Wednesday 2-1-2012

Wednesday 2-1-2012

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GLUTEN

Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other grains. Humans have been eating gluten for upwards of 10,000 years in agrarian societies and even longer in hunter-gatherer tribes that wild-harvested their grains. About 50 years ago gluten was identified as the culprit in celiac’s disease, a disease associated with severe intestinal disturbances.  Although Celiac’s disease is much better understood, gluten sensitivity is not a concept that has been well understood, until now. A recent study in the journal BMC Medicine sheds some light on a condition that Naturopaths and other nutritional experts have been treating for a long time, gluten sensitivity.