So I’ve been talking to people for a while now about gluten and gluten free diets and I’m often met with skepticism.
The awareness of the long term negative effects of gluten although documented and evidenced is just not there in the public domain. And it’s hard to believe its bad for you when so many everyday foods we consume contain it (another issue for another day!).
Among the serious diseases that can be caused, sometimes wholly or in part by gluten are neurological disorders such as Cerebelar Ataxia, digestive diseases like Irritable Bowel Syndrome and auto-immune diseases like Coeliac.
It’s basically got to do with our sensitivity to the proteins in the gluten that get broken down during digestion. I won’t go into too much detail now as I plan to do a whole article on in the coming months.
In this short video Dr Gerard Mullin discusses briefly why gluten has become as issue over the years and points to new research linking gluten to auto-immune disease.
He also suggests that people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS could benefit from a gluten free diet.
There’s more interesting stuff from ihealthtube.com but for now, enjoy this video…