Less than 1% of population has celiac disease, a condition in which gluten consumption causes direct destruction of the gut lining. The issue of avoiding gluten in this rare disease isn’t really up for debate.
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is something different. Some suggest 20% or more may have this sort of "gluten sensitivity," meaning that consumption of gluten causes gastrointestinal issues, potentially leading to systemic inflammatory conditions skin issues, joint pain, and autoimmune conditions.
In this episode we unpack the deep and controversial topic. We discuss the potential issues from consuming gluten containing grains and also how to cultivate digestive resilience to reverse a “gluten sensitivity.” You’ll learn the risks and benefits from consuming a “gluten-free” diet as well as how to do so healthfully, if you so choose!
Some highlights from the episode
Links to some more good stuff
- ALL NEW EAT MORE, WEIGH LESS PROGRAM - www.alter.health/eat-more-weigh-less
- 1-on-1 Nutritional Analysis Package - www.alter.health/nutritional-analysis
- Get the Alter Health weekly WFPB Meal Guides: www.alter.health/meal-guides
- Work with us in the Thrive on Plants program: www.alter.health/thrive-on-plants