What Is Gluten-Free? Learn about the Benefits Of Gluten-Free Lifestyle.

Don’t want to read? Watch the video ABOVE instead. I am keeping up with the most updated science that researches gluten-free diet and even though we are still lacking studies and reports to prove amazing benefits I want to tell the world how much better many people, my clients, my family, and myself are feeling living gluten-free.

And today I’m talking about the basics here: what is Gluten Free?And at the end, I will share what supplement can help out with gluten sensitivity. 

Gluten free means staying away from following grains completely:

  • RYE
  • TRITICALE (hybrid of wheat and rye)And Many OAT brands

When I try to convince my clients to go gluten-free many people are open to it. They want to feel better and they trust me. But some people just can’t imagine that they would have to stop eating their white bread, bagels, donuts, pizza, and rolls.

How can you live without all these foods? You want to tell me that I will not eat bread anymore? Well, that would be the case years ago. You couldn’t find a decent tasting bread, bagels, or pizza. But now things are looking much better. More and more companies are starting to make gluten-free products.

I still get very concerned when people tell me that they can’t give up their white bread. The reason I get worried is because there’s a phenomenon called “carbohydrate addiction”, often goes hand in hand with insulin dysregulation or blood sugar instability and it’s not very simple to get rid of.  

People may be addicted to white flour more than they think. It’s almost like a chemical addiction. You may need great interventions trying to quit white flour. And the interesting part is that those that are more resistant to quitting white flour need it the most. The addicted ones are the ones that have worse gluten intolerance most of the time.  

Does it mean that you have to live gluten-free forever? 

Yes, in some cases it does mean that. 

It takes a long time for people with severe gluten sensitivity to reset their digestive system. And you know what; so many people don’t even know that they have gluten sensitivity.

It’s still not common to get tested for gluten sensitivity. The older types of testing can come up false negative and you’d be happy to hear from your doctor that you are free to eat all the gluten you want. You are happy because you get no restrictions. The doctor is happy because he just made you happy. Everyone is happy…. Really? And it’s nobody’s fault really, the testing needs to be perfected and some doctors need additional training for gluten testing. 

Some tests require you to eat a lot of gluten to test properly and often that isn’t done so you can get the false negative results. And I’ll have a separate video on gluten sensitivity and testing. 

Can it be done smoothly? Can you be gluten free? 

Yes, for sure. It means you have to stop eating wheat, barley, rye and oat. Also, it means you need to start avoiding hidden gluten in the restaurant. I’ll talk about hidden gluten in the videos coming up. Yes, it means you want to try to find delicious substitutes for pizza, bagels and cookies. But most importantly it means that you will start repairing and healing your intestinal lining. And that will improve your immune system health tremendously. 

So say yes to gluten free bread, occasional gluten free cookies, gluten free pasta, occasional gluten free pizza, etc….And do it smart, read the ingredients and make sure there are no harmful ingredients. After all they are still starchy foods and they should be limited for someone who wants to have very healthy eating habits.

Following are the foods you need to avoid on a gluten free diet:

  • Wheat Starch
  • Cereal Binding
  • Couscous
  • Wheat Germ
  • Wheat Bran
  • Einkorn
  • Emmer
  • Filler
  • Farro
  • Graham Flour
  • Kamut
  • Malt
  • Malt Extract
  • Malt Flavoring
  • Malt Syrup
  • Oat Bran
  • Oat Bran
  • Oats, unless certified gluten free, and even those I avoid
  • Oat Syrup
  • Triticale
  • Spelt (Dinkel)
  • Semolina

These are the examples of common foods containing gluten:

  • Breads
  • Rolls
  • Biscuits
  • Cupcakes
  • Pastries
  • Cakes
  • Pies
  • Cookies
  • Pizza
  • Cereals
  • Ice Cream Cones
  • Pasta
  • Fried Vegetables
  • Stuffing
  • Toast
  • French Toast
  • Croissants
  • Croutons
  • Breaded Fish or other Breaded Food Products
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Bagels
  • Waffles
  • Graham Crackers
  • Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Pita Bread
  • Corn Bread (Unless Specified GF)
  • French Fries (if Frozen)

It may be difficult to stop all these common foods. I understand that. But if you want to improve your immune system and gastrointestinal health you need to start today. 

Please read the ingredients on the gluten free labels. Make sure there isn’t too much sugar to substitute for the taste. Not all gluten free products are good for you. 

Please, note wheat-free diet doesn’t always mean gluten free diet. Make sure it says wheat-free AND Gluten Free on the packaging.

Benefits of Gluten Free: 

  • Gluten free diet can improve symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Gluten free diet can improve immune system health.
  • Patients on gluten free diet respond to traditional and/or alternative treatments faster.   

And if you are true Celiac, this is your life. What is a gluten free life? 

It means you start gluten free diet and stick to it. 

You can do it!  You can order Professional Supplements like GLUTEN RESOLVE by Priority One or GLUTEN/DAIRY DIGEST by Pure Encapsulation from my dispensary called WELLEVATE DISPENSARYPlease, click to register and purchase

Sending LOVE,

Dr. Inna

Dr. Inna lukyanovsky, PharmD

Dr. Inna lukyanovsky, PharmD

Doctor of Pharmacy, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Gut Health Expert and Best Selling Author of the book "Crohn's and Colitis Fix."

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