One of the most common questions I get asked is – Does a gluten free diet help with weight loss?  My reply is usually this: It depends on the person.  For some people going gluten free helps with weight loss, for others, going gluten free helps them gain weight.  You see, everyone is affected by gluten differently.  Much the same as the following analogy – If you give 1000 people the same medication, will they all have the same side effects?  No.  People can have different reactions to the exact same substance.  Gluten is no different.  Some people have issues with hormones, others develop celiac disease, some have migraines or nerve damage…  The list goes on and on.  Read this article on the gluten spectrumto learn more on this.

Does a Gluten Free Diet Help Lower Triglycerides?

I recently had a patient who put this question to the challenge.  After a functional medicine approach to her treatment, she was able to normalize her triglycerides, improve her energy levels, lose 20 pounds, lower blood pressure, and avoid the need for life long medications.  All this in less than 6 months time.  The bigger question here is why don’t all doctors take this approach to improving their patient’s health?  In this case, a gluten free diet combined with other food modifications and nutritional applications probably saved this women from years of chronic degenerative heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and many other health related issues.

Compare the Above to the New “Free Healthcare Bill”

Under the new free health care bill, everyone will be entitled to free treatment.  The same free treatment that Casey (above) would have received had she followed her original doctors advice.  What was that?  Go take these medications for the rest of your life and accept being ill.  Just remember that free doesn’t mean valuable, meaningful, or useful.  It doesn’t really even mean “free”.  If Casey had chosen the “free” road, she would have ended up sick and dependent on multiple medications that did nothing to treat the origin of her disease.  The costs for her medications, extended hospital visits, and the treatment of her health complications would have cost thousands of dollars over her lifetime.  You as an American taxpayer would have foot the bill. If as a country, we don’t start taking diet and lifestyle choices more seriously, the majority of under educated Americans will be led down a “free” path toward extended disease and a deteriorating quality of life. Please consider diet change as a tool to help reduce the risk of future disease.  Going gluten free is a great place to start.

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14 thoughts on “Gluten Free Diet Helps Resolve Elevated Triglycerides and Helps with Weight Loss

  1. Gloria Brown says:

    I’ve yet to find any supplement, vitamin or mineral which I do not have a gluten reaction to, so gluten detoxing would need to be fresh foods only.

  2. Debbie Boswell says:

    My triglicerides are way way out of range. My son has celieac disease so he is on a gf diet. Today is my first day of going gluten free. I am interested to see the results of my next blood test in 3 months!

  3. Helena says:

    My daughter tested “moderate” sensitivity on an ELISA test. Does this probably indicate a leaky gut and/or gluten sensitivity? Not all grains were on the test; oats tested low, buckwheat moderate.
    Thanks for any input you might like to offer.

  4. Maria says:

    All of these comments have been so informative, my dr. first said based on my symtoms I have celiac,i can and endonot tolerate daiity,soy and gluten. My blood test for gene was not conclusive and endo n colonscpy showed nothing, yet I had graves disease, my gall bladder stopped working and I have osteoporosis, when I eat gluten I get fatigue. I also still have weird sensation on right side undr ribs. I dont know what else to do, I will stay away from corn n breads next

  5. Cat =^:^= says:

    I quit all grains the on exception is my rice bread and crackers which I eat sparingly. I agree with this article 100%

  6. Kathy says:

    Gloria,
    Country Life vitamins are Gluten free. They were the first vitamin company’s to be certified GF. They are also tested by three separate labs for content and quality
    before being marketed. You can find them online at
    http://www.country-life.com. I used to work in a nutritional supplement store and they were sold there. Please visit their website to learn about their awards and commitments.
    Take Care, ~Kathy

  7. Brenda says:

    Ive been following Dr Osbourne and when his articles relating to other grains also being a problem, were posted. I have gone grain free in the past 5mths and noted such a difference.. I do have rice, for me that seems to be the one I can tolerate. as for diagnosis, well I am female, so I must just be an IBS, without one single test or even listening to my history[thanks conventional medicine]… who else has gastric/duodenal ulcers since the age of 10, at frequent intervals etc etc!!! .. I am eating what I can grow, in the garden, and rice..= much happier tum

  8. Sheila says:

    I have been gluten free dairy free for four years and it has been a continual learning experience. I have been Rice free, soy free, and corn free for almost a year. I am a lot better. I look and feel the best that I have my whole life. I used to be vegetarian (for 12 years off poultry and 23 years off beef)and then because my diet was so limited I started eating meat. I really want to go back to the vegetarian lifestyle, however I am unable to find beans that have not been cross contaminated. can anyone please help me?

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