a good read
One of my daughters is sensitive to gluten. I knew it made her seasonal allergies worse, but I didn’t realize some of its other effects until she shared them with me. When she did, it tore my heart out. She said, “Mom, when I eat that stuff, it makes me really sad. I cry and I can’t fall to sleep at night.” Whoa.
Research indicates that one in 133 people have celiac disease (a serious, destructive autoimmune disorder to gluten) in the USA and 6% have gluten-sensitivity (The exact mechanism is still being determined but it does not appear to be destructive like celiac disease–but symptoms may be just as uncomfortable!). The proteins in gluten are very, very, very difficult proteins for our bodies to digest. So what? Haven’t they always been? Well, this has become more problematic in our current time as the bacteria we humans rely on to guard our gut linings have…
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