Celiac & Gluten Intolerance

Be Gluten Aware – May is Celiac Awareness Month

Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the lining of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. The only treatment is to live Gluten-Free! However, avoiding wheat and gluten may result in an abnormal and unhealthy mix of bacteria in your gut.

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Prebiotics and the Gluten-Free Diet

Recently, research has discovered that Americans may get 70-80% of these good prebiotic fibers from wheat. Additionally, current research has shown that when anyone goes on a gluten-free diet, there is a deterioration in the good bacterial mix in the colon. This, in turn, may result in fewer health benefits that flourishing healthy gut bacteria can supply.

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Gluten Intolerance and No Celiac! Wow! It Is Real and Now Proven!

Gluten intolerance in the absence of celiac disease is now proven by a randomized controlled clinical study. When wheat is eliminated from the diet, so, too, is the profound benefit of prebiotics. Eating other vegetables rich in prebiotics but gluten free is the answer. So too is our dietary supplement, Prebiotin, a gluten free but prebiotic rich fiber derived from powdered chicory root.

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Celiac, Gluten, Gliadin and the gut Microbiota

People with celiac disease even when they are on a gluten free diet have an abnormal bacterial makeup within the gut. This, in turn, leads to more inflammation in the gut wall and all the symptoms of celiac and perhaps gluten intolerance as well. A GFD is the first thing that needs to be done. But prebiotics in gluten free foods also are a must. These will help to resore the gut bacteria to its healthiest composition.

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PREBIOTICS: An Important Nutrient for the Gluten Intolerant

For the celiac and gluten intolerant, a gluten free diet is tough to follow but it is the only treatment available. For most people, wheat contains the major source of prebiotics for the best growth of good colon bacteria. The diet for the celiac and gluten intolerant, therefore, must not only remove gluten in all its forms, but must add those foods that are known to be gluten free and prebiotic rich. A prebiotic rich supplement should also be considered.

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Do You Still Have Symptoms On A Gluten Free Diet?

The bacterial makeup of the gut deteriorates significantly in people with celiac’s disease or gluten intolerance when gluten is removed from there diet.

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