Celiac Disease Misunderstandings

Celiac Disease Misunderstandings

Posted by DSDC on Feb 12th 2024

In just a few years, being gluten free has gone from some obscure concept to driving gluten-free foods as the fastest growing grocery store category. We are finding a nice supply of gluten-free foods in just about every store we have visited these last few years. We were in a small store in Akumual Mexico and found gluten free linguini. Of course it wasn’t cheap butstill…

I am also happy to see the conversation shift from just celiac disease to non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Some researchers have been working on this non-celiac form for a couple of decades. It just takes time to get the research from the journals to the doctor and to the public. In this case I think it mostly went from journal to the public. Your local MD may be the last person to discover the significance of the gluten problems.

If you are like most of clients at OVitaminPro, you are far better educated about health matters than the average person. We know because we talk with many of you on the phone.

When announced that you had adopted a gluten-free diet, you may have encountered one or more of the following commonly held misconceptions or comments in bad taste.

  • 1.You trying to lose weight or what? Weight loss plans are so common that many of your friends or coworkers will assume that this must be a weight loss fad. Suggesting that a person dealing with an autoimmune condition is just on a vanity quest doesn’t show much in the way of understanding.
  • 2.What can you eat? Isn’t gluten in everything?
  • 3.Come on. Can’t you have just one? These are really good.
  • 4.Want a beer?
  • 5.Is gluten like a nut allergy?
  • 6.Want some of my hamburger? I can take the bun off.
  • 7.If you have a gluten allergy you should have the sourdough bread.
  • 8.Did a real doctor tell you that you should be gluten free?
  • 9.Oh, you have a rich person’s disease.
  • 10.Don’t you miss bread?

If you are gluten free, you are subject to a few nutritional deficiencies. We recommend supplementing zinc, B vitamins and magnesium. To be more exact with your nutritional needs, you can get a SpectraCell blood test. You can read more about this at OVitaminPro.com. Search for the topic starting with the word blog such as blog celiac.

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