Will a Gluten Free Diet Improve your Health?
My brother phoned last night to tell me about an article he read on CNN.com
It’s definitely a worthy read and a story many of us can relate to. I’ve always wondered why some people choose to eliminate gluten from their diet on certain occasions yet continue to eat foods containing gluten on others. For me, it’s not a choice, and I must read every label so as not to be glutened and become sick. But after reading the article, I understand that some people avoid gluten for the health benefits, not because of an allergy, intolerance, or celiac disease, they find noticeable benefits in avoiding gluten. The article is very informative calling gluten tolerance a ‘moving target’ and noting that there is probably some kind of gluten intolerance in all of us.
Last week I found another helpful tip that I’d like to share. Being that my full time job has me tapping away at my laptop 8 hours a day and Gluten Free Spinner adds another 4-6 hours, I noticed my neck and shoulders were suffering because of it. So last week I visited Dr. Tricia Hadley, DC, who is a holistic chiropractor and practices kinesiology at Fusion Life Spa. My sister has seen Dr. Hadley many times and also brings my nephew who has downs syndrome to her for treatments. Both of them have noticed remarkable improvements in their overall health. When Dr. Hadley asked for a brief history, I mentioned I had been living gluten free for over a year after having many health issues and it has changed my life. She told me about a DNA test you can order online to test your predisposition to gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. The test can be ordered here . It’s quite expensive (around $400) and I’ve yet to research or order the test, but take a look if you are interested. Since I’ve been gluten free for so long, DNA testing is the only test (non-invasive) that can determine my intolerance to gluten. I’m not sure I’m willing to spend the $400 to confirm what I already know…gluten makes me sick, I no longer have any health issues, and that’s enough proof for me.
Here’s to living healthier lives through diet, exercise, positive influences and energies around us. Here’s to living gluten free and never missing a beat.