To be classified as “certified gluten-free,” a food must contain less than 30 parts per million of gluten. However, those who suffer from the auto-immune illness, Celiac disease, have been known to develop reactions caused by foods with gluten levels as low as 3 parts per million.
More than 18 million Americans are suffering from some form of gluten sensitivity, which can lead to minor health issues such as a rash or create more serious conditions such seizures, arthritis, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. There are many hidden sources of gluten, especially in packaged produces, so be sure to look for the “certified gluten free” seal.
In addition to gluten sensitivities that some individuals have, conventionally raised glutenous grains can cause havoc on your digestive system since most of these crops (and most non-organic crops in general) are sprayed with a dangerous herbicide called Roundup – which contains a compound called glyphosate which is very harmful when ingested. High levels of glyphosate in your diet are linked to a number of disorders and illness including leaky gut and cancer.
Our team at Dr. Creek Weight Loss takes gluten issues seriously since it can be a catalyst for many chronic illnesses – and we utilize special testing that goes further than more standardized tests (that frequently fail to detect gluten sensitivity).
Combining this information with other advanced treatment methods, we can help you develop and maintain a gluten-conscious diet (without turning your life upside-down) that will allow your body to heal, regain its energy and thrive in the long term. Dr. Creek Weight Loss offers wide range of resources around maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle.