I have no problems digesting gluten, and love it! I love all whole grains in all of their forms, and even make my own seitan (wheat gluten protein) from time to time. Yum!
09/18/2010 - 9:36am
I don't believe you can go wrong eating natural foods unless, of course, you have an intolerance problem.
09/17/2010 - 9:20am
For people with celiac disease it is vital to avoid gluten; for the rest of us consuming these foods in their whole grain forms provides vitamins, minerals and fiber. We have to remember not to overdo the portions, but avoiding them altogether should only be for people with a diagnosis.
09/16/2010 - 1:15pm
I have eliminated bread from my diet but still enjoy Pitta Bread toast which has no yeast. This has made all the difference, less tired, don't fall asleep watching TV and less bloating. Many people who think they have a gluten problem actually have a yeast problem.
09/16/2010 - 7:52am
And another thing... NIH estimates 1 in 133 Americans have CELIAC. Far more have an intolerance. People die of this disease. Don't make hem feel like they should avoid being trendy or ignore their instincts when they suspect a gluten issue.
09/15/2010 - 10:00pm
I've tried some of the gluten free foods that are available; they are pretty good. I've tried quinoa (really good and easy to make in the microwave), tried brown rice (didn't like as much), tried GF breakfast cereals (not bad), haven't tried everything yet.
09/15/2010 - 2:13pm
My daughter was diagnosed with chrons disease. We found by making her food gluten free, she has eliminated many of her severe symptoms. I am also a director of a large emergency department. Patients coming in symptomatic from celiac and chrons, I have advised them of trying gluten free. Several came back and reported the majority of their severe symptoms have subsided.
09/10/2010 - 10:36pm
I love eating whole grains, but I am having problems with them. Have tried the gluten free and have made some wonderful foods, which I will continue to use. I do feel a lot better when not eating gluten, so in the end my have to go gluten free, although it is harder and expensive.
09/10/2010 - 4:51pm
My dad was diagnosed gluten intolerant - the stage just before full blown Celiac Disease. It was making him very sick. And my eldest daughter has discovered eating anything with gluten makes her ill and have digestion issues. Doctors seem to think there may be a hereditary link and since my parents will be moving in with us next year, I have been practicing and learning to go gluten free most of the time.
09/10/2010 - 12:17pm
I am taking the advice of my personal trainer that gluten quickly turns to insulin in the body and burns before fat. Also gluten makes the body bloat, especially in the stomach. After 3 weeks of a gluten free diet I noticed a dress size decrease in my waist. After a 3 day weekend of indulging on wheat, that decrease was gone.