Do any women have experiences to share with cutting out gluten? I’ve heard a lot about it and may just try it!

2 Answers

  1. cristinag wrote on :

    I am licensed Physical Therapist in my own practice, nutrition is my passion. My advise to you , unless you are sick and has been diagnosed with Celiac disease or other tue health issues, there is no reason to be gluten free. Often its just a tend…

  2. JeanneAndrus wrote on :

    Many people have a sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in some grains (wheat, barley, and rye). Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s reaction to the presence of gluten causes inflammation and damage to1 the small intestine. It may be diagnosed at any time in someone’s life and has a strong genetic component. Gluten sensitivity (or intolerance) is more like an allergic reaction to gluten. It may develop at any time of your life and many women develop a sensitivity to gluten in their perimenopausal years.

    Symptoms of celiac and gluten sensitivity are similar and include digestive disorders, skin problems, joint pain and brain fog.

    If you are having symptoms like these, going gluten-free is definitely worth testing. Simply try a gluten-free diet for 7-10 days and monitor your symptoms. Even if you don’t have symptoms, it can be helpful to try gluten-free for a period to see if you “feel better” without it.

    Ok, now, to the other question. Are grains, in general, good for you or bad for you? There is mounting evidence that many people don’t tolerate grains well and that weight loss and general health are improved when grains (all grains, not just the ones containing gluten) are removed from your diet. This is one of the basic tenets of the Paleo diet.

    So, if you are having symptoms, it’s definitely worth a try. If you are more interested in weight loss, then taking a look at a Paleo type diet is one very good choice.

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