These lessons provide the heart of the Gluten Intolerance School. Here you’ll find comprehensive yet accessible guides to the most important aspects of celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, wheat allergy, autoimmune diseases, food allergies and digestive health. Many lessons include fun, interactive quizzes you can use to gauge your mastery of the gluten intolerance phenomenon.
Our bodies have evolved to isolate and eliminate a remarkable breadth of poisons, toxins, bacteria and viruses. But when this potent immune system attacks cells or tissues of your body, the consequences can be severe. This is what happens with an autoimmune disease.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease triggered by eating gluten. In this section of the Gluten Intolerance School, I’ll try to empower patients to better understand every step of the process from identifying and diagnosing celiac disease to nursing yourself back to health.
Learn to identify the difference between a food allergy and an autoimmune disease, then learn the most common food allergies wreaking havoc on your diet and digestion. While I’ll cover a wheat allergy extensively, I’ll also cover several other common food allergies.
Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
Although symptoms of gluten sensitivity are often similar to those of celiac disease, the overall clinical picture is less clear. Intestinal symptoms are often less severe, but symptoms beyond the intestines may be more common.
Many people don’t appreciate how the digestive process begins in their mouths, chewing food and mixing it with saliva. I hope to help you appreciate, protect and nurture your entire digestive process, not just your intestinal tract.
Gluten Free Diet
A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes foods containing gluten. But living entirely gluten-free is no easy matter, and healing your body after being diagnosed with a gluten intolerance will often require more than just avoiding gluten.