We're a family of two dedicated to evangelizing the public about the benefits of a gluten-free diet. Our journey wasn't easy. We learned the hard way about the detrimental effects gluten can have on the gut, the mind, joints and muscles to name a few. And we learned it can take years to manifest itself. Many doctors are given minimal education/training in detecting gluten allergies and intolerance in medical school; maybe 2 hours of subject matter. If you are affected by gluten because of an intolerance, manifestation is not necessarily just a "gut feeling". It's much more complex and ailments extend well beyond the intestines.
For example, we recently gained insight into the connection between gluten and hormones, particularly how interplay between the two affects girls, as they move from childhood, through puberty into a life as adults. That same interplay affects adult women too. And it doesn't stop there.
Now we want to share what we've learned with other gluten-free lifestyle advocates, whether it's a new or modified recipe substituting gluten free ingredients for wheat based flours and condiments, or a recently published paper, or a new food product or book available online or in stores.
Do you have a story to share? A question to ask? Drop us a comment in the box to the right. We'd love to hear from you.
Disclaimer: I'm not a healthcare professional and there are no ABCs or other letters after my last name. Still in the last year, I've learned more about gluten, Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, IBS, Crohn's Disease and many other ailments than most post-docs can claim...and it wasn't learned in a hospital lab or college classroom. No, the education was found online and in books and in countless medical papers. Our laboratory was the kitchen, our tools included the stove, the oven and a host of common utensils including measuring cups and spoons. And the guinea pigs: our family. The good news: since going gluten-free we never felt better and never looked back.