Things You Must Know about Gluten

Being that my oldest son has Celiac Disease for us its been quite a journey.  I had to relearn a few things about cooking but its been a true blessing as it has pushed me beyond my culinary expertise to a world full of flour free cakes, delicious dishes and gluten free snacks.  I actually created a website to publish research and articles for people with Celiac Disease and or Gluten Intolerance.  You can visit by going to

Today I wanted to share with you a really good article written by: Craig Stellpflug from Natural News with the hopes  that it helps you determine if avoiding gluten is the right thing for you.

In the 1920s, the US government found that animals fed a diet of white flour developed serious neurological diseases and died. Instead of banning this deadly product like they should have, the FDA declared that most white flour products must be “enriched” with iron and a few vitamins to “correct” the problem. Unfortunately, this decision has helped create an even more insidious situation that results in diabetes, heart disease and cancer for millions of people.

Gluten sensitivity

Gluten sensitivity is becoming a raging epidemic today. Gluten sensitivity is not a disease and therefore has no cure. Gluten sensitivity is triggered by eating products containing gluten. The only way to avoid its complications is to stay away from food products containing gluten.

There are 35 diseases that can be caused by eating gluten listed in a review in the New England Journal of Medicine. Some of these symptoms are: arthritis, ADHD, depression, anxiety, IBS, lupus, frequent headaches, fatigue, eczema, loss of muscle coordination, osteoporosis, a weakened immune system, fungal overgrowth, organ inflammation, weight loss/weight gain, and malnutrition.

Gluten sensitivity increases your risk for type 1 diabetes, obesity, gastrointestinal cancers, brain disorders, autism and thyroid disease.

To read the rest of this article click here.


2 thoughts on “Things You Must Know about Gluten

  1. Ahhhhhh! So what are we to do? It seems like EVERYTHING has gluten in it these days in some form or another. And if it’s not gluten, it’s too much sugar or salt or the wrong kind of fat. Even simple stuff. My 2 yo daughter loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. More and more I feel like I can’t even give her that anymore. How can I pack her a healthy lunch, avoid gluten and not feed her just fruits and veggies? It just seems like it’s getting harder and harder. Thanks for all you do LCO!

    • I know how you feel. But after playing around in the kitchen you can make many awesome treats and breads. Coconut, almond, quinoa and brown rice flour are great substitutes for baking and making treats and pancakes. You can find some recipes on my sister site below.

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