Here’s what we now know from research: Gluten increases inflammation in everyone. It increases the risk of heart disease in everyone. It increases insulin resistance and diabetes, as well as increasing the risk of auto-immune diseases.
That’s a pretty comprehensive list of what you want to avoid as you age.
And we also know that one gram of gluten – one tiny gram – stays in your system for two weeks and affects your inflammation markers for six months. Gluten is a very sticky substance; it’s glue-y. In fact, glue is made from it.
So here’s my challenge to all my health seekers. I want you to try avoiding all foods that contain gluten – yup, go 100% gluten free – for just three weeks. That’s not forever; just a fair trial.
But remember: you have to be 100% gluten free during that time in order to test the hypothesis.
You might be amazed at the symptoms that disappear, including some you thought were “normal aging” or just normal for you.
And if you are still not convinced, after 3 weeks are up, go ahead and spend a day eating gluten: bagels, cereal, pasta, bread…. I think you will have your answer, and it might surprise you.
I’ve personally witnessed friends, family members and thousands of clients give up gluten and feel dramatically better.
Are you wondering if it will help you too?
If you decide to try the challenge, I want to hear all about it. Please leave your comments!
Here’s wishing you a happy, healthy day.