Iron-deficiency anemia

•Osteoporosis

•Autoimmune disease Sxs of a gluten problem

•Craving for gluten

•Obesity

•Diarrhea and or constipation

•Gas, bloating, abdominal pain

•IBS, colitis

•Frequent canker sores

•Dental problems

•Psoriasis, eczema or unexplained rash

•Hyperactivity

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