49 Surprising Facts About Gluten You Need to Know
Alright, I can hear you saying – “49 surprising facts about gluten! Come on Dr. Osborne. There is no way that all of this can be true! My doctor never talked about any of these things!”
Well he should have. Part of the reason this information is not main stream is because most doctors don’t go this deep. Their training on gluten is limited to a small segment about celiac disease. It is not common in medical schools for nutrition or non celiac gluten sensitivity to be discussed in any great detail.
It is the scientific researchers and clinicians who help us understand the complexities behind this nutritional topic. And so I went to the research. I didn’t want you to go another day without having this information, because frankly, it could save your life… it could also save the life of someone you love. That is exactly why I put in the research links for you to follow. So if you are a gluten skeptic, or, if you on a science nerd and need to see the research, feel free to follow the links in the list below to learn more.
Here Are The Gluten Facts
If while reading this list, you experience “Aha” moments around your health history, you should consider investigating a gluten free diet for yourself. Here goes, 49 Gluten Facts:
- Everyone with celiac disease is gluten sensitive, but not everyone with gluten sensitivity will develop celiac disease. That’s why Dr. Marsh created the term- NON Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.
- There are over 200 medical conditions that gluten can either cause, contribute to, or make worse.
- Gluten can cause autoimmune disease
- Gluten can cause leaky gut
- Gluten is a common cause of unexplained iron deficiency anemia
- Gluten can cause of vitamin B12 deficiency
- There is a form of gluten in corn that can cause inflammatory damage
- There is no such thing as a gluten free oat
- Excessive gluten consumption can cause both excessive weight gain or loss
- Lab tests for celiac disease aren’t specific and have a tendency to deliver false negatives
- Villous atrophy, the hallmark symptoms of celiac disease can be caused by corn, soy, dairy, viral, and parasite infections.
- Eating processed “gluten free’ food products contributes to malnutrition and diabetes.
- Some medications have been shown to mimic gluten sensitivity
- Gluten can cause asthma symptoms
- Vitamin C can help heal inflammatory damage caused by gluten.
- Gluten can cause dizziness and loss of balance (Ataxia)
- Gluten can cause seizures
- Gluten is a migraine headache trigger
- Gluten can contribute to testosterone problems in men.
- Gluten can cause thyroid disease
- Gluten can cause nerve pain and neuropathy
- Gluten can cause 6 types of skin disease
- Gluten can be a trigger in autoimmune arthritis
- Gluten can cause damage in doses as low as 20 ppm (1 breadcrumb)
- Gluten sensitivity is completely different from a wheat allergy
- Gluten can cause liver damage
- Gluten can cause your gallbladder to malfunction
- Gluten can cause cancer
- Casein, a protein in dairy, can mimic gluten
- There are hundreds of different kinds of gluten proteins found in grains
- Sometimes gluten gets blamed for health problems that are caused by exposure to pesticides
- Sometimes gluten gets blamed for health problems caused by other proteins found in grain.
- Children with learning disorders often respond well to a gluten free diet
- Processed food can be cross contaminated with gluten up to 41% of the time.
- As many as 92% of the people following a gluten free diet continue to have health problems because of cross contamination, processed food, and consumption of corn, rice, sorghum and other grains.
- Gluten can be found in braces and orthodontic materials
- It can take 3 years to fully recover from gluten induced disease.
- Gluten free on the label doesn’t make the food healthy.
- The best way to lab test for gluten sensitivity is with DNA Testing
- Most doctors are as in the dark about gluten because the learning focus in medical school is nutrition deprived
- Gluten can cause joint pain
- Gluten can cause acid reflux or GERD.
- Gluten can cause IBS
- The gluten free diet is not dangerous to follow if you don’t have gluten sensitivity
- Gluten in cosmetics and skin products can cause health problems
- Rice is a bad gluten free substitute because it contains toxic heavy metals
- Quinoa is a bad gluten substitute because it contains gluten mimicking proteins.
- Gluten can cause Eye Disease
- You can take a quick and easy quiz to help you determine whether going gluten free is a good idea for you. Just click here <<===
I could continue adding to this list. The only reason I stopped at 49 Surprising Facts About Gluten is because we are celebrating my 49th birthday!
Always looking out for you,
Dr. Osborne – The Gluten Free Warrior
The links in this post are extremely valuable and may help someone you Love. Please don’t be stingy and share the knowledge by passing this post along. And if you have experienced any of the above as a result of gluten, please share in the comments below. Your story has power to help others heal!