Fad or Fact
1 in 133 Americans has Celiac Disease. 83% of Americans with Celiac are misdiagnosed. There are 0 pharmaceutical treatments or cures for Celiac disease.
Many people still thing eating gluten free is a fad. It is becoming more common place but for medical reasons. For some it is literally life saving measures. And others it is the difference between feeling sick and feeling good each day.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Some times also in oats because of cross pollenation while growing. For those who are affected by gluten the body cannot break it down and it wreaks havoc on their digestive system. Gluten aslo causes inflammation in the body which affects other areas of the body such as arthritis, and those with auto immune disease.
For those who have had a celiac diagnoses, they cannot have any gluten. And even in that the issues that gluten casuses for them varies from serious to life threatening.
Some of the symptoms from gluten can be rashes, psoriasis, migranes, headaches, joint pain, fatigue, depression, brain fog, gas, cramping and bloating, weight gain or loss, anxiety and even dental issues.
The level of gluten sensitivity for people varies also. Some products are made in a certified gluten free facility. While others are made just using gluten free ingredients.
If gluten free cooking is important to you, then when we do an interview to find out all your likes, dislikes and allergies it is important for me to know so I can avoid cross contamination when preparing food for you!
Here is a quick guide to Gluten Free:
Almond/Nut Flours Quinoa, Amaranth, Rice, Buckwheat, Corn, Sorghum, Millet, Tapioca/Cassava, Oat, Teff.
Barley, Rye, Spelt
Bran, Bulgur, Durum, Einkorn, Emmer, Farro, Freekeh, Graham, Kamut, Semolina, Triticale, Wheat.
Hope This Info will Help You!