Sunday, May 18, 2014

Is Going Gluten-Free Really Just a Fad?

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Since our family began our gluten free journey a few years ago, the way people respond to this information has been varied.

Many people tell me they are so glad they don't have issues with gluten. Others say they choose not to ingest it simply because they want to lose weight. Still others insist it's just a fad and that it's dangerous to go gluten-free because you won't get all the nutrients your body needs without it.

I understand that wrapping your mind around a big change in the diet is tough. In a society packed with everything convenient, the idea of going gluten-free is really overwhelming. I mean, how do you go on a picnic without using bread for sandwiches? What about pizza, spaghetti, desserts?  Don't foods without gluten taste like cardboard?

First of all, I want to say that I really do understand all of those concerns and I would be lying to you if I told you the journey has always been easy. However, I want to encourage you to get informed about gluten. EVEN if you think you don't have any issues with it, you won't regret taking the time to learn more about it. Most people really are uneducated regarding this subject and my desire is to raise awareness and hopefully help the people I care about possibly avoid serious illness and/or at least attain a better quality of life by simply getting informed. Sometimes being a gluten free family is really challenging but for the most part, it honestly is not that hard. There are lots of foods that do not contain gluten, are delicious, and satisfying and they are not difficult to prepare. I post recipes often and you can find them by clicking on the recipe tab at the top of this site. My recipes are all gluten free and you may be surprised to learn that many of them are foods you are already eating and enjoying.

For those of you who really don't understand what the big deal about gluten is all about, please listen to this very educational recording of an interview with Dr. Peter Osborn. He is a leading expert on the subject. He is a medical doctor, chiropractor, fitness trainer and much more. He has treated thousands of patients with great success. You can learn more about all of that on this recording.

If you have Fibromyalgia, muscle and joint aches, short term memory loss or even struggle to remember simple words and phrases at times, or if you have chronic fatigue, diarrhea or constipation or struggle with both, or if you have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, you will want to listen to this. Autoimmune diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and skin rashes and/or conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, infertility or miscarriages, you will definitely want to take the time to get informed. Some of these symptoms are not discussed in this particular recording, but Dr. Osborn has successfully treated many people who suffered from infertility and/or miscarriages and you can find plenty of information regarding this on his site.

This recording is about 40 minutes long, I believe and well worth listening too. It's not boring, and it is packed with very interesting information.
I wrote my own story regarding my health journey and I think you will find it very interesting after you listen to this recording.

Please take the time to get informed on this subject. It could save your life or the life of someone you love and at the very least, it may help bring back the quality of life you desire to enjoy.



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