When I was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2007, I had no idea what gluten-free food was. I’d never heard of it before and I definitely didn’t know where to buy it.
But at the time, sales of gluten-free food were on the rise and had just reached $926 Million. (1 PPT)
Fast forward to 2013, where SPINS, a market research firm that covers the natural product industry, reported a total of $12.4 billion in gluten-free sales during the 52 weeks leading up to August 4, 2012. (2)
(That’s 13.4X growth in 5 years!)
The “gluten-free” food industry is making a TON of money, while conditions like Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are trending on Twitter and gaining more awareness each year.
TIME labeled the gluten-free movement #2 on its top 10 list of food trends for 2012…
Not only that, Domino’s now serves gluten-free pizza…
Should a Non-Celiac be gluten-free? This used to get you laughed out of a doctor’s office. But the idea that gluten sensitivity is real has recently received some validation in the research, which is great news for all the Non-Celiacs who have been telling their doctors this for years. This past Sunday, a gluten expert panel spent an hour covering these ideas and more common questions about gluten. [click to continue…]
As we discussed in my previous article in this series, the foundation of an effective Celiac Disease treatment plan starts with a real food diet that goes beyond gluten-free junk food.
Reversing Celiac Disease is a three-headed monster. We’re up against inflammation, leaky gut, and Gut Dysbiosis. To be brutally honest with you: slaying a three-headed monster takes everything we’ve got.
And supplements are a critical part of “everything we’ve got.”
A word of caution… to supplement literally means, “something added to complete a thing, supply a deficiency, or reinforce or extend a whole.”
Supplements are a “supplement” for a reason. They support the whole of a treatment plan. They plug holes and deficiencies to reinforce what we’re already doing.
So, if you’re reading this and treating Celiac Disease with a gluten-free diet, the truth is supplements aren’t going to help much until you take your treatment plan seriously and stop eating processed foods.
If you’ve got diet handled and you’re ready to take your health to the next level, I’m going to share why everyone with Celiac Disease should take vitamin D. [click to continue…]
“What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others.”—Lucretius
Today, even the smallest grocery stores across America are beginning to carry gluten-free foods in a “healthy living” section, right next to the green tea.
Gluten-Free foods are becoming ubiquitous and synonymous with living a healthy lifestyle… even for people without Celiac Disease.
But is gluten-free really healthy? Will it make Celiac Disease a distant memory?
I’m here to tell you no… and there’s a lot to talk about.
The Gluten-Free Diet is the Wrong Prescription for Celiac Disease
In the last part of this series, I showed you that the Gluten-Free Diet isn’t enough to treat Celiac Disease patients and anyone using it as their only treatment protocol is at risk for dying much sooner than they should.
Evidence is piling up that high inflammation, poor vitamin status, and leaky gut persist on a gluten-free diet, which leads to one thing: untreated Celiac Disease…
But what could possibly be wrong with a gluten-free diet? Doesn’t gluten cause Celiac Disease?
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