You visit the doctor regularly to maintain your health.
That’s certainly smart. Before your next appointment, however, consider this: when was the last time your doctor asked about your diet?
Although physicians are perfectly aware of the connection between our health and the food we put into our body, this is a question they rarely, if ever, pose. They appear to be more interested in prescribing medications than treating and preventing health problems in a more natural and effective way. This is especially disconcerting as more and more people suffer from wheat sensitivity, allergy, or celiac disease.
The problem with wheat is caused by gluten, one of the proteins found in modern-day wheat.
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It can damage the smaller intestine and make digesting wheat difficult or impossible. It can cause fatigue, nausea, diarrhea and other, more serious discomforts, such as damaging the small intestine. Celiac disease is serious, and physicians need to start paying attention.
Processed wheat, which is found everywhere, isn’t healthy for anyone. For people with celiac disease, it can be a daily nightmare. That is why going gluten-free is becoming increasingly popular. People are learning the effects of modern wheat and are starting to take control of their own health.
For people who are sensitive or allergic to wheat, going gluten-free can be life-changing. It can help them rid the body of irritating toxins and help them function normally again. For others, who are not gluten-sensitive, abstaining from gluten is a way of eating healthier, feeling better, and having more energy.
Food matters. What we consume is critical to our health. The fact is, gluten adds little to our lives but can cause considerable damage. Going gluten-free is a return to eating in a way that promotes optimum health and wellbeing. For anyone who believes that we have been eating wheat for thousands of years without a problem, you will soon learn why that is incorrect.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 – Wheat and Celiac Disease – The Downside of Gluten
Chapter 2 – Shopping Gluten-Free
- Have a Plan
- You at the Supermarket
Chapter 3 – Getting Started with the Gluten-Free Life
- A Gluten-Free Kitchen
- Cleaning Out the Bathroom
- You and Booze
- Gluten and Your Medicine Cabinet
- Gluten-Free Pantry
- Necessary Foods in Your Pantry
Chapter 4 – Dining Out and Being Social
- What’s For Dinner?
- You’ve Met Mr. or Ms. Right
- You’re the Host
- Finding a Restaurant
- Make Gluten-Free Friends
Chapter 5 – Avoiding the Pitfalls of Gluten-Free
- Traveling Gluten-Free
Chapter 6 – Emotional Obstacles to Having Celiac Disease
- When You Are Tempted to Cheat
- Taking Control of Your Emotions
Chapter 7 – Gluten, ADHD and Autism
- Gluten-Free and Autism
- Beware of Chocolate
Chapter 8 – Adapting Your Diet to Gluten-Free
- Baking Your Favorite Treats the Gluten-Free Way
- Making Good Substitutions in Your Recipes