While it is easy to dismiss gluten allergies as a new-age fad, there is actually significant science behind it that demonstrates the serious implications of gluten consumption on one’s health.
While gluten issues frequently manifest in the GI tract, it’s important to note the commonly overlooked neurological effects of gluten such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, and brain fog.
What Is Gluten?
Gluten is a protein molecule that can be found in most oats, wheat, barley, rye, and the grains. Most breads you come across will likely have gluten in them. Consequently, most nuts, seeds, meats, eggs, dairy, fruit, and vegetables are gluten-free.
To be classified as “gluten-free,” a food must contain less than 30 parts per million of gluten. However, those who suffer from a strong allergy or Celiac’s 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 currently suffering from some form of gluten sensitivity – and such a sensitivity can lead to conditions as minor as a rash to as serious as a seizure.
In other words, those with a gluten sensitivity cannot rely on food packages’ labels alone. To make matters worse, most traditional clinicians only look for gluten sensitivity in the GI tract and don’t heed possible signs throughout the rest of the body.
Our team at CMass Health and Wellness, MD approaches gluten sensitivity in a unique manner that differentiates ourselves from most conventional practices.
While there are special blood tests that go further than the standard tests (analyzing a larger number of gluten peptides), our approach oftentimes involves an elimination diet supported by targeted supplementation.
Over the course of several weeks, we will help our patients reintroduce certain foods… carefully monitoring for adverse reactions.
Whether your digestive or neurological symptoms are caused by gluten, be sure to schedule a free discovery call to explore whether partnering with our team at CMass Health and Wellness, MD is the right step!
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