Gluten is a sticky protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It is also in most oats. Gluten adds texture and a characteristic chewiness to baked goods, and is used in a wide variety of other foods as well. Unfortunately, gluten can also be a health risk for many individuals.
All healing begins with the gut, so you must remove from your diet foods that are damaging to it. Research suggests that even an acute gluten exposure triggers a 70% increase in intestinal permeability (leaky gut) and spikes inflammation for as much as 6 months!
A gluten free diet is a diet that excludes foods containing gluten - this can be a very difficult lifestyle change. Our support community has put together a collection of shared recipes! All recipes are whole food, gluten free recipes - some are even dairy free! Check it out!