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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gluten Free January

Here's something to try if you want to do something to improve your health.


I found notice of this on Rob Wolf's blog (along with the groovy picture above).

There's a movement afoot to get people to spend a month gluten free, just to see if it makes a positive difference in their overall health and well-being.

There is a website devoted to getting people to participate in the event, located here

For a good number of people there's some real benefit to this, even if they don't show overt symptoms of gluten intolerance or celiac disease. If you have metabolic syndrome or diabetes, it could change your life in a big way.

It's also a great way to drop weight, since gluten containing foods are also some of the most high carb.

Give it a try for a month and see if it makes a difference in how you feel and how much energy our have.

You can find lists of gluten containing foods here and here.

4 comments:

Salma Amelia said...

Dear Mushtaq,
Thank you for talking about this and making people aware of the possibility that there may be a simple solution to their digestive woes. Many people suffer needlessly and for years on end without finding relief because of gluten. I was (am) one of them, so this is a cause that is near and dear to my heart.

Salma

Jason said...

A gluten-free diet has made a large impact on my wife's anxiety and my son's asperger symptoms not to mention my blood glucose levels. It has been challenging but well worth it.

WTF? Over! said...

My question is have people always been affected by gluten as they are today? Or has the wheat changed somehow in recent years.

Mushtaq Ali said...

It does seem so. Take a look at paleolithic hunter-gather body size vs that of neolithic farmers for starters.