Have you or someone you love been tested for a gluten allergy and the test came back negative? So you assumed everything was fine, right? Even if you don’t test allergic, you could be intolerant and gluten could be wreaking havoc on your immune system and your body as a whole.
My family has explored a gluten free diet at various times and after reading this article I have linked below, I am planning to once again go completely gluten free in the near future. I’ve had a pediatrician tell me that my daughter’s keratosis pilaris had absolutely nothing to do with a food sensitivity. I don’t buy that! Everything that we put into our bodies will impact us, so why do some doctors still view symptoms as isolated and never try to discover the root cause? It may take some self control, extra planning and preparations, but feeling healthy is worth it! We and our families should pursue being the healthiest we possible can, so don’t ignore the problem if your family is suffering with one or more of these symptoms!
Do you suffer from:
- Digestive issues
- Keratosis Pilaris
- Fatigue, brain fog and exhaustion
- Autoimmune disease
- Dizziness or the feeling of being off balance
- Hormone imbalances
- Migraine headaches
- Chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
- Inflammation, swelling and joint pain
- Mood issues; anxiety, depression, and ADD
What family do you know that does not struggle with at least some of these issues? This list is an eye opening reason to look into going gluten free, if even for a test period to see how you respond.
Do you know that making the switch to a gluten free diet really is not that hard? It means making as many non-gluten choices as possible like substituting veggies, rice or potatoes as a side dish, and choosing gluten free pasta. Learning how to make your baked goods with gluten free flours has never been easier. If you gluten free flour blends that contain rice flours and other starches, they are an easy way to continue baking things you love but simply making a gluten free version. I like this flour blend .
If you are pursuing the healthiest choice possible, coconut or almond flours are more supportive choices than simply substituting gluten for another high sugar starch like rice flour or potato flour. Depending on your health goals and dietary needs you will want to evaluate the various options available to determine what is the right choice for you.
Check out my Gluten Free recipes page for some recipe ideas! And if you want a recipe to get you started check out my Best Gluten Free bread– it is the yummy looking bread pictured at the top of this post! Bet you thought it was a bread you can’t eat and that I put it there to taunt you, huh? Nope! I’m here to help you out!
Want to learn more about gluten intolerance and how to test if you would do better without it? Click here to read the full article at Mind Body Green!
Do you think that you are gluten intolerant? Have you eliminated gluten from your diet? If so, please share your experiences in the comments so that we can all benefit from one another!