What is Gluten? And You May Be Surprised To Know

By | January 25, 2013

What Is Gluten?

what is glutenToday we will try to answer the question, What is Gluten? So, yesterday I wrote a post on how we are over consuming processed foods.  Processed foods contain ingredients that are very low in nutritional value.  Many of these processed foods contain Gluten.

So, What is Gluten?

Gluten is actually a protein that’s found in some grains.  You’ll find this protein in wheat, rye, and barley.  It’s not found in oats, but some oats get exposed to other grains during processing so it’s possible to be exposed to it from eating them.

It’s in all grains and it might be challenging you in ways you haven’t ever thought about until now!

If you have a gluten allergy, eating foods high in gluten can be a miserable experience.  You may find that you feel bloated and have digestive problems.  You may also find that you have a hard time losing weight while some people lose weight because of malnutrition.

Gluten intolerance can also make you feel fatigued and have headaches after eating grains that contain gluten.  It can also lead to skin problems such as eczema.  You may also have problems with irritability and even depression as a result of this allergy.

Today’s post I have included a very short video with Dr. Tom O’Bryan (www.TheDr.com) and Sean Croxton (www.undergroundwellness.com).

Dr. O’Bryan explains what is gluten.

You may be surprised that Gluten can be taken into the body in many different ways!  Check this out.  The most common sources of hidden gluten: Some Alcohol (beer, malt beverages and grain alcohols), Cosmetics, dressings, sauces,  many fried foods are coated with wheat or are cross contaminated in the fryer, malt vinegar, some medications, vitamins, as I indicated earlier processed and packaged foods.

Reading labels is important if gluten is an issue.

Gluten Free Food Is About Eating  Real, Local and Organic Food

What I have learned over the past few years is that it is vital for improved health and wellbeing to eat REAL FOOD!  It is even better for your health to eat real, organic and local if at all possible.

Here is what I mean, you will not improve your health if you continue to eat crap, processed, sugared, cross-contaminated foods. Some may even call these kinds of processed foods, Franken foods. Never!  It just won’t happen and this is crucial to understand.

Everything that you buy, prepare and eat must be real food with few if any ingredients. No ingredient label for example.

Why, because this is what nature intended you to eat and in the past few decades we have outsourced our quality of food choice to manufacturers who don’t really care about your good health.

Again choose REAL FOOD!

Here is the link for safe gluten free food.

Here is the unsafe food list.

You can find more info at www.TheDr.com and www.celiac.com 

This post is simply information.  Always speak with your primary health caregiver.

Today we simply wanted to begin the conversation and learn what is gluten?

Be sure to check out The Gluten Summit for all the answers!what is gluten

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.

The Gluten Summit is packed with so much information—answers you’ll need to start the conversation to determine whether gluten impacts your health—you’ll not only watch it once but also keep it on hand for future reference!

Talk soon. Be sure to leave your comments and questions on the topic of what is gluten in the comments below.

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10 thoughts on “What is Gluten? And You May Be Surprised To Know

  1. Janice

    Great post. My Dad has Coeliac disease so know how taxing it can be. More info available these days fortunately 🙂

  2. Audrey

    Great Info,Thanks for the post and book recomendation! We are looking into removing gluten from our son diet to see if will help( he has Autism)

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for connecting Audrey. Dr. Tom O’Bryan has some interesting info on gluten and autism. At his site he also lists all Doctors that specialize more in gluten health issues. Removing gluten has made a huge difference in my life. Let me know if I can help. Best Regards, Wendy

  3. Jodene

    Thank you for sharing this info. I didn’t realize how many foods contained gluten, and didn’t even know that it could also be found in cosmetics!
    ~ Jodene

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      I know I was surprised when I first found out gluten was in cosmetics and personal care products. That is why I use only Certified Organic Personal care products including deoderant and toothpaste. Thanks for connecting Jodene.

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thank you! Yes you know the saying”You Are What You Eat”! 🙂

  4. Stella Scott

    Well, as soon as you point with one fat finger in one direction substance wise, it looses all nuances in my world. It is not as simple as “gluten is all bad”!

    One huge problem with wheat today is that so much of it is GMO wheat. The GMO processing in itself harms gluten. Actually it all crops and we haven’t seen anything yet I think, when it comes to what it is doing to our bodies and our planet. Don’t manipulate genes and don’t mix genes into places they where not meant be to begin with!

    And no, we have no gluten, no wheat at all in our products due to this sensitivity problem. 🙂


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