Gluten Sensitivity Explained – A Disconnect With This Health Issue!

By | October 2, 2013

Gluten Sensitivity Explained

Gluten Sensitivity Explained

Today I want to start at the beginning with gluten sensitivity explained.  There seems to be a huge disconnect between this health issue and the quality of modern grains. We hear almost daily, how healthy grains are in our diet are a good thing and yet soon you will see they just simply are not meant to be a part of our daily food intake.

So who should think about Gluten?

Anyone who is sick! (Dr. Tom O’Bryan)  Here is a quick 2:15-minute video with a great explanation from Dr. O’Bryan “Your condition could be gluten related” worth the watch!  This is why it is so vital that we share this info on gluten sensitivity explained today!


When Explaining Gluten Sensitivity you will hear terms like:

Gluten sensitivity causes Celiac Disease and about 200 other illness such as Osteoporosis, Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Thyroid Disease. Gluten Sensitivity responds differently to each individual and can affect every part of the body. If you take nothing else away from today this is a very important point!  According to Dr. O’Bryan, “it does not matter on your symptoms if your present protocols are not working consider gluten as the problem.”

Gluten Allergy, allergy to gluten; the immune system does not like gluten.

Gluten Intolerance now considered an inability to tolerate gluten; here the body simply cannot tolerate gluten. Gluten Sensitivity is a meshing of the two.

What is gluten?   Gluten is a mix of proteins found in all grains. Gluten has two main parts, Promalines and Glutelins.  Promalines are in all grains and each grain has its own types of gluten and concentrations of gluten.

Grain is the seed of a grass.

The seed has a casing, a starchy endosperm that contains 90% of the protein, which includes the gluten.  So any flour made with the starchy endosperm contains Promalines (remember Promalines are gluten) and possibly toxic to someone who is sensitive or intolerant. Do you see the problem with grains? I can assure you I did not get it at all.  I was stuffing grains into me because they are meant to be good for us and yet every day I was feeling worse and worse as a result of it.

Did we always eat grains?

Hunter gathers diets included 100 -200 species of meats, fruits, and vegetable.  Yet as the diet of man became agricultural based there were only 20-30 species and in some cultures, 80% of calories came from a single grain staple. At the same time was the introduction of chronic degenerative diseases.

If we look to the food pyramid to guide us for eating, it suggests eleven servings of grain and fifty percent of that is whole grains. Yet the way grains we grow today they get sprayed with fungicides and pesticides in the field, which produce xenoestrogens that definitely cause problems with hormones and diseases like breast cancer, endometriosis, fibrocystic breast disease and in men prostate cancer.  When the grains are stored, more pesticides are used. As the grains go into processing, they add dough conditioners and preservatives.  With all of the chemicals, additives it is easy to see why the need eliminate grains from the diet. (Dr. Osborne)

So what does this mean for you and me?

Grains are a poor source of Omega 3 and a high source of Omega 6, which causes inflammation and inflammation is a leading cause of illness in our modern world. Grains cause insulin to increase, cause loss of magnesium, and cause an individual store excess fat!  As more parents give infants grains at such a young age, they are being set up for a lifetime of poor health.

To recap, gluten sensitivity is a combination of an allergy to gluten and the body not tolerating it.  Gluten sensitivity causes Celiac Disease and over two hundred other diseases.

A person with Gluten sensitivity must eliminate all wheat, grains, and gluten from the diet for improved health.  We have learned that grains are a high source of Omega 6 and that is not a good thing.  There is no such thing as eating a little bit of gluten on a gluten-free diet!

So, are grains beneficial for anyone today!  I think not and the proof is in the history of grains. There is no benefit to eat grains whether gluten sensitive or not!

Dr. O’Bryan said this about gluten ” No Human Can Digest Gluten.”

The simple strategy to find out how gluten is affecting you is to stop all gluten, grains, wheat for 30 days, then eat gluten.  You will see right away how you feel. A LINK “Foods that contain Gluten”  to help you for the next 30 days.

In this post Gluten Sensitivity Explained, my purpose was to give you the reader an eye-opening explanation of What Gluten Is and How it may be causing your challenges with your health.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to let me know how I can help.  Share your comments, like and share if you found value in this post.

The Gluten Summit

29 experts and opinion leaders gathered to prove to the world that it MUST ask, “Could health issues be caused by gluten?”  THE ANSWERS THEY GAVE WERE ASTONISHING!  Is gluten the cause of your health problems? It very well could be. Fortunately, Dr. Tom O’Bryan has made it part of his personal mission to move this question into today’s conversations between patients and healthcare professionals. Asking it could, potentially, improve the lives of millions now instead of years from now, which is how long it often takes for groundbreaking research to make it to mainstream practice.

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10 thoughts on “Gluten Sensitivity Explained – A Disconnect With This Health Issue!


    Such a great post,

    One of my boy’s seems allergic to most things..

    The biggest NO NO is milk and chocolate

    That said have you ever tried to tell a 3 year old he can’t have chocolate?

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Definitely milk is not a good thing to have for kids. Is your little one magnesium deficient? Chocolate cravings can happen because of that reason? This may help -//

  2. Debra Westbrook

    Thanks for this. Very informative. Did not know a lot of this at all so I learned quite a bit.

  3. Lillian Moffitt

    I definitely need to go gluten free. However, there are a LOT of obstacles to doing so. I’m going to show this information to my family members and see if I can get them on board with doing a 30 day gluten fast and see how we all feel.

    Thanks for this info.

    Be well,

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for connecting Lillian. For sure there are many obstacles in gluten free living! To avoid overwhelm take it one step at a time. Making your decision to do the 30 day gluten fast is the first step. Making that decision will propel you to make the next decision that is best for you! Then do that! Let me know if I can help you.

  4. Jenn Alex Brockman

    I had a celiac sufferer on our radio show a while back. It was very interesting to see. There is a lot of talk about gluten free diets in the autism community too.

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for connecting. Yes gluten is coming up in so many health problems, over 200 in fact. Gluten Free is coming up in autism, ADD, ADHA, Alzheimers, to name a few of the illnesses that can be related to gluten.

  5. Wendy Bottrell Post author

    Thank you! Yes for sure that is a great suggestion. Gluten is the glue that holds ingredients together! 🙂

  6. Wendy Bottrell Post author

    Yes for sure gluten can cause headaches! As gluten sensitivity can lead to Celiac Disease eliminating all gluten, wheat and grains is essential for good health. Let me know if I can help. 🙂


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