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The Gluten-Free Diet Fad?

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:04pm

There is a lot more talk out there these days about the dangers of gluten.  Some people have full blown celiac disease, where their body can be severely damaged by ingesting gluten. Others have a mild, moderate or severe intolerance to gluten and gliadin in their diet.  At LTP Natural Medical Center I test patients for gluten intolerance through an IgG blood test that looks for specific foods that the body mounts an immune response to.  When those foods are eliminated from the diet, patients feel better. And gluten is often on the list.  So while some skeptics will say that gluten-free is just a fad, I do not agree.  This is a very real condition, even for patients not diagnosed with celiac disease.  Going deeper, however, I find that if we focus on testing for, and repairing the integrity of the digestive tract, these food intolerance’s fall away.  So if we want to go to the root cause, I would say compromised digestion is the place to look.

-Dr. Gina

There is a lot more talk out there these days about the dangers of gluten.  Some people have full blown celiac disease, where their body can be severely damaged by ingesting gluten. Others have a mild, moderate or severe intolerance to gluten and gliadin in their diet.  At LTP Natural Medical Center I test patients for gluten intolerance through an IgG blood test that looks for specific foods that the body mounts an immune response to.  When those foods are eliminated from the diet, patients feel better. And gluten is often on the list.  So while some skeptics will say that gluten-free is just a fad, I do not agree.  This is a very real condition, even for patients not diagnosed with celiac disease.  Going deeper, however, I find that if we focus on testing for, and repairing the integrity of the digestive tract, these food intolerance’s fall away.  So if we want to go to the root cause, I would say compromised digestion is the place to look.

-Dr. Gina

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