Its hard to believe that up to 92% of people with celiac disease don't heal on the conventional gluten-free diet
," says Heather.
The intestinal flora plays an important role for the development of the immune system as well as the development of type 1 diabetes, and the study suggests that the protective effect of a gluten-free diet
can be ascribed to certain intestinal bacteria.
Those following gluten-free diets
don't have to miss out on great tasting local ales either.
Taken together, they suggest that a gluten-free diet
may be beneficial in non-coeliac populations in order to reduce body weight gain (especially visceral adiposity and adipocyte size).
In a very good recent study, an Australian group fed these people either a gluten-free diet
or not in a double-blind, placebo-controlled fashion.
In addition to the inconvenience and added expense, a gluten-free diet
can result in a poor intake of fiber and certain essential nutrients.
The gluten-free diet
has traditionally depended on starch from rice, corn, and potatoes.
But does a gluten-free diet
have any benefits for our health other than to fight celiac disease?
Sorghum, amaranth, teff, buckwheat, millet and quinoa, for example, are completely safe for those who have adopted a gluten-free diet
The majority of conventional doctors believe that a strict gluten-free diet
is a fad.
Some of the benefit that results from consuming a gluten-free diet
may be due to the elimination of wheat, which is a major source of fructans (one of the FODMAPs--see above).
Process photos for almost every recipe accompany the photos and discuss techniques and basic concepts in a top pick for any who are on a gluten-free diet