11 Sep 2012

The Author

Sheryl Goldstein
Sheryl is the founder of The No Gluten Solution: Feeding Family and Friends, which is the culmination of her talents, skills, and her personal desire to develop an effortless style of cooking good food, making her guests comfortable, and always having an excuse for a dinner party.


Are You Really Gluten ...

How often are you hearing, “Oh, I didn’t feel good so I gave up gluten.” Or, “I lost weight because I cut gluten out of my diet.” Is being gluten-free really a panacea for all that ails you?


Not a week goes by that someone I know, or his or her friend or family member has become gluten-free. These people have decided that they feel better after they have eliminated gluten from their diets.  In addition, doctors, nutritionists, and all varieties of healers are suggesting that a gluten-free diet might just cure what’s ailing them.


It is being documented in medical journals that more and more people are getting sick from wheat, rye and barely, but the reasons are unclear.  Is it because more people are being tested for Celiac disease?  Is it because we are eating more gluten than ever before and our bodies can’t handle the overload?  Is it because of the cross breeding of the seeds, that make the grains unable to be processed by our bodies?


In an article published in the July 2012 “American Journal of Gastroenterology”, Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Joseph Murray, along with colleagues, compared blood samples taken from Americans in the 1950s and compared them with samples taken from people today and determined that celiac disease is increasing.  The research confirms the estimate that about 1% of US adults have celiac today, which accounts for almost 2 million Americans.   The research also shows that celiac is four times more common today than 50 years ago. http://www.nature.com/ajg/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ajg2012219a.html


So, who knows for sure whether eliminating gluten will cure what ails you?  I certainly don’t, but if you think you will feel better, you probably will.  And, frankly there is no downside to trying it for a while and see how you feel.




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