Less than 7% of Americans have a problem with gluten, a grain-related protein potentially leading to an autoimmune condition with intestinal damage – called celiac disease - with bloating and diarrhea. Additionally, it has become somehow ‘fashionable’ for more than 20% Americans to go gluten-free as well. Based on the assumption of feeling better without this natural protein. Some churches even offer gluten-free hosts. However, medical science has launched the warning that gluten-free may pave the way to cancer and other chronic illness. Just read on…
Perry Chatham from Little Rock, AK, asks:
My sister Carol claims new happiness in her life since she went gluten-free. Does this mean that a healthy diet is not at all that ‘healthy’ as their proponents claim? Because gluten is part of natural diet, isn’t it, Doc?
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
Gluten - a protein to be found in grains such as wheat, rye, barley, or their byproducts in the diet – is well known for its health benefit of, inter alia, reducing blood pressure and relieving inflammation, the natural way.
Still, according to U.S. vital statistics, less than 7% of our population with an autoimmune ailment named ‘celiac disease’ may have an intestinal problem because of gluten.
Additionally, some 20% of Americans are joining the gluten-free bandwagon, claiming better wellness. Some churches even offer gluten-free hosts.
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Dr. Mark Fritz, NMD, PhD