Gluten is a combination of two protein molecules found in wheat, barley, and rye which make up the bulk of most commercial breads, crackers, baking flour, and pastas. However most whole foods apart from wheat, barley, and rye, like nuts, seeds, meats, eggs, fruit, and vegetables are %100 gluten-free if they’ve had no processing.
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 suffering from some form of gluten sensitivity, which can lead minor health issues such as a rash or even 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.
The team at Integrative Therapies Wellness Center takes gluten issues seriously since it can be a catalysts for many chronic illnesses and utilizes advanced testing that goes further than more standardized tests which almost always misses 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. Integrative Therapies Wellness Center offers wide range of resources around maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle.