Going Gluten-Free

Going Gluten-Free



MARIANNE KEHOE

I had to become gluten-free, and I know it sounds like just a trend, but I truly think this should be necessary for everyone. More and more people are becoming aware of the connection between their diets and the way they feel. Gluten contributes so much to the inflammation in your gut, and is one of the main reasons why so many people have stomach problems, which eventually can lead to more serious health issues later in life.

It makes sense why we like foods that contain gluten: it binds foods together and helps them hold their shape, basically inflating food, making it look and taste better. It's in all the "yummy" packaged foods, which includes so much of the American diet today. I wasn't aware it is even in soy sauce, barley, potato chips, alcohol—the list goes on and on. Now I read more labels and ask more questions.

I have done extensive research for years because of my own stomach and skin conditions, and have seen a big difference by changing up my diet. Clients that have experienced rosacea, dermatitis, and eczema, have no more breakouts. Others that had stomach problems, and were taking medication to treat them, are no longer taking anything. Avoiding gluten takes discipline and isn't always easy, but it does work. Remember, you’re worth it!