Possible Reasons to Start Gluten-Free Diet

I’m often asked, why do people go on a gluten-free diet? There’s a wide variety of reasons, from minor medical and personal health beliefs to major medical diseases and conditions. There’s a lot of controversy in the medical field about how, why and even whether people should go on a gluten-free diet. So far studies about the effects of gluten in our diets have been few and far between. But many people, doctors and nutritionists are starting to believe that there are numerous health benefits to completely avoiding gluten. Here are some of the reasons more and more people are starting a gluten-free diet.

Celiac Disease – a genetically inherited disease wherein gluten (found in wheat, rye, barley causes
Gluten Intolerance & Sensitivity – Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy (GSE): Gluten sensitivity which is a genetically inheritable problem
Fibromyalgia
Autism (along with a Casein [dairy] free diet)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS (often Celiac in disguise)
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD): conditions that cause inflammation of the intestinal wall, such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Lupus
Skin Disorders:
• Dermatitis Herpetiformis
• Eczema
• Psoriasis
Leaky Gut
Hyperthyroidism
Chronic Thyroiditis
Female Infertility
Arthritis
General Heathy Lifestyle Choice

If you suffer from any of the above, you may benefit from going gluten free. And please know that while a gluten-free diet can seem daunting at first, it can be well worth the effort if and when it alleviates your symptoms.

Further Reading:
Check out my article on Starting Your Gluten Free Diet here

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